Memories Made Guide Service

Both complete beginners and master anglers are in safe hands with Mike, Alie, and their Memories Made Guide Service. If you are looking for a fun and educational experience on the water for your whole family and friends, this is your company.

Memories Made Guide Service is owned and operated by Mike Ferrell and Alie Witthans. This dynamic duo enjoys connecting their clients and friends to the wonderful world of the outdoors and sharing their wealth of local knowledge.

Explore the finest lakes Minnesota has to offer. Head to Minneapolis for a half-day adventure targeting Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Musky, Northern Pike, Sunfish, and Walleye.

Your boat for the day will be a 19’ Crestliner, fresh on the water in 2018. This spacious vessel has plenty of room for up to 2 anglers to fish in comfort and style. It is also outfitted with modern electronics and professional accessories.

All trips include the use of all the necessary tackle and gear to make a great catch possible. Don’t hesitate to bring your favorite alcoholic drinks with you – the crew has a mixer. Just don’t forget to purchase a valid fishing license before you make your first cast!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Fishing is always best early in the morning. "Early bird gets the worm." So they say. Well, with our morning guide trip, watch the sun come up, while we are setting hooks. Enjoy peace and quiet on the lake with lots of fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Enjoy an exciting evening out on the water of one of the area's lakes. You will be targeting Pike, Musky, Walleye, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, and Sunfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Enjoy an afternoon out on the water, fishing for Walleye, Pike, Musky, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, and Crappie.
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About the Charter Operator

Memories Made Guide Service
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
7 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
Memories Made Guide Service is run and operated by Mike Ferrell, a quality guide and experienced angler. He believes that the biggest achievement for him is when his customers learn something. Mike loves fishing with families and seeing happy people. He says, “I have been fishing since I was a toddler. I have enjoyed it so much that I wanted to pass on the knowledge that was given to me to others. I enjoy seeing the smiles and memories that are made in our boat!”

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)
Sunfish Sunfish
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Crestliner (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (13)
4.94
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Half day morning fishing trip with Captain Mike
Half day morning fishing trip with Captain Mike
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+10
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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VERIFIED   August 20, 2020
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Dan C.
Minneapolis, MN
 5.00
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Half day morning fishing trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Morning Trip on July 25, 2020
We had such an amazing fishing trip with Mike and Memories Made Guide Service.  The boat, rods and tackle, and Lake Minnetonka...
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Scott W.
Dubuque, IA
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Definite memory made

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 20, 2020
Had a nice time with Mike on the lake.  I would recommend Mike and memories made to anyone.
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Brenna B.
Austin, TX
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Half Day Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 14, 2019
We had an amazing fishing trip around Lake Minnetonka w/ Captain Mike. He was an awesome guide and showed us all the great...
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Bradley B.
Saint Joseph, MO
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Half Day Trip With Captain PJ

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 24, 2019
Cold front made fishing a bit tough, but still caught some nice bass. The weather was perfect to be out on the water in MN!
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