DH Custom Rods & Tackle is located in Wayzata and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. Come fish with some of the best in the Midwest.  Lake Minnetonka is one of the best, most underrated fishing lakes in the land of 10,000 lakes. Lake Mille Lacs trips can be accommodated with sleeping quarters at an additional cost. Your crew can work with large corporate events and even coordinate tournament-style competitive trips as a fun event.

Capt. Dusty will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4 to 7-hour trips, mainly fishing for Bass both largemouth and small. Sunfish, Muskellunge, Pike, Crappie, and Walleye, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, trolling, ice fishing, jigging, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 23’ Mako boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers. This boat comes with an ice-box and a wireless trolling motor.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. The boat will be supplied with drinks for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Book your trip now and hit the water with DH Custom Rods & Tackle.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Lake Minnetonka (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    A Lake Minnetonka guided trip. The target species will depend on the conditions and time of year. Obviously, the goal is to put you on the best bite there is to ensure you have the best trip! These trips last from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Lake Minnetonka (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    Enjoy a guided trip on Lake Minnetonka. The species you will target depend on the conditions and time of year. The crew's goal is to put you on the fish and make your trip the best possible. These trips last from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Lake Mille Lacs (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    A Lake Mille Lacs guided trip. The exact species you will target will depend on the time of year and conditions, but the captain will always strive to provide you with the best trip possible! These trips run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Lake Mille Lacs (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Enjoy 4 fours on Lake Mille Lacs. Captain Dusty will do everything possible to make your trip fun and productive, and the species you will chase depend on the conditions as well as the season. You will depart at 1:00 p.m. and get back at 5:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Lake Minnetonka
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Seven lovely hours on Lake Minnetonka. Target species depends on conditions, and time of year. The captain's goal is to put you on the best bite available and ensure you have lots of fun. Join him aboard and make memories fishing!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Lake Mille Lacs
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Embark on a 7-hour adventure on Lake Mille Lacs and make lovely fishing memories. You and Captain Dusty will go after any available species, depending on the season and the conditions. Obviously, the captain aims to help you land a good catch and make your trip as enjoyable as possible!
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About the Captain

Dusty Hafner
Wayzata, Minnesota, United States
ID & License verified
25 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
As the owner of DH Custom Rods and Tackle, fishing has been Captain Dusty's passion since his youth. He made an exit from the corporate grind over 10 years ago to design and build custom fishing rods. Now with two retail Pro Shops in the twin cities and multiple guide boats, his company is one of the most complete outfitters in Minnesota.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Crappie Crappie
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)

Boat specs

Mako (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Utilize our DH Custom Rods! on your trip!
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Laris K.
Annandale, VA
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Fun family morning on Lake Minnetonka

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Lake Minnetonka (AM) on June 30, 2022
During a visit to St. Paul, I wanted to take the kids out on a Minnesota lake fishing adventure. Perusing the options available...
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Kenneth Y.
Columbus, TX
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Great day on Lake Minnetonka

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Lake Minnetonka (AM) on May 28, 2022
Had a great day with Captain Sean.  He met us at the dock in an 18 foot Warrior and we were off to chase the fish.  The fishing...
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Alan E.
O'Fallon, MO
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Half day with Captain Dusty

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Lake Minnetonka (AM) on September 4, 2022
We had a great time.  My family loved the trip and Captain Dusty was the best.  We caught plenty of fish and just had a great...
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Michelle D.
Minneapolis, MN
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5.0 / 5
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Highly Recommend this top-notch fishing tour!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Lake Minnetonka (PM) on July 30, 2022
What a fantastic trip! We’re new to the area and had family visiting so wanted to try something new. I reached out to Captain...
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Elda R.
Santa Barbara, CA
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Excellent fishing on Lake Minnetonka

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Lake Minnetonka (AM) on June 15, 2022
What a great time filled with lots of action!  Capt Dusty knows exactly where to go for great action on the lake.  Beautiful...
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FAQs about DH Custom Rods & Tackle

DH Custom Rods & Tackle offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Lake Minnetonka (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Lake Minnetonka (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Lake Mille Lacs (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Lake Mille Lacs (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Lake Minnetonka (7 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Lake Mille Lacs (7 hours)

When you book a trip with DH Custom Rods & Tackle, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with DH Custom Rods & Tackle include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Utilize our DH Custom Rods! on your trip! )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks

DH Custom Rods & Tackle offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

DH Custom Rods & Tackle offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with DH Custom Rods & Tackle include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Crappie
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye