Take The Bait Guide Service LLC

Boat Ramp
Spring Park MN, United States

Having an unforgettable day on the water (or the ice) has never been more fun than with Take The Bait Guide Service. Operating out of Spring Park, Minnesota, they will show you the best of Lake Minnetonka while teaching you everything they know about the most efficient techniques, latest fishing trends, and the right bait to use for the most productive fishing experience.

Join Captain Mike Piccioli aboard his 19’ Skeeter MX 1825 bass boat, fresh on the water in 2017. It comes powered by a 150 HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine that ensures a smooth, stable, dry, and fast ride to the most fruitful fisheries. It also has a Minn Kota trolling motor and Hummingbird depth finders that will help you stay on the fish.

The captain will take you exploring the bountiful Lake Minnetonka containing numerous bays teeming with a variety of game species, such as Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Musky, Walleye, and Panfish. You can expect to master your cast and do some trolling, spinning, jigging, and bottom fishing.

Ice-fishing is also an option during winter. Three ice trailers are available for 4 people for 4 hours. If you’re one of the lucky ones visiting in January and February, you’ll have the unique opportunity to enjoy a heated room with a TV while ice-fishing your next trophy. The captain will provide all the needed gear for a successful ice-fishing experience. You’ll also get to choose between different fishing locations, just contact the captain before the trip.

Fishing gear and lures are provided for other types of fishing also. The only things that’s missing is you!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day—Lake Minnetonka (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 May - 1 Oct
    US$ 275
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Bring your best fishing buddies or family members because this trip is for four anglers. You'll be chasing after Musky, Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, and Panfish for four exciting hours in the morning.
  • Private trip
    Half Day—Lake Minnetonka (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 10 May - 1 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 275
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip will see you fishing the bountiful Lake Minnetonka for the likes of Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Musky, Walleye, and Panfish. Four is the maximum number of passengers on this excursion.
  • Private trip
    Ice Fishing Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 28 Feb
    US$ 175
    up to 4 persons
    Don't miss the opportunity to go ice-fishing in one of the three ice houses that the captain will have ready for you on Lake Minnetonka during January and February. The charter covers all the fishing gear, bait, TV, a generator, and an underwater camera for up to 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Ice Fishing Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 28 Feb
    US$ 175
    up to 4 persons
    Explore Lake Minnetonka during winter and try your hand in ice-fishing. Three ice-fishing houses are available. This trip includes rods, bait, tackle, underwater camera, TV and a generator for up to 4 people.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)
Crappie
Muskellunge (Musky)
Pike (Northern)

Walleye

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bass boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Ice Fishing

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
Lures

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Mike Piccioli
Spring Park, Minnesota, United States
Member since July 2018
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I'm a school teacher and fishing is my passion. I love catching fish as much as I love helping others catch fish. It often happens that I'm more excited about my clients landing a big one then they are! I have been a captain for 9 years now. My job is to make sure that my clients have a great day on the water or ice. That means always learning something new and catching a lot of fish!