Prime Time Guide Service

Prime Time Guide Service invites you to a day of fishing fun and games on Forest Lake! Join local guide Benjamin Elfelt and he’ll make it his mission to take you where the fish hide and put you on the most productive bite.

Ben guides fishing expeditions for anglers of all levels and he’s got over 20 years of experience that he puts to good use. He’s got a 19’ Lund Pro-V boat with a 90 HP Mercury engine that will take you to the fishing grounds efficiently. There’s room on board for up to 32anglers to fish comfortably.

You’ll fish using quality St. Croix rods and Shimano reels, and you’ll have live bait and an assortment of lures at your disposal. The boat also has a wireless trolling motor to help you come close to the spookiest of fish.

Forest Lake has a range of freshwater game fish that are fun and challenging to hook. Walleye, Bass, Crappie, Musky, and Pike are the most common catches here and all of them are both excellent fighters and even better table fare. Ben will clean and fillet your catch after the trip so that you can enjoy it as soon as possible.

As you can see, everything fishing-related will wait for you on the boat, you only need to buy a fishing license and bring some snacks and lunch on full day trips. Warm and layered clothing is also recommended during the colder months.

Your kids are more than welcome to join in and fish with you, as long as they’re older than 5, Ben will have a life jacket for them.

Go fishing with Prime Time Guide Service and discover new fishing horizons!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Weekend (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $275
    price breakdown
    Make the most out of your weekend and go fishing for 5 hours with a local guide. You can expect excellent fishing action with a range of species at the end of your line – Crappie, Walleye, Bass, Pike, and Musky. To travel in full comfort, don't forget an additional layer of clothing, snacks, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Weekend (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $275
    price breakdown
    This 5-hour trip is the perfect solution for all the working anglers that don't have time to fish during the week. Join Benjamin on this afternoon excursion and chase all the lake favorites like Musky, Walleye, Bass, Crappie, and much more. You'll need your fishing license, snacks, and clothing suitable for the time of the year.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Weekday (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $225
    price breakdown
    When you're busy in the morning, but you still want to get out and catch some fish, here's a trip for you. Spend 5 hours targeting Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Pike, Musky, and Walleye and see what bites best. A fishing license is a must, and some snacks are a good idea, as well as an additional layer of clothing and raingear.
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About the Captain

Benjamin Elfelt
Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States
Angler's Choice
11 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2019
Benjamin Elfelt has been a fishing guide for more than a decade, but he's been fishing his entire life. He's a US Navy veteran and a member of the Freedom Fishing Foundation, which is an organization that provides fishing trips for veterans and their families free of charge. Benjamin also participated in tournaments and has ample experience in putting people on the fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Crappie Crappie
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)

Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Lund Pro-V (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 90HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Experience
Half day trip with Ben
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Matt S.
United States
 5.00
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Half day trip with Ben

VERIFIED   NEW  July 4, 2020
We had a great day on Forest Lake with Ben. Although the conditions weren’t great for fishing (hot and no breeze or wind)...
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Alex H.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 5.00
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Evening Fishing w/ Ben

VERIFIED   NEW  June 30, 2020
Had a great time out on the lake with Ben! He found us some honey holes and got us on some great fish! Highly recommend, definitely...
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Roshanda J.
The Bronx, NY
 5.00
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Best Bday Present Ever said My Daughter

VERIFIED   NEW  June 27, 2020
Had the BEST time fishing with a real Pro Captain Benjamin Elfelt!  Had all the equipment, knowledge and a wonderfully...
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Gloria H.
Cleveland, OH
 5.00
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FISH ON

VERIFIED   July 25, 2019
My 12 y.o. grandson and I fished on Forest Lake with Captain Ben July 25th and had a GREAT time. He caught several nice size...
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Jeff K.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Full day trip in afternoon

VERIFIED   August 31, 2019
Ben was a great guide and very accommodating. He picked a lake that has been the best walleye fishing for this time of year....
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