Pj's Guide Services

Pj’s Guide Services offers customers the exclusive opportunity to catch multiple freshwater species year-round. Whether you’re looking to go ice fishing in the winter or trolling in the summer, Pj McDeid will tailor your trip based on your preferences. With over 40 years of fishing experience and 25 years guiding, Pj is just the man you want to put you on some amazing fish.

His boat is a 19’ Alumacraft, equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, radar, and wireless trolling motor. She accommodates up to 3 guests, everyone can fish at the same time, and kids of all ages are welcome aboard. You’ll also have a cooler for your snacks and drinks, as well as a livewell for the bait.

Pj offers several packages, based on the time of year of your trip. Ice fishing can be booked from December to March and all necessary gear will be provided, including tents and heating. You’ll arrive at the meeting point and head out either by foot or vehicle.

His other fishing trips are available from March to November. These trips will give you the opportunity to try some different techniques, including jigging, spinning, popping, and trolling. If it’s your first time, Pj can provide as much assistance as you need or if you’re a seasoned angler, he’ll give as much space as you want.

Your target species include Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Musky, Northern Pike, Sunfish, Crappie, and Yellow Perch. Pj has both light and heavy tackle depending on the weight of the catch. He keeps an array of top-quality rods and reels available on board, made by a variety of brands.

All you’ve got to do is pick up your fishing license before the trip, show up 15 minutes before departure, and the rest will be covered. Feel free to bring food and beverages, as well as any other personal items you may need.

Invite your family and friends on an exciting freshwater adventure in Minnesota. Get ready to experience the beautiful outdoors and create lasting memories with Pj’s Guide Services!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Nov 30
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    A full-day trip increases your opportunities of catching multiple species. You'll also have the option of taking a break halfway through the trip and stopping somewhere for lunch. Your target species for the day include Walleye, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Musky, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Sunfish, and Crappie. All equipment and bait is included, so just purchase a fishing license before the trip and come ready to have a great time!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Ice Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Mar 15
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Get ready to go ice fishing and catch multiple species while staying warm and dry in a heated fish house. Target species include Yellow Perch, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Musky, Northern Pike, and Walleye. All gear is included, as well as tents and heating. You'll meet at the pre-determined location and head to the lake either by foot or vehicle. Just be sure to pick up your fishing license before the trip and the rest is taken care of!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Nov 30
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    This 4-hour trip is perfect for people with busy schedules and it's especially great for kids. You'll target a range of species, including Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Musky, Sunfish, Crappie, and Yellow Perch. Rods, reels, bait, and tackle are included. Just pick up a fishing license before your trip and get ready for a fun adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Ice Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Mar 15
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Come along on a unique adventure and explore the world under the ice while staying warm and dry above. You'll be targeting species such as Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Sunfish, Musky, and Northern Pike. All gear is provided and included in the price. Tents and heating are included as well and the holes will be pre-drilled. You'll meet at the set location and head to the lake either on foot or vehicle. Just get your fishing license before the trip and the rest is covered!

About the Captain

Pj McDeid
Spring Park, Minnesota, United States
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4 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since August 2019
Pj McDeid has been fishing for the past 40 years and guiding for over 25 years. He fishes year-round and targets multiple species on the lakes surrounding Minneapolis. He regularly participates in local tournaments but his main focus is showing customers a good time. Pj enjoys teaching kids and beginners how to fish and caters his trips to all types of anglers, from novice to pro.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)
Sunfish Sunfish
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Alumacraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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4.89
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Bruce P.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Half day trip with Capt PJ

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on October 15, 2020
My son and I had a great time finish with PJ on a very cold day on Lake Minnetonka. He was a great guide and very informative....
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Glen S.
Minneapolis, MN
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Great time with Captain PJ!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 3, 2020
Took my 11 year old daughter out for her first charter fishing experience and she had a blast. It was all due to Captain PJ’s...
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VERIFIED   June 21, 2020
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Karen A.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 27, 2020
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