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 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $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 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $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 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $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
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
11 Customer Reviews
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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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
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 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Geoffrey D.
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Half Day with PJ

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Morning Trip on August 28, 2021
Great time with PJ on Lake Minnetonka! Super nice, professional and knowledgeable! Will be back!
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Half day with Captain Thayne

VERIFIED   Half Day Morning Trip on June 12, 2021
What a blast catching Smallies with Thayne!!  Captain Thayne knows how to roll in a $80K Lund boat and first class equipment. ...
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CEDAR E BETHL, MN
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VERIFIED   Half Day Morning Trip on July 10, 2021
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Dan C.
Minneapolis, MN
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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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FAQs about Memories Made Guide Service

Memories Made Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Morning Trip (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (Evening) (4 hours)
  • $350 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