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Minneapolis Fishing Charters

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Minneapolis: 12 fishing charters available

Muskies And More Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Minneapolis
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trips from $240

Amaazen Outdoors

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Minneapolis
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trips from $520

Memories Made Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Minneapolis
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trips from $400

DH Custom Rods & Tackle

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Wayzata
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trips from $400

Set The Hook Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Spring Park
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trips from $400

Amaazen Outdoors – St. Croix Rivers

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Lakeville
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Fishin’ With Jake

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Mound
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trips from $300

Pj's Guide Services

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(17 reviews)
Spring Park
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trips from $350

Fullscale Outdoors Fishing Charter

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Stacy
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

Prime Time Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
Forest Lake
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trips from $300

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Minneapolis

The average price for a private 4 hour Minneapolis fishing trip is $335, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $560 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Muskies And More Guide Service, Amaazen Outdoors, and Memories Made Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Full list of top fishing charters in Minneapolis.

Muskies And More Guide Service and Memories Made Guide Service received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Minneapolis.

The most popular fish species you can target are Northern Pike, Muskellunge (Musky), and Smallmouth Bass. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and jigging. River fishing, lake fishing, and backcountry fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

As well as being the meeting point of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers, Minneapolis has plenty of other strong angling options. Explore the “Chain of Lakes” that surround the city, not to mention the vast bodies of water just a few miles out of town. You won’t know what’s hit you! Join one of the numerous Minneapolis fishing guides and discover the incredible angling opportunities on offer in this great city. 
 
Fishing in Minneapolis is pretty much a “whos-who” of the country’s favorite freshwater fish. From small Crappie and Sunfish, to delicious Perch, all the way up to tough-fighting Bass, Walleye, and Musky, there’s something for everyone. Come year-round and get your hands on these prized creatures, and you’re sure to head home with a treat. 
 
No matter when you visit, Minneapolis fishing guides will have something for you. Choose from a half day trip at whatever time of day suits you, or spend the full day on the water practicing your skills. When winter hits, a guide will be waiting to take you out on the ice for anywhere from 4–8 hours, with all the equipment provided. 
 
Hit up the rivers in the city, or explore the backcountry of the Mississippi in the east of the city, and you can cast from shore, aboard a boat, or in a kayak. Hop aboard a charter to explore the lakes in the city and Lake Minnesota, or spend your trip in an ice hut during winter. With so much on offer, there’s no reason for you to miss out on the incredible fishing on offer in Minneapolis! 

Rules & Regulations

Every angler looking for some freshwater action in Minnesota must have a valid MN fishing license. Grab yours online from the DNR website, or head to any licensed vendor and sign up. Other than that, your professional guide will make sure you stick to the state’s fishing seasons and bag limits. 
Minneapolis
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Based on 25013 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
There’s plenty of action to keep warm on the lakes and streams around Minneapolis, with incredible ice fishing opportunities and thrilling winter festivals. Take to the ice and see the city at its best.
February
What better way to warm up in winter than with an exciting fishing adventure and a hearty treat for dinner? Get out on the ice and land your fill of delicious Pike, Perch, Crappie, Walleye, and more.
March
As the ice begins to melt, boats start making their way out onto the Chain of Lakes, and the larger lakes around Minneapolis. Get ready to start testing your casting skills once again, before the season kicks off. 
April
While the season may be closed for some of the lakes’ most sought-after creatures, there’s still plenty of action to be had when warming up for summer. Target Perch, Crappie, Sunfish, and many more. 
May
Get ready to remember why you fell in love with fishing, as May brings with it some incredible action. Walleye and Pike season gets going, and you can even land a few Bass before the month is over.
June
The fishing mirrors the weather, as everything is red-hot in Minneapolis come June. Make the most of Musky season, along with Walleye, Pike, and Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, for a real test of your skills.
July
Book in advance to avoid disappointment with thousands of tourists flocking to the numerous lakes around Minnesota. It’ll be worthwhile, though, with plenty of Musky and Bass action to keep you going.
August
Combine your fishing trip with a visit to the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Minneapolis comes alive for 10 days of cultural events, and you can escape the hustle and bustle with a day out on the water.
September
As the crowds start to dwindle, the cool waters attract some prized fish to the shallows. Target a range of Bass, Crappie, Pike, Perch, and many more, on what promises to be a fun-filled day out. 
October
Wrap up to protect against the chill, as fall takes over Minnesota. Musky is the number one prize on the lakes around the city, while catch-and-release Bass action will also keep you on your toes. 
November
Rush out at the beginning of the month and make the most of your last chance to get out on the water, before settling in for ice fishing season. Walleye, Perch, and Pike reign supreme in winter, so get your fill.
December
Everything you need for a productive day out awaits you with a professional Minneapolis fishing guide. Settle in for a fun day of fishing with your nearest and dearest to land a warming treat for dinner. 

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The weather was perfect for us. It was 80 degrees and sunny and we didn't have any bugs.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was perfect for us. It was 80 degrees and sunny and we didn't have any bugs.
Travis  W.
Travis W. Overland Park, KS
Find a guide who works well with kids, they have the patience and skills to get you going.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a guide who works well with kids, they have the patience and skills to get you going.
Steve  L.
Steve L. Osseo, MN
Go to Muskies and More Guide Service and ask for Captain Brian Koshenina! Have him take you out for a great day of fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to Muskies and More Guide Service and ask for Captain Brian Koshenina! Have him take you out for a great day of fishing!
Pamela  D.
Pamela D. Fairfield, CA
We happen to run into a very hot stretch of weather but the trip was still spectacular and a lot of fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We happen to run into a very hot stretch of weather but the trip was still spectacular and a lot of fun.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Quincy, Massachusetts
Book your trip with Muskies and More. Brian is good and will get you to the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip with Muskies and More. Brian is good and will get you to the fish.
Justin  W.
Justin W. Maplewood, MN

Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
We had a great experience with Captain Brian Muskie fishing. While the Muskie were being Muskie and we came up empty handed, the experience was so fun for my sons 14th birthday! The conditions were rough and cold but Captain Brian made the best of it to get the boys on the water. Will definitely go again! Thank you
Cherelyn  K.
Cherelyn K. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Capt Brian has a clean and solid boat with great equipment. He was easy-going with conversation while trolling, and knowledgeable of the area. We had a little slow fishing day, but it seemed like everyone on the lake did. Overall, great experience though.
Joshua  P.
Joshua P. CORP CHRISTI, TX
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Brian was extremely knowledgeable about the lake and our intended targets (musky and pike). Within an hour he had us on a musky and got a really intense follow by one but couldn’t quite land it. A little later we landed our fist ever pike. Not only were we able to get on a couple fish, but the conversation and atmosphere on the boat made the experience even better! We will definitely be looking up Brian when we come back to Minnesota!
BLAKE  S.
BLAKE S. Wichita, KS
Memories Made Guide Service
Memories Made Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
The trip was awesome! JR is very knowledgeable and patient. I am new to fishing and wanted to go alone with JR so he could spend time helping me learn the ropes. We caught several Large Mouth Bass and Northern Pike. It was super fun and I learned a lot. I can’t wait to do it again!
Dawn  S.
Dawn S. Minneapolis, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
He was the best! So many great tips and awesome education on fishing techniques and tools. Took us to some great spots and was such a great guide!
Megan  B.
Megan B. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
We booked the trip for my mom's birthday and had a great time. The first day we tried was too windy and Brian let us know we would not have a good time and we rebooked for a few days later that ended up with perfect weather. We didn't have to worry about anything other than getting our licenses. Brian made sure we hit some good spots. My mom had a lot of good sized ones to take home and cook. Great relaxing time. Will book again for ice fishing.
Gina  S.
Gina S. Saint Paul, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Brian did an excellent job of helping us understand and have success on the lake. He does a very good job of putting us on fish. I’m booking another 1/2 day trip with Brian in late September. He is good with family members taking a personal interest in their activities . I recommend Brian. Steve S.
Steve  S.
Steve S. Minneapolis, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
We would 100% book a trip with captain Brian again the next time we are looking for a fishing charter! He was so personable and knowledgeable about fishing and was smart enough to recognize the right level of info/instruction we needed based on our experience levels without being condescending (which can be a tough line for experts in any industry to straddle). Great guy all around!!
Katy  V.
Katy V. Saint Paul, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Brian did an amazing job guiding and teaching me and my young children how to fish on Lake Minnetonka. It was a fun day!
Laura  M.
Laura M. Saint Paul, Minnesota
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Brian was very knowledgeable about fishing and helpful. Much appreciate all the information and fun trip! Will definitely be making another trip to MN to fish with Brian!
Jennifer  N.
Jennifer N. Holmen, WI
Memories Made Guide Service
Memories Made Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
I would recommend PJ as a guide. He was always responsive beforehand and very helpful throughout the trip. He was very personable and got us on some good large mouth, so it was a good experience.
Travis  W.
Travis W. Overland Park, KS
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(162 reviews)
Friendliest guide I’ve ever used. He knows the lake and where the fish live. He uses top notch equipment. Bait caster reals or spinning reels provided based on skills of the clients.
Tim  D.
Tim D. Omaha, Nebraska
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
I took my two young boys out with Brian and we had an incredible time! Brian was great about helping my boys but also letting them learn to do things on their own. They caught a ton of fish and we made some great memories!
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. Terre Haute, IN
Memories Made Guide Service
Memories Made Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Had a great day out on Minnetonka with Justin. I learned a lot, he’s a real deal tournament fisherman who’s extremely knowledgeable. My freshwater experience is limited, but he got up on the fish and I caught my first northern and my biggest bass to date!
Michael  S.
Michael S. Altadena, CA
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
My daughter and I are new to fishing. Brian was great at making us feel very comfortable, teaching us the basics, and making it fun and interesting. Four hours passed by quickly, we caught tons of fish, and learned a lot about fishing. Strongly recommended.
Rohaan  M.
Rohaan M. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Memories Made Guide Service
Memories Made Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Everything about the morning was perfect. Capt. Matt had us on the fish immediately, and it didn’t stop for the entire trip. Also, fun to learn how to fish for bass, and gain some knowledge of the area we were fishing, as well as, the different species of fish that we were catching. The boys and I thank you Capt. Matt, and hope to go again soon!
Thomas  R.
Thomas R. Gunnison, CO
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Captain Brian was awesome! He really wanted us to catch fish, and did everything in his power to make that happen. He was friendly and willing to share his knowledge, whether that is in the fishing arena or music. I highly recommend him!
Michael  S.
Michael S. Colorado Springs, Colorado
Amaazen Outdoors
Amaazen Outdoors
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(9 reviews)
Weather was great. Fish didn’t cooperate but still had a good time. Brian is a friendly guide and fun to talk with!
Scott  H.
Scott H. Montgomery, TX
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
From greeting us with a big smile and being ready to go when we arrived the trip was a joy to the end. Yes we caught fish but more than that we had fun and learned a little more from someone who has the mind of a fish, thats a compliment. We will be back for sure. Thank you Captain Brian.
Steve  L.
Steve L. Osseo, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Not ideal fishing conditions, but Captain Brian made sure that we all had fun and all caught something. Very entertaining trip. We had a great time.
Ryan  F.
Ryan F. Tom Bean, TX

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