Northern Hoosier Outdoors

Greetings fellow fishermen! Welcome to NHO!

No matter your level of experience in fishing, we are glad to have you here and ready to take you on your next fishing adventure! That cooler air is getting us excited and ready for this upcoming ice fishing season, we hope you join us this winter to catch fish, build relationships, gain knowledge, and above all else, have FUN!
I’m your captain, Brandon Swartz, but you can call me, “Northern” if you like, a lot of folks do. Ice fishing trips are based on ice and weather conditions. When the charter is scheduled, I will get in contact with the customer and go over current ice conditions close to the date of the scheduled outing. If conditions don’t allow for safe travels and activities, we can attempt to reschedule to get you on the fish and enjoy your time out on the ice safely at a different date. Weather changes fast in Minnesota, and we do our best to monitor it as it changes.
We fish for a variety of Minnesota’s species. Typical outings we catch: Panfish (Sunfish, Crappies, Perch) Bass, Pike, and Walleye. Occasionally, a Musky has been fought and sometimes caught. All rods, tip-ups, tackle, and bait are included, guests are required to have a valid fishing license and dress in layers, with warm socks and boots (feet are first to get cold standing on ice) and winter coats, warm hats, and gloves. CAPTAIN RESERVES RIGHT TO DENY GUESTS WHO COME ILL PREPARED, we take frostbite seriously!
When outside using tip-ups or traveling to the spot, warm winter gear is a must. Inside the ice house, you will be able to remove layers and enjoy a warm and comfortable temperature to catch fish and enjoy snacks. OCCASIONALLY, and at captain’s discretion, warm cooked meals, snacks, and drinks may be provided that were agreed upon with customer. If you or any guests attending with you have allergies or medical conditions, please address them to the captain when you book your outing for safety of all.

Thank you! Welcome aboard matey!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Partial Day 1 Angler 4 hr 2pm-6pm
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $180
    Enjoy a partial day on the water, 4 hrs $180 All rods, tip-ups, tackle, and bait is included, guests just NEED to dress in layers, with warm socks and boots (feet are first to get cold) and winter coats, warm hats, and gloves. We bring snacks, and drinks. If you have allergies, they need to be addressed to the captain before the scheduled outing. Species include: panfish (sunfish, crappies, perch) bass, pike, and walleye. Thank you! Welcome aboard matey!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    Partial Day 1 Angler 4hr 10am-2pm
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $180
    Enjoy a partial day on the water, 4hours $180 All rods, tip-ups, tackle, and bait is included, guests just NEED to dress in layers, with warm socks and boots (feet are first to get cold) and winter coats, warm hats, and gloves. We bring snacks, and drinks. If you have allergies, they need to be addressed to the captain before the scheduled outing. Species include: panfish (sunfish, crappies, perch) bass, pike, and walleye. Thank you! Welcome aboard matey!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    Partial Day 1 Angler 4hr 6pm-10pm
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $180
    Enjoy a partial day on the water, 4hours $180 All rods, tip-ups, tackle, and bait is included, guests just NEED to dress in layers, with warm socks and boots (feet are first to get cold) and winter coats, warm hats, and gloves. We bring snacks, and drinks. If you have allergies, they need to be addressed to the captain before the scheduled outing. Species include: panfish (sunfish, crappies, perch) bass, pike, and walleye. Thank you! Welcome aboard matey!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Parent & Child (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $200
    2-6 anglers. Get those children out and learn the joy of fishing! They’ll learn new skills and have an experience they’ll never forget. 4 hours set rate of $200of (1Adult $130+1Child $70) (+$60/additional child) All rods, tip-ups, tackle, and bait are included, guests just need to dress in layers, with warm socks and boots, winter coats, warm hats, and gloves. Half fishing days, I offer snacks and drinks predetermined with customers. Let the captain know about any allergies prior to the charter.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Parent & Child (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $200
    2-6 anglers. Get those children out and learn the joy of fishing! They’ll learn new skills and have an experience they’ll never forget. 4 hours set rate of $200of (1Adult $130+1Child $70) (+$60/additional child) All rods, tip-ups, tackle, and bait are included, guests just need to dress in layers, with warm socks and boots, winter coats, warm hats, and gloves. Half fishing days, I offer snacks and drinks predetermined with customers. Let the captain know about any allergies prior to the charter.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Parent&Child (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $200
    2-6 anglers. Get those children out and learn the joy of fishing! They’ll learn new skills and have an experience they’ll never forget. 4 hours set rate of $200of (1Adult $130+1Child $70) (+$60/additional child) All rods, tip-ups, tackle, and bait is included, guests just NEED to dress in layers, with warm socks and boots, and winter coats, warm hats, and gloves. Half fishing days, I offer snacks and drinks predetermined with customer. Let captain know about any allergies prior to charter.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    Full Day 1 Angler 8 hour 10am-6pm
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $250
    Full day, enjoy a day on the water 8 hours. $250 All rods, tip-ups, tackle, and bait is included, guests just NEED to dress in layers, with warm socks and boots (feet are first to get cold) and winter coats, warm hats, and gloves. Full fishing days, I offer warm cooked meals predetermined with customer, snacks, and drinks. If you have allergies, they need to be addressed to the captain before the scheduled outing. Thank you! Welcome aboard matey!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    Full Day, 1 Angler 8hr 4pm-midnight
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $250
    Full day, enjoy a day on the water 8 hours. $250 All rods, tip-ups, tackle, and bait is included, guests just NEED to dress in layers, with warm socks and boots (feet are first to get cold) and winter coats, warm hats, and gloves. Full fishing days, I offer warm cooked meals predetermined with customer, snacks, and drinks. If you have allergies, they need to be addressed to the captain before the scheduled outing. Thank you! Welcome aboard matey!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Ice Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $275
    2-6 anglers. All rods, tip-ups, tackle, and bait are included, guests just need to dress in layers, with warm socks and boots(feet are first to get cold) and winter coats, warm hats, and gloves. Half fishing days, I offer snacks and drinks predetermined with customers. If you or any guests attending with you have allergies, they need to be addressed to the captain before the scheduled outing. Species include panfish(Sunfish, Crappies, Perch) Bass, Pike, and Walleye. Thank you! Welcome aboard matey!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Ice Fishing (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $275
    2-6 anglers. All rods, tip-ups, tackle, and bait are included, guests just need to dress in layers, with warm socks and boots(feet are first to get cold) and winter coats, warm hats, and gloves. Half fishing days, I offer snacks and drinks predetermined with customers. If you or any guests attending with you have allergies, they need to be addressed to the captain before the scheduled outing. Species include panfish(Sunfish, Crappies, Perch) Bass, Pike, and Walleye. Thank you! Welcome aboard matey!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Ice Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $275
    2-6 anglers. All rods, tip-ups, tackle, and bait are included, guests just need to dress in layers, with warm socks and boots(feet are first to get cold) and winter coats, warm hats, and gloves. Half fishing days, I offer snacks and drinks predetermined with customers. If you or any guests attending with you have allergies, they need to be addressed to the captain before the scheduled outing. Species include panfish(Sunfish, Crappies, Perch) Bass, Pike, and Walleye. Thank you! Welcome aboard matey!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Ice Fishing (Day)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $520
    2-6 anglers. All rods, tip-ups, tackle, and bait are included, guests just need to dress in layers, with warm socks and boots(feet are first to get cold), winter coats, warm hats, and gloves. On full fishing days, I offer warm cooked meals predetermined with customers, snacks, and drinks. If you or any guests attending with you have allergies, they need to be addressed to the captain before the scheduled outing. Species include panfish(Sunfish, Crappies, Perch) Bass, Pike, and Walleye. Thank you!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Ice Fishing (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $520
    2-6 anglers. All rods, tip-ups, tackle, and bait are included, guests just NEED to dress in layers, with warm socks and boots(feet are first to get cold), winter coats, warm hats, and gloves. On full fishing days, I offer warm cooked meals predetermined with customers, snacks, and drinks. If you or any guests attending with you have allergies, they need to be addressed to the captain before the scheduled outing. Species include panfish(Sunfish, Crappies, Perch) Bass, Pike, and Walleye. Thank you!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    2 Day Weekend – Ice-Camping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $650
    Enjoy 2 days back to back, out on the frozen lake, targeting a variety of species. Food and drink are provided (discuss details with Captain before trip), bait and tackle also all provided! Catch, clean & cook fresh fish right on the ice! You’ll get to sleep out on the lake using cots in the ice house, we have options for campfire, and rattle wheels for catching fish while sleeping. Carbon Monoxide Detectors for safety. Bucket w/bag/toilet lid for when nature calls. THE ULTIMATE ICE FISHING EXPERIENCE!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
  • Private trip
    3 Day Weekend – Ice-Camping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $750
    Enjoy 3 days back to back to back, out on the ice, targeting a variety of species. Food and drink are provided (discuss details with Captain before trip), bait and tackle also all provided! Catch, clean & cook fresh fish right on the ice! You’ll get to sleep out on the lake using cots in the ice house, we have options for campfire, and rattle wheels for catching fish while sleeping. Carbon Monoxide Detectors for safety. Bucket w/bag/toilet lid for when nature calls. THE ULTIMATE ICE FISHING EXPERIENCE!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Muskellunge (Musky)
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    Perch (Yellow)
    Yellow Perch
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Devon F.
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Multiple trips with Brandon

August 5, 2023
Always a blast, always know how to have a good time and find fish!
Devon F. recommends Northern Hoosier Outdoors
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Adrian R.
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Puts you on fish

October 15, 2021
I’ve been out fishing with Brandon plenty of times and have always been put on fish, this is my biggest pike, measured in...
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FAQs about Northern Hoosier Outdoors

Northern Hoosier Outdoors offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $180 per group - Partial Day 1 Angler 4 hr 2pm-6pm (4 hours)
  • US $180 per group - Partial Day 1 Angler 4hr 10am-2pm (4 hours)
  • US $180 per group - Partial Day 1 Angler 4hr 6pm-10pm (4 hours)
  • US $200 per group, additional US $60 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Parent & Child (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $200 per group, additional US $60 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Parent & Child (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $200 per group, additional US $60 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Parent&Child (Night) (4 hours)
  • US $250 per group - Full Day 1 Angler 8 hour 10am-6pm (8 hours)
  • US $250 per group - Full Day, 1 Angler 8hr 4pm-midnight (8 hours)
  • US $275 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Ice Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $275 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Ice Fishing (Night) (4 hours)
  • US $275 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Ice Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $520 per group, additional US $85 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Ice Fishing (Day) (8 hours)
  • US $520 per group, additional US $85 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Ice Fishing (Night) (8 hours)
  • US $650 per day per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 2 Day Weekend – Ice-Camping (2 days)
  • US $750 per day per group, additional US $120 per person after 2 guests - 3 Day Weekend – Ice-Camping (3 days)

When you book a trip with Northern Hoosier Outdoors, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Bucket with toilet seat
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed When camping on cots overnight on the ice
  • Live Bait Well We supply bait when available from local shops.
  • Kitchen Coleman propane cook stove and/or fire pit
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Northern Hoosier Outdoors include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Based on trip, catch, clean cook, right on the ice)
  • Snacks (Bring your own/ NHO also supplies)
  • Drinks (Bring your own/ NHO also supplies)
  • First Mate (Jesse is our Tech Mate )
  • Lunch (Discuss with captian, what food/how much)

Northern Hoosier Outdoors offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Northern Hoosier Outdoors offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Handline
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Northern Hoosier Outdoors include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Sturgeon
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Brandon Swartz
Cambridge, Minnesota, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
2 Customer reviews
Member since October 2023
For my entire life, 32 years, I have been fishing. Before I could walk, my family had a fishin’ pole in my hand and turned me loose! I took to it, it’s my addiction, you could say I was “hooked”! Join me and share the experience!
Our Team
Jesse W.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Catfish Catfish
Crappie Crappie

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Handline
Ice Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Bucket with toilet seat
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
When camping on cots overnight on the ice
Live Bait Well
We supply bait when available from local shops.
Kitchen
Coleman propane cook stove and/or fire pit

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Based on trip, catch, clean cook, right on the ice
Snacks
Bring your own/ NHO also supplies
Drinks
Bring your own/ NHO also supplies
First Mate
Jesse is our Tech Mate
Lunch
Discuss with captian, what food/how much

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Fish are cleaned and packaged by NHO staff
Crew Keeps Catch
If fish cannot be revived, etc
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.