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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 along with their talented fishing guides enjoy 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, or outside of the twin cities for a half-day adventure targeting Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Musky, Northern Pike, Sunfish, and Walleye.
We also offer trips just outside of the Twin Cities as well. With just a short drive, we will have you outside the "metro hustle and bustle" enjoying some peace and quiet, along with quality fishing with one of our premier guides.

We promise a fun time! All of our guides are navigating the latest and greatest boats, with the newest technology to help you put fish in the boat.

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 guides are equipped with coolers, ice, and water. Just don’t forget to purchase a valid fishing license before you make your first cast!

Contact us today to set up your next fishing adventure!



About the Charter Operator

Memories Made Guide Service
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
26 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
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) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Crappie Crappie
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)

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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Always have a cooler stocked with ice and mixers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared ahead of time
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Additional fees will apply
Drinks
Water; mixer for alcohol provided

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
6 and older; vests provided
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Additional fee for fish cleaning
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (34)
Fishing with Mike
Fishing with Mike
Half Day with PJ
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Gary S.
Coronado, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 14, 2022
Easy communication and timely Reasonable priced Very helpful at setting trip up Extremely well equipped...
Gary S. recommends Memories Made Guide Service
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Dawn S.
Minneapolis, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with JR

VERIFIED   Half Day Morning Trip on September 10, 2022
The trip was awesome!  JR is very knowledgeable and patient.  I am new to fishing and wanted to go alone with JR so he could...
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Phillips P.
Maryland Heights, MO
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Morning Trip on October 22, 2022
Didn’t catch a fish…Not because Mike didn’t know what he was doing..I had a great day learning about muskie fishing and...
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Travis W.
Overland Park, KS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day with PJ

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 15, 2022
I would recommend PJ as a guide.  He was always responsive beforehand and very helpful throughout the trip.  He was very...
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Thomas R.
Gunnison, CO
Excellent
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Perfect 1/2 day with Capt. Matt

VERIFIED   Half Day Morning Trip on July 29, 2022
Everything about the morning was perfect.  Capt. Matt had us on the fish immediately, and it didn’t stop for the entire...
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FAQs about Memories Made Guide Service

Memories Made Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Morning Trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (Evening) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Memories Made Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box Always have a cooler stocked with ice and mixers

Trips booked with Memories Made Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared ahead of time )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Additional fees will apply)
  • Drinks (Water; mixer for alcohol provided )

Memories Made Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Memories Made Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Memories Made Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Crappie
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye