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 20’ Skeeter boat with a 150 HP Yamaha engine that will take you to the fishing grounds efficiently. There’s room on board for up to 2 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
    Half Day Trip – Weekday (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Weekend (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $350
    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
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $350
    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.
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About the Captain

Benjamin Elfelt
Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States
15 Customer reviews
Response time 1 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) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Crappie Crappie
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)

Boat specs

Skeeter (Angler) originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
St Croix rods and Shimano reels
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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
Min. age 5, 1 life jacket provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 1.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (9)
Half day trip
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Half day trip with Ben
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Michael R.
Dundas, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Weekday (PM) on August 25, 2022
We are both new to fishing and Ben was patient and extremely knowledgeable. He explained the basics and gave us some pointers...
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Allie S.
LK OF THE FST, KS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Evening Trip w/Ben

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Weekday (PM) on June 7, 2022
Ben was on time, professional, fun and knew so much about the lake. My son & mom were thrilled with their surprise fishing...
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Jay J.
Chisago City, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Benjamin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Weekday (PM) on June 9, 2022
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Gloria H.
Cleveland, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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FISH ON

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Weekday (AM) on 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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Matt S.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Ben

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Weekend (AM) on July 4, 2020
We had a great day on Forest Lake with Ben. Although the conditions weren’t great for fishing (hot and no breeze or wind)...
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FAQs about Prime Time Guide Service

Prime Time Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip – Weekday (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip – Weekend (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip – Weekend (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Prime Time Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Prime Time Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (St Croix rods and Shimano reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Prime Time Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Prime Time Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Prime Time Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Crappie
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Walleye