Nate Berg Fishing Guides operate from Brainerd Lakes Area, one of the most enticing freshwater destinations when it comes to diversity of species and fishing locations. Choosing a perfect fishing trip in the area with over 400 lakes and a plethora of species is not easy, but luckily for you, Nate Berg Fishing Guides will be there to tailor your experience exactly to your needs and preferences.

You and up to three other anglers will be fishing aboard their 18’ aluminum fishing Crestliner built in 2015. Powered by a Mercury engine and cruising at a maximum speed of 32 knots, this boat comes equipped with top-quality safety and navigational gear. There’s also a live bait tank on board to make sure your bait stays fresh and appealing.

You’ll have endless options when it comes to fishing locations and species with hundreds of lakes located only 30 miles from Brainerd. Nate Berg Fishing Guides will tailor your fishing experience according to your desires - whether you’d like to focus on particular species or have a mixed bag of targets. Whichever option you choose, your guides will show you the best locations and techniques for hunting Walleye, Trout, Bass, Pike, Perch, and many others.

They’ll also provide you with the best fishing gear, including lures and live bait. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted for your convenience, and the drinks are also provided. Just make sure to bring an extra layer of clothing and tell your guides what your desired targets are. They will choose the location and organize the trip according to your choice - they have all the knowledge and all the lakes to make your day with them a life-changing experience.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $350
    If you're a morning person and want to spend 4 hours fishing, this trip is made for you. You'll be hunting anything from Walleye, Trout, Bass, Pike, Perch, and many others, or just focus on a particular species. Just let your guides know, and they'll organize the trip according to your desires.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $350
    If waking up early is not your thing, this 4-hour afternoon trip is perfect for you. Let your guides know if you'd prefer to chase multiple species or focus on a single one, and they'll organize the whole adventure according to that. Whatever you choose, your hit list will include Walleye, Trout, Bass, Pike, Perch, and much more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $400
    This 6-hour trip will see you chasing multiple species or just one; it's completely up to you. Nate Berg Fishing Guides will tailor the trip to your needs and do everything possible to put you on Walleye, Trout, Bass, Pike, Perch, or anything else you may run into.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Pre Season
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 12
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $400
    Spend 6 exciting hours on the water at an amazing discounted pre-seasonal price! Your guides will put you on the species of your choosing, including Walleye, Trout, Bass, Pike, Perch, or anything else biting.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $450
    Choose your pray and let your guides show you the best fisheries and techniques for hunting it down. The list of targets may include Walleye, Trout, Bass, Pike, and Perch, just to begin with. This full-day trip will last at least 8 hours - Nate Berg Fishing Guides don't watch the clock and if the bite is good, this trip can last up to 10 hours.
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Delayed Fathers Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on July 11, 2024
Captain Nate did a great job navigating the lakes as the walleye were being illusive today, yet we still brought home a couple...
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Adam D.
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Great fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 10, 2024
Brought my 7 year old on his first fishing trip. Nate was great with a first timer. He kept us active and moving to keep my...
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Timothy O.
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Great Day Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on July 17, 2024
All went as planned,  Nate was great and very knowledgeable. We appreciated all the new things we learned and Nates experiences...
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Jarod R.
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Nate was an excellent guide

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on July 7, 2024
The fish were being a bit stubborn but Nate didn’t stop trying to get us on fish. We still came away with a good bit of fish...
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Leslie M.
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Finest "crappie" experience a girl could have!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 20, 2023
My husband, boys and I traveled to Minnesota to play in the snow.  Well, the snow may be lacking this year, but the fun in...
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FAQs about Nate Berg Fishing Guides

Nate Berg Fishing Guides offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $400 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Pre Season (6 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Nate Berg Fishing Guides, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Nate Berg Fishing Guides include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (All bait is included.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (I always clean fish for free. I do limit people to Pike per person because they take a little longer to clean. Do you want more? I charge five dollars per fish. )
  • Drinks (I have water in the boat if you want anything else you need to bring it. I just don’t want to have 50 cases of different stuff at home.)

Nate Berg Fishing Guides offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (I fish between 25 and 30 Lakes during open water and even more ice fishing)
  • Lake Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Nate Berg Fishing Guides offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Nate Berg Fishing Guides include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Crappie
  • Lake Trout
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye

Meet the Charter Operator

Nate Berg Fishing Guides
Breezy Point, Minnesota, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
83 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since April 2018
I have been a part of the outdoor industry for most of my life but have been guiding since 2002. My wife and I started this guide business to be able to give back to the industry that has been so good to us. So a majority of our profits from guiding are donated back in the form of fishing trips to charities and benefits that mostly help children in some way.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Crappie Crappie
Lake Trout Lake Trout

Boat specs

Alumacraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
I fish between 25 and 30 Lakes during open water and even more ice fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
All bait is included.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
I always clean fish for free. I do limit people to Pike per person because they take a little longer to clean. Do you want more? I charge five dollars per fish.
Drinks
I have water in the boat if you want anything else you need to bring it. I just don’t want to have 50 cases of different stuff at home.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
I don’t have age limits. What I do suggest is limiting to four hours for any kid under the age of 12. The reason for doing so is I do not want to be the reason a kid loses his or her love for Fishing. 
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal

Recent fishing reports

Fishing remains incredible!!!
Fishing remains incredible!!!
June 24, 2024
This is a report over the past week Doesnt matter the species, the fish are biting very well. Over the last week, we have seen a transition from a shallow bite to a more typical weedline bite. Crawlers are hoping and moving rather than spot locking in postion seems to be the key. The bite will only get better as the summer goes!
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