Prime Time Guide – Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is one of the favorite winter pastimes in Minnesota and if you’ve never tried it before, Prime Time Guide Service is there to take you out! With Benjamin Elfelt to organize a fun day on the ice, productive fishing is all but guaranteed.

Ben is a Forest Lake local and he spent most of his life exploring these waters in all seasons. He knows exactly where the fish go at the height of winter and what setup to use to attract them to bite.

You will meet with your guide and depending on the ice conditions, together you will either walk to the best spots, or he will drive you in his snowmobile or truck. He can take out a group of up to 6 people, so whether you’d like to come with your family or friends (or both!), you’re welcome to do so.

Everything you need concerning ice fishing equipment, your guide will provide, including suitable rods, reels, and tackle. He will drill holes in the ice for you as well, and it’s up to you to wait for something to bite.

When it comes to the fish species you’ll be targeting, big Walleye, Crappie, Northern Pike, and Muskellunge are all on your to-catch list. Some of them come in impressive sizes, so getting them out from the waters through inches of ice will be a feat of strength and skill.

For your ice fishing expedition, you will need a fishing license, very warm clothing suitable for low Minnesota temperatures, and maybe a thermos with a warm drink and some snacks. Ben will take care of everything else.

Come fishing with Prime Time Guide Service and get hooked on ice fishing!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Mar 1 (Sat, Sun)
    Go ice fishing on Lake Forest and enjoy a day of excellent fishing with your skilled guide, Ben. He will do everything for you, even drill holes, it's up to you to drop your line and wait for that tug of war to begin on the other side. Walleye, Crappie, and Northern Pike are the most frequent catches, and they come in healthy sizes, too. Bring warm clothing, a fishing license, some snacks, and drinks.
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FAQs about Prime Time Guide – Ice Fishing

Prime Time Guide – Ice Fishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)

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

Prime Time Guide – Ice Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Prime Time Guide – Ice Fishing offers the following fishing technique:
  • Ice Fishing

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

Meet the Captain

Benjamin Elfelt
Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States
21 Customer reviews
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)

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Ice Fishing


Trip includes

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

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 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
Min. age 5, 1 life jacket provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:


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Robert Q.
Raeford, NC
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Great times with Benjamin on the ice

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 28, 2020
Skilled, efficient, knowledgeable and well equipped.  Benjamin’s expert knowledge and expertise made for an outstanding...
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