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 3 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 Ice Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 20 - Mar 10 (Sat, Sun)
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    Experience what Minnesota winters are known for! Ice fishing. Walking on water. Fish with Mike and his team of guides on some of the best lakes in Minnesota. You will be in the comfort of a heated portable shelter, while catching Crappies, Sunfish, walleye and Pike. Join us today for some wintery fun! All fishing gear is provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    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
    up to 3 persons
    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
    up to 3 persons
    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
4 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
3 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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

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4.92
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Brenna B.
Austin, TX
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Half Day Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   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   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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Derek S.
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Half day trip with captain Mike

VERIFIED   July 16, 2019
Amazing father-son morning of fishing
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VERIFIED   July 14, 2019
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