Minnesota Fishing Guides and Charters

Bitter cold weather doesn’t stop diehard Minnesota fishing guides from enjoying their sport, even in the deep freeze of the Minnesota winters. When it is too cold for the Minnesota fishing guides to fish outdoors they simply go indoors to their ice shanties where they cut a hole in the ice, sit back on the couch, if it has one, and enjoy catching walleye, pike, or crappie in the relatively warm air. If it sounds like the Minnesota fishing is good in the winter then you should try fishing with a Minnesota fishing guide in the summer when the states natural resources are in full bloom.

With the warmth comes family fishing trips to places like Cass Lake where you can stay at any one of the local lodges and hire a Minnesota fishing guide from the region that will help you catch large walleye, muskie, and largemouth bass. And Cass Lake is just one lake of thousands, in fact Minnesota is called the land of 10,000 lakes and there’s likely more than 10,000 Minnesota fishing guides, charters, and lodges where you can book a fishing trip and spend the weekend with your family soaking in the sun and nature.
Listed below are a few Minnesota Fishing Guides And Charters.

Minnesota Fishing Charters

If you are planning to go charter fishing in Minnesota then you should plan on having a great time, but you should also know a few things if you have never used the services of a Minnesota fishing charter or guide before. Once you know your vacation spot or the lake you would like to fish you should immediately reserve a local fishing charter or you may get to the lake and find out the charters are all booked up, especially during the busy season. Once you have reserved your Minnesota charter boat service the rest is easy because most fishing guides supply all your gear, tackle, and bait. You are expected to bring your food and drinks and personal items like sunglasses, fishing cap, dramamine if you need it, and maybe some soft soled boat shoes. It is a good idea to ask your Minnesota fishing guide what his rules are for alcohol or beer.

Minnesota Charter Boat Fishing

There isn’t much we can tell expert anglers about Minnesota charter boat fishing or what to expect once you are out on the boat. For you anglers that may be new to the sport of Minnesota charter fishing then there are a few things we can give you a heads up on. Your goal is to have fun and hopefully catch some fish. If you have hired a reputable Minnesota fishing charter then he won’t mind helping you when you need it, in fact most will even dish out a few fishing tips you can use when you get back home to your own fishing hole.

  1. Don’t mess with anything mechanical on the charter boat unless you ask permission from the Captain.
  2. If you aren’t familar with or aren’t sure how to use the rod n reel you are given then simply ask your Minnesota fishing guide or charter boat Captain, he will help.
  3. If you need help with a fish, bait, or a lure, again just ask the guide for help – they are there to show you a great time and any reputable guide does not mind helping you at all.
  4. A good rule of thumb – If you don’t know – ASK. It is the best way to ensure your fishing trip goes smoothly and is good fun for your family.

A few available fish species while fishing in Minnesota:

  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Muskellunge
  • Crappie
  • Bluegill (Sunfish)
  • Trout
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Catfish
  • Salmon

A Few Minnesota Fishing Records:

Largemouth Bass – 8 lbs, 15 oz – Auburn Lake, 10/05/2005 in Carver County, MN.
Smallmouth Bass8 lbs – West Battle Lake, in 1948 in Otter Tail County, MN.
Walleye – 17 lbs, 8 oz – Seagull River, 05/13/1979 in Cook County, MN.

A Few of the Many Minnesota Lakes, Rivers, and Reservoirs

The lakes below are just the names of a few Minnesota Lakes and most offer boat ramp access. There are literally thousands of lakes in Minnesota where you can fish on your own or hire a local Minnesota fishing guide. For more lakes we refer you to the Minnesota DNR website on the “Where to Fish” page.

  • Lake Irving, Lake Marquette
  • Frontenac Lake, Newman Lake
  • Benjamin Lake, Crane Lake
  • Gilstad Lake, Leech Lake
  • Grace Lake, Midge Lake
  • Little Wolf Lake, Wolf Lake
  • Stump Lake, Pimushe Lake
  • Medicine Lake, Upper Red Lake
  • Gull Lake, Turtle River Lake
  • Lake Bemidji, Plantagenet Lake
  • Ribideau Lake, Rainy Lake
  • Blackduck Lake, Cass Lake
  • Big Lake, Oak Lake
  • Kitchi Lake, Moose Lake
  • North Twin Lake, Lake Andrusia
  • Hennepin Lake, Evergreen Lake

Minnesota Fishing Resources

  1. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Fishing laws & regulations at, MN DNR.
  2. Minnesota Hunting and Fishing Licenses – Minnesota fishing or hunting license online.

The Minnesota fishing guides listed below specialize in all style and types of fishing in Minnesota. Find guides and charters below for:

  • Minnesota Fishing Trips
  • Minnesota Bass Fishing Trips
  • Minnesota Ice Fishing
  • Sight Seeing Tours

Below you will find listings for various Minnesota fishing guides and charters for your next fishing trip vacation to Minnesota.

Pike Dreams Guide Service – Pike Dreams Guide Service brings you Lake Minnetonka multi-species fishing just 20 minutes from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Fish for Northern Pike, Walleye, Bass, and all the popular species that call the lake home. Contact Pike Dreams at 952-470-8800.

Superior Fishing Charters – Go fishing with Superior Fishing Charters on the St. Louis River out of the Port of Duluth, Minnesota. Catch fish with experienced Captain Jon Fiskness on Lake Superior and other NE Minnesota lakes. Contact Captain Jon Fiskness at 218-940-4081.

Regular Minnesota Fishing Charters, Guide Listings, and Fishing Lodges
A Lucky Star Charters Duluth, MN 218-727-3439
Adrian’s Resort Baudette, MN 218-634-1985
Adventure Charters Benedict, MN 218-751-5965
Adventure North Walker, MN 218-547-1532
Adventure Sportfishing Charters Duluth, MN 218-624-2553
Agape Bass Guides Alexandria, MN 320-886-3008
Agate Bay Resort Isle, MN 320-684-2233
Anderson’s Northland Lodge Walker, MN 218-836-2325
Ash Trail Lodge Orr, MN 218-374-3131
Ballard’s Resort Baudette, MN 218-634-1849
Barefoot Bay Charters Excelsior, MN 952-474-2140
Barneveld’s Resort Aitkin, MN 218-678-2433
Barrett’s Fish’Inn Federal Dam, MN 218-654-3755
Bayview Lodge Resort Baudette, MN 218-634-2194
Bentley’s Outfitters Eden Prairie, MN 612-828-9554
Big Dog Guide Service Minneapolis, MN 612-810-7330
Bill’s Time Out Charters Duluth, MN 218-525-4598
Birch View Resort Baudette, MN 218-634-1693
Borde Du Lac Lodge Benedict, MN 218-224-2384
Border View Lodge Baudette, MN 218-634-1631
Borderland Lodge & Outfitters Crane Lake, MN 800-777-8392
Brainerd Guide Service Brainerd, MN 218-825-8965
Breezy Guide Merrifield, MN 218-838-0344
Brian’s Launch Service Warroad, MN 218-386-2736
Bro’s Cabin Rentals and Guide Service Cass Lake, MN 218-665-2217
Broken Arrow Resort & Campground Alexandria, MN 320-763-4646
Captain Garys Charter Duluth, MN 800-457-9402
Captain Hooks Fishing Charters Excelsior, MN 952-472-8699
Cats Paw Charters Duluth, MN 218-343-2337
City Dock Launch Fishing Walker, MN 218-547-1662
Cyrus Resort Baudette, MN 218-634-2548
Dickie’s Portside Resort Isle, MN 320-676-8795
Doug’s Guide Service Osakis, MN 320-766-6540
Duluth Charter Fishing Duluth, MN 218-348-2628
E Fish N Sea Charter Service Duluth, MN 800-980-4814
Eddy’s Lake Mille Lacs Resort Onamia, MN 320-532-3657
End of the Line Charter Fishing Esko, MN 888-846-6536
Excel Boat Club Excelsior, MN 952-401-3880
FinnTastic Charters on Lake Superior Cottage Grove, MN 651-459-8872
First Mate Charters Duluth, MN 715-392-3177
Fishin Safari Detroit Lakes, MN 218-847-2523
Fishing Dan Fish Minneapolis, MN 952-832-0436
Four Seasons Resort Bena, MN 218-665-2231
Francis Resort & Launch Service Isle, MN 320-676-3127
Fugitive Charters Silver Bay, MN 218-226-3638
Garrison Sports Garrison, MN 320-692-4477
Gary Storm Guide Service Walker, MN 218-836-2455
Gene Miller’s Monster Muskie Trips Isle, MN 320-684-2886
Great Scotts Guide Service Twin Cities, MN 763-780-5406
Green Valley Resort Nevis, MN 218-652-3690
Gunflint Lodge Grand Marais, MN 218-388-2294
H J’s Lakeside Resort Isle, MN 320-676-8892
Hang Loose Fishing Charter Duluth, MN 218-390-8640
High Banks Resort Deer River, MN 218-246-2560
Happy Hooker Charters Duluth, MN 218-940-9400
Harmony Beach Resort Ray, MN 218-875-2811
Harv’s Launch Service Warroad, MN 218-386-2627
Holiday Sports Hwy 25 Brainerd, MN 218-828-0076
Hungry Jack Lodge & Campground Grand Marais, MN 218-388-2265
Huddle’s Resort Walker, MN 218-836-2420
Island View Lodge International Falls, MN 800-777-7856
Jake’s Launch Service Warroad, MN 218-386-2534
Jake’s Northwest Angle Angle Inlet, MN 800-729-0864
Jay Anderson’s Outdoor Expeditions Minneapolis, MN 612-333-4282
Jeff Sundin Early Bird Guide Service Deer River, MN 218-246-2375
Jiggin Jim’s Guide Service Buffalo, MN 612-644-7657
Joe’s Inland Guide Service Grand Marais, MN 218-387-2483
John Herrick’s Moose Bay Co Ely, MN 218-365-6285
Judd’s Resort Bena, MN 218-665-2216
Karen Savik Adventures Minneapolis, MN 612-377-4959
KDK Charter Service Duluth, MN 218-724-1264
Ken-Mar-Ke Resort Baudette, MN 800-535-8155
La Tourell’s Moose Lake Outfitters Ely, MN 800-365-4531
Lake Mille Lacs Resort Onamia, MN 320-532-3657
Lake Superior Charters Duluth, MN 218-940-4081
Lake Superior Sport Fishing Charters Duluth, MN 800-531-3474
Lakeside Resort & Campground Brainerd, MN 218-828-1708
Lakewood Lodge Deer River, MN 218-659-2839
Larson Guide Service Osakis, MN 320-859-3308
Lester River Fly Shop Duluth, MN 218-727-1789
Lewiston Area Trout Guides Lewiston, MN 507-523-2557
Lodge of Whispering Pines Resort Ely, MN 218-365-2129
Mark Ludlow Cook, MN 800-537-5308
Meister Guide Service Battle Lake, MN 877-540-6087
McArdles Resort Bena, MN 218-665-2212
McQuoids Inn Isle, MN 320-676-3535
Midwest Guide Service Osakis, MN 320-732-6696
Mike Finke Outdoors Minneapolis, MN 612-210-5937
Minnesota Guide Service Sartell, MN 320-291-0708
Moats Resort Ely, MN 218-365-5279
Morris Point Resort Baudette, MN 218-634-2570
Moving Waters Guide Service Minneapolis, MN 612-789-2713
Musky 101 Guide Service Minneapolis, MN 507-237-3833
Nelson’s Resort Crane Lake, MN 218-993-2295
Nisswa Professional Guides Brainerd, MN 218-963-2547
Oak Island Resort Oak Island, MN 800-669-4543
On The Water Seminar Minneapolis, MN 952-835-1949
Packsack Canoe Trips & Log Cabins Ely, MN 218-365-3788
Phil’s Myr Mar Marina Aitkin, MN 218-678-2629
Pine Point Lodge Crane Lake, MN 218-993-2311
Rainy Lake Houseboats International Falls, MN 800-554-9188
Ray’s Boat Dock Aitkin, MN 218-678-4129
Recreational Fishing Minneapolis,, MN 763-545-0912
Reel Adventures Guide Service Bemidji, MN 218-751-1800
Rockwood Lodge & Outfitters Grand Marais, MN 218-388-2242
Rusty Duck Fishing Charters Duluth, MN 877-726-7775
Scenic Bay Resort Isle, MN 320-676-3274
Schuster’s Resort Baudette, MN 218-634-2412
Ship’s Wheel Resort Baudette, MN 218-634-2835
Snook’s Guide Service Osakis, MN 320-859-2710
Sport Trolling Silver Bay, MN 218-830-1050
Sportsman’s Lodge Baudette, MN 218-223-8411
Springsteel Resort Warroad, MN 218-386-1000
Sugar Point Resort Federal Dam, MN 218-654-3150
Summit Fly Fishing Company Minneapolis, MN 651-225-1200
Superior Fishing Charters Duluth, MN 218-940-4081
Tall Timber Resort Ray, MN 218-875-2171
Tamarack Lodge Deer River, MN 218-246-8515
Terry’s Boat Harbor Marine Garrison, MN 320-692-4430
Thunderbird Lodge International Falls, MN 800-351-5133
Timber Trail Lodge & Outfitter Ely, MN 218-365-3211
Tonga’s Federal Dam Cabins Federal Dam, MN 218-654-3715
Top of the Trail Outfitters Grand Marais, MN 800-869-0883
Twin Pines Resort Garrison, MN 320-692-4413
Walleye Retreat Baudette, MN 218-634-3126
Warroad Estates Marina Warroad, MN 218-386-2200
Wheelers Point Resort Baudette, MN 218-634-2629
White Water Charters Duluth, MN 218-624-0865
Wigwam Resort Baudette, MN 218-634-2168
Williams & Hall Wilderness Guides & Outfitters Ely, MN 800-322-5837
Work Knot Charters Duluth, MN 218-525-1865
Voyagaire Houseboats & Lodge Crane Lake, MN 218-993-2266
Voyageur North Canoe Outfitters Ely, MN 218-365-3251
You Set The Hook Duluth, MN 218-724-9104
Zippel Bay Resort Williams, MN 800-222-2537

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