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 – the opportunities are limitless!

Your guide, 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, Hook Look Musky Rods, Mitchell, Daiwa, Shimano, Snyders Lures, Panfish Plastics, and more.



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  • 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
    $280
    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.
  • 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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 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
    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)
    $440
    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.
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About the Captain

Captain Brian Koshenina
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
17 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
168 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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

Boat specs

Ranger (Performance fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Open water and Ice
Backcountry Fishing
Walk in Trout fishing

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
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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; BYO vests
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

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Ice fishing trips coming soon!
November 9, 2022
Have you always wanted to try ice fishing but don't have the means to do it? Let me handle everything for you! Now booking ice fishing trips for the 2022 and 23 season. I can take one up to six people! You show up with your fishing license and I take care of the rest! Book soon before all the dates are taken.
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 166 reviews
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Muskie trip with Captain Brian
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Carley M.
Eden Prairie, MN
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Half Day morning fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on October 29, 2022
10000% recommend using muskies and more fishing guide service. Captain Brian is very knowledgeable and gave us a great experience!...
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Matthew N.
Prescott, Wisconsin
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Full Day Musky Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 17, 2022
Capt did a great job of communicating the plan for the day and was quick to respond to any questions. He was punctual and did...
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Ryan B.
Austin, MN
Excellent
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Lots of Pike on big musky lures

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 10, 2022
I booked Brian for a musky trip, we showed up almost an hour early and he was already in the boat on the water waiting for...
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Melanie R.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Excellent
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Unmatched ultimate fishing guide!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 19, 2022
I booked with Brian after a friend of mine recommended him and WOW he did not disappoint! His knowledge of the lake, fish,...
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Raymond T.
Clinton, Illinois
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Outstanding Experience!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 15, 2022
I can’t say enough about Captain Brian and Muskies and More.  We did two half day trips…the first day we caught 30+ bass,...
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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 – Ice Fishing (4 hours)
  • $240 per group, additional $40 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $240 per group, additional $40 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $40 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $40 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip – Ice Fishing (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
  • 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)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye