Amaazen Outdoors – St. Croix Rivers

Float down the Upper St. Croix Rivers, one of MN and/or WI’s most pristine rivers with Amaazen Outdoors.

The "Croix" is run by the National Parks Service. A number of decades ago, the Feds conserved this watershed. Today you can see the benefits of the National Scenic Riverway Act. One of them is the opportunity to pursue large trophy Smallmouth Bass and large Musky in the shallow rocky upper stretches. With the lakes getting packed with weekend warriors, find peace of solace on the river with a chance at a monster musky.

Capt. Brian welcomes you to join him on his 16’ drift boat that accommodates up to 2 guests. As he loves to teach beginners how to fish, you can bring your child along, just make sure to reach out prior to booking and discuss the details.

Smallmouth fishing is on fire right now and Musky isn’t far behind. You can use different types of gear and techniques, such as fly fishing, spinning, and choosing between light and heavy tackle. If you don’t have any preferences, let the captain choose the best option, depending on the situation.

Just bring your fishing licenses - everything else is covered by the captain.

Amaazen Outdoors is open to many different trip options. Capt. Brian tries to be as flexible as possible and he’ll help you put together a trip that meets your needs.

Come float your stress away!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Aug 30
    $450
    Contact Capt. Brian for customization, to make this adventure a trip of a lifetime. You'll chase Musky and Smallmouth from a drift boat or small fishing raft. This allows you to get to place others can not! If you are looking to experience fishing in a whole new way - come float with Capt. Brian!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Aug 30
    $325
    Target Musky and Smallmouth Bass with an experienced guide. St Croix & Apple Rivers are his home water. Contact him if you have a river you want to hit but don't see it here, he can travel all across the state. Departure times can be negotiable.
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About the Charter Operator

Amaazen Outdoors
Lakeville, Minnesota, United States
1 Fishing Report
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3 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2021
I love showing people new places. I enjoy sharing my experiences with others and teaching people how to be successful fishing. Most of ALL - I love the St. Croix River experience from a drift boat. The fishery is amazing and the river is wild. Full of fish and wildlife. I just love sharing that passion for nature and the outdoors. My favorite species is Muskies... There is so much folklore, history, and controversy over the species. Wisconsin is ground zero where it all began! It's even the state fish. However, somedays, I would say I prefer Smallmouth :)

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)

Boat Specs

Human Powered (Drift boat) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 1HP Human Powered engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 2 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Ice Box
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal

Recent Fishing Reports

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August 19, 2021
Last week I had the pleasure of getting both of my customers their first muskies. We boated a small 22 incher earlier in the morning. The musky bite window opened up and the last hour of our float - we boat a 45'' and 38'' musky. On smallmouth gear, light tackle and 15lbs mono leaders. What a blast - Openings for Oct musky floats.

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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on August 18, 2021
My grandson and I both caught our first muskies - one 45 inches and one 38 inches plus several smallmouth. We were thrilled!
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FAQs about Amaazen Outdoors – St. Croix Rivers

Amaazen Outdoors – St. Croix Rivers offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Amaazen Outdoors – St. Croix Rivers, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Amaazen Outdoors – St. Croix Rivers include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Fly and Conventional )
  • Live Bait (Rarely used )
  • Lures
  • Snacks (Half Day Trips )
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Lunch ( Full Day Trips Only )
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (7wt - 12 wt )

Amaazen Outdoors – St. Croix Rivers offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

Amaazen Outdoors – St. Croix Rivers offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Amaazen Outdoors – St. Croix Rivers include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Muskellunge (Musky)