Prime Time Guide Service

Prime Time Guide Service invites you to a day of fishing fun and games on Forest Lake! Join local guide Benjamin Elfelt and he’ll make it his mission to take you where the fish hide and put you on the most productive bite.

Ben guides fishing expeditions for anglers of all levels and he’s got over 20 years of experience that he puts to good use. He’s got a 19’ Lund Pro-V boat with a 90 HP Mercury engine that will take you to the fishing grounds efficiently. There’s room on board for up to 3 anglers to fish comfortably.

You’ll fish using quality St. Croix rods and Shimano reels, and you’ll have live bait and an assortment of lures at your disposal. The boat also has a wireless trolling motor to help you come close to the spookiest of fish.

Forest Lake has a range of freshwater game fish that are fun and challenging to hook. Walleye, Bass, Crappie, Musky, and Pike are the most common catches here and all of them are both excellent fighters and even better table fare. Ben will clean and fillet your catch after the trip so that you can enjoy it as soon as possible.

As you can see, everything fishing-related will wait for you on the boat, you only need to buy a fishing license and bring some snacks and lunch on full day trips. Warm and layered clothing is also recommended during the colder months.

Your kids are more than welcome to join in and fish with you, as long as they’re older than 5, Ben will have a life jacket for them.

Go fishing with Prime Time Guide Service and discover new fishing horizons!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Weekend (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Wake up early and hit the water with the first sun rays on this 8-hour morning expedition. Prowl the most productive fishing grounds for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Crappie, and that's just to name a few. You'll need your fishing license, snacks, lunch, and warm clothing in the colder months.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Weekend (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This late afternoon fishing expedition has a lot to offer to anglers that like to combine sunset fishing with the night angling action. Anything from Crappie and Walleye to Pike and Bass is in the cards, and all you have to do is show up with a fishing license, food, and warm clothing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Weekend (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $275
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Make the most out of your weekend and go fishing for 5 hours with a local guide. You can expect excellent fishing action with a range of species at the end of your line – Crappie, Walleye, Bass, Pike, and Musky. To travel in full comfort, don't forget an additional layer of clothing, snacks, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Weekend (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $275
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 5-hour trip is the perfect solution for all the working anglers that don't have time to fish during the week. Join Benjamin on this afternoon excursion and chase all the lake favorites like Musky, Walleye, Bass, Crappie, and much more. You'll need your fishing license, snacks, and clothing suitable for the time of the year.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Weekday (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $225
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    When you're busy in the morning, but you still want to get out and catch some fish, here's a trip for you. Spend 5 hours targeting Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Pike, Musky, and Walleye and see what bites best. A fishing license is a must, and some snacks are a good idea, as well as an additional layer of clothing and raingear.
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About the Captain

Benjamin Elfelt
Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2019
Benjamin Elfelt has been a fishing guide for more than a decade, but he's been fishing his entire life. He's a US Navy veteran and a member of the Freedom Fishing Foundation, which is an organization that provides fishing trips for veterans and their families free of charge. Benjamin also participated in tournaments and has ample experience in putting people on the fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Lund Pro-V (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 90HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
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
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (3)
4.81
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Full day trip in afternoon
Half day trip with Captain Ben
Evening trip
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Gloria H.
Cleveland, OH
 5.00
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FISH ON

VERIFIED   July 25, 2019
My 12 y.o. grandson and I fished on Forest Lake with Captain Ben July 25th and had a GREAT time. He caught several nice size...
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Jeff K.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 5.00
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Full day trip in afternoon

VERIFIED   August 31, 2019
Ben was a great guide and very accommodating. He picked a lake that has been the best walleye fishing for this time of year....
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Audrey M.
Shakopee, Minnesota
 5.00
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Evening trip

VERIFIED   June 30, 2019
My grandson and I had a Great time. We caught lots of fish. Benjamin is an awesome guide and we would love to go with him again!...
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Mindy N.
Minneapolis, MN
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Ben

VERIFIED   September 20, 2019
Ben was friendly and easy going. Very patience with us and a great guide. Definitely recommend a trip with him.
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Mike M.
Columbus, NE
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Half day trip with Captain Ben

VERIFIED   August 5, 2019
Ben was great.  Would recommend him to anyone.  Was flexible with schedule due to weather, great working with my...
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