Muskies And More Guide Service

Muskies And More Guide Service invites you to explore everything that the Twin City Metro area has to offer. Spend your day on a walk-in trip for Rainbow and Brown Trout or checking the bite on Lake Minnetonka, head to White Bear Lake or Lake Independence, Ice fish Lake Riley and West Rush Lake or enjoy your day on the Mississippi River Pool 2 or 3 – the opportunities are limitless!

Your guide, USCG tested and approved, Captain Brian Koshenina, has over four decades of fishing experience. He is a patient angler who enjoys fishing with seasoned veterans and families alike. Everyone is welcome to join in the adventure!

Brian’s goal is to catch fish but also relax, have fun, and make some fantastic memories. He will greet you with a warm welcome on his 2017 Ranger Angler 19’ boat 15 minutes before the trip. You will be guided through the basics and sign a release form. Then, the boat’s 150 HP Yamaha engine will power you to the hottest grounds in the area, and it’s Fish On!

The list of your potential catches will include Crappie, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Walleye, Musky, and Northern Pike. All the necessary and up-to-date equipment will be provided for the trip, including top-notch brands like Abu Garcia, Favorite Fishing, Onyx Outdoor Gear, Just Encase, Hook Look Musky Rods, Mitchell, Daiwa, Shimano, Snyders Lures, Panfish Plastics, and more.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Ice Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Mar 15
    US $300
    Have you ever wondered what it's like to walk on an ice-covered lake? Have you ever wanted to try ice fishing? Maybe you have experience in ice fishing but you'd like to learn some new tricks or techniques for catching fish under the ice? If you're looking for a true ice fishing experience, look no further. The captain guides out of hubs and flip over shelters and some of the best ice fishing lakes in the Metro. He targets Crappie, Bluegill, Bass, and Northern Pike.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 3 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $300
    This four-hour trip will take you fishing on Lake Minnetonka or surrounding area lakes for Crappie, Pike, Musky, Bass, and other species. The fishing spot will be chosen depending on the fishing conditions and your preferences. Length of trip can be shortened due to daylight hours.(Trips are typically 3-4 hours)
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $300
    This four-hour trip will take you fishing on Lake Minnetonka or surrounding area lakes for Crappie, Pike, Musky, Bass, and other species. The fishing spot will be chosen depending on the fishing conditions and your preferences. Trip can be shortened due to daylight hours. (Typical trip is 3-4 hours)
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Ice Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Mar 15 (Sat, Sun)
    US $400
    Have you ever wondered what it's like to walk on an ice-covered lake? Have you ever wanted to try ice fishing? Maybe you have experience in ice fishing but you'd like to learn some new tricks or techniques for catching fish under the ice? If you're looking for a true ice fishing experience, look no further. The captain guides out of hubs and flip over shelters and some of the best ice fishing lakes in the Metro. He targets Crappie, Bluegill, Bass. Trip can be shortened due to daylight hours.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
    This is an eight-hour trip with a break in between. You will be fishing for Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Musky, Walleye, and other species on Lake Minnetonka or other lakes in the area. Trip is subject to daylight hours and can be shortened.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
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Great trip and great catches

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on July 11, 2024
Captain Brian took myself, my husband, and my nephew out on the lakes and had us catching fish in no time. I had a great time...
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Great experience

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 15, 2024
Despite some sketchy weather, Capt. Brian put us on a bunch of fish. Caught a little bit of everything, but the largemouth...
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Fishing with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 21, 2023
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We had a blast on our fishing trip! Captain Brian’s was very fun, knowledgeable and well prepared. We caught a variety of...
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Captain and the Experience Were Fantastic

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on July 14, 2024
Captain Brian was fantastic and made the whole experience so!  He was engaging, helpful and his equipment was first class...
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FAQs about Muskies And More Guide Service

Muskies And More Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group, additional US $60 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Ice Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $60 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $60 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $60 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Ice Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $60 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Muskies And More Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Muskies And More Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (There will be a "Live Bait" charge for Musky Fishing. We do not catch our bait. Bait is purchased at a bait shop before your trip. Upcharge can be anywhere from $30-$90 depending on trip length and amount of bait needed.)
  • Lures

Muskies And More Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Spring/Fall)
  • Lake Fishing (Open water and Ice )
  • Backcountry Fishing (Walk in Trout fishing(Spring))

Muskies And More Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Ice Fishing (Mid December thru March )

Top targeted fish species with Muskies And More Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Brown Trout
  • Crappie
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Captain Brian Koshenina
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
31 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
283 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2018
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Hi, I'm Captain Brian Koshenina, owner/operator of Muskies and More Guide Service. I started fishing at the age of 4 and haven't stopped since. From tournament fishing for Bass, Walleye and Musky to Salmon fishing in Alaska and shark fishing in California, my passion for fishing runs deep! I believe in family, fishing and fun. Fishing is "therapy" and what a better way to enjoy a day on the water than letting me do all the work while you relax and catch fish!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Crappie Crappie

Boat specs

Ranger (Dual console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Spring/Fall
Lake Fishing
Open water and Ice
Backcountry Fishing
Walk in Trout fishing(Spring)

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Ice Fishing
Mid December thru March

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
There will be a "Live Bait" charge for Musky Fishing. We do not catch our bait. Bait is purchased at a bait shop before your trip. Upcharge can be anywhere from $30-$90 depending on trip length and amount of bait needed.
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
All ages are welcome;
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

The multi-species bite has been HOT!
The multi-species bite has been HOT!
July 15, 2024
First off I wanted to thank everyone who is booked with me. I really appreciate all of you. The multi-species bite has been hot as has the weather! Good weather, good fishing and good times is what it's all about. Looking forward to making memories!
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