Known for the lush greenery, the various activities it features, as well as the abundance of fish, Lake Minnetonka is a must-visit destination if you’re planning a vacation in Minnesota. With Fishin’ With Jake, you’ll get to explore all the angling opportunities the lake offers, while accompanied by an experienced guide.

Your guide, Jake, has been fishing these waters since his early days. He’s an accomplished tournament angler whose main priority is to get you on some fish. You’ll use a variety of techniques, depending on the fish you want to catch. The target species include Bass, Muskellunge, Pike, and Sunfish, depending on when you visit.

On your day out, you’ll be fishing from a 19’ Champion 188 boat with enough room for up to 2 anglers. When it comes to rods, reels, and terminal tackle, everything you need is included in the price. You’ll just have to get a Minnesota fishing license prior to the trip.

Want to bring the rest of the family along for the ride? Kids are welcome aboard, so you’re free to make it a family adventure. Just keep in mind that the fish you’ll catch will have to be released back into the waters.

Hop aboard with Fishin’ With Jake and you’ll be set for a unique Lake Minnetonka adventure. If you’re lucky, you might even spot Lou the Sturgeon!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Early Bird
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $300
    Get out early enough for the morning bite on Lake Minnetonka. Fishing early is one of the best times to catch fish!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Musky
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $350
    Embark on an adventure search for big Musky! Might catch Northern Pike as well.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $400
    Just the right amount of time to catch a lot of fish! Half day trips that start in the morning, which make for a lot less boat traffic.

About the Captain

Jake Dennis
Mound, Minnesota, United States
ID & License verified
3 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2022
I started fishing around the age of 3 in my backyard pond catching Bluegills and Bullheads. Since then I have developed a passion for Bass fishing. I now fish tournaments on the Student Angler Tournament Trail.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Pike (Northern) Northern Pike
Sunfish Sunfish

Boat specs

Champion 188 (Bass boat) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 200HP Mercury Optimax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Spinning
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

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:

Cash

Customer reviews

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Steve L.
Rogers, MN
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Half day trip with jake

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Early Bird on August 21, 2022
Jake was great.  Knowledgeable, friendly and helped my son catch two massive pikes on Minnetonka.  I definitely recommend...
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Lane K.
Minneapolis, MN
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Captain courteous

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Early Bird on August 14, 2022
Jake is a great captain, passionate angler and polite young man.  We knows the lake like the back of his hand.
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Herb S.
Pleasant Hill, IA
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Early Bird on September 3, 2022
Had great time. Can’t wait to do it again.
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FAQs about Fishin’ With Jake

Fishin’ With Jake offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Early Bird (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Musky (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishin’ With Jake, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Fishin’ With Jake include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures

Fishin’ With Jake offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Fishin’ With Jake offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Spinning
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishin’ With Jake include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Sunfish