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 walk-in trips for Rainbow and Brown Trout or checking the bite on Lake Minnetonka, head to White Bear Lake or Lake Independence, fish Lake Riley and West Rustle Lake or enjoy your day on Mississippi River Pool 2 – the opportunities are limitless!

Your guide, 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 2011 18’ Alumacraft Navigator boat 15 minutes before the trip. You will be guided through the basics and sign a release form. Then, the boat’s 115 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, Jig-A-Whopper, Hook Look Musky Rods, Mitchell, Daiwa, Shimano, Snyders Lures, and more.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $440
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $280
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $280
    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.
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About the Captain

Captain Brian Koshenina
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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9 Fishing Reports
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103 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2018
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

Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Sunfish Sunfish
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Alumacraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Mike N.
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Fabulous Family Morning on the Water

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 16, 2021
I read all the reviews and had high expectations for this trip, and somehow Captain Brian exceeded them.  We went out for...
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Eden Prairie, MN
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Full Day Trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 15, 2021
My son and I have been on trips with numerous guides in Minnesota/Wisconsin region and I can easily say this was the best experience....
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Fairfield, CA
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Worth the Trip from California!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 11, 2021
There are three of us women traveling across the country trying to experience activities associated with the area. We have...
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Chaska, MN
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Best trip ever!!!!!!!!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 8, 2021
This was by far the greatest fishing trip I have ever been on times 100!!!!!  And the best time I have had overall in several...
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Ralston, NE
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Full day trip on Lake Riley

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 19, 2021
This was our second trip with Bryan.  Our last trip was awesome so not sure what words can really describe our day with him...
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FAQs about Muskies And More Guide Service

Muskies And More Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $240 per group, additional $40 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $240 per group, additional $40 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $40 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (10 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
  • Lures

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

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)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye