Lake Minnetonka

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Lake Minnetonka Fishing Charters

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Lake Minnetonka: 6 fishing charters available

Muskies And More Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Minneapolis
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $240

Pj's Guide Services

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Spring Park
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

Memories Made Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Minneapolis
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

Parker Knudsen Fishing – Bass Guide

Mound
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

DH Custom Rods & Tackle

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Wayzata
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Pj's Guide Services – Ice Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Spring Park
trips from $350

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Lake Minnetonka

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Lake Minnetonka costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $330, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $551. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Lake Minnetonka is 20 ft and the most common vessel type is a Aluminum fishing.

According to customer reviews, Muskies And More Guide Service, Pj's Guide Services, and Memories Made Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Minnetonka. Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Minnetonka.

Muskies And More Guide Service, Pj's Guide Services, and Memories Made Guide Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Lake Minnetonka.

The best way to experience fishing in Lake Minnetonka is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Lake Minnetonka.

The most popular fish species you can target are Bass (Largemouth), Bass (Smallmouth), and Walleye. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, jigging, and heavy tackle. Lake fishing, river fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The action is finally in full swing! May brings Walleye and Northern Pike openers while Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass are catch-and-release for most of the month. However, Bass is also open during the month’s final days. Check availability for local fishing charters in Lake Minnetonka.

Lake Minnetonka offers anglers a unique opportunity to explore over 100 miles of shoreline, numerous hidden hotspots, and plenty of stunning scenery. This is the ninth largest out of over 12,000 lakes in Minnesota, and boasts stable populations of a variety of game fish. Booking a trip with one of the Lake Minnetonka fishing guides will allow you to get the most out of your visit to this rich fishery.

Although one of the lake’s main draws is that it’s recognized nationally as a Largemouth Bass fishery, it also allows for reliable targeting of many other prized species. All over the lake, guides will also put you on Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Musky, and various Panfish. Naturally, some of these fish are not available year-round, so targeting a specific species may require you to book a trip with this in mind.

The main reason for this diversity of species is that the lake itself is made up of many different bays. These bays almost act as separate lakes, offering slightly different conditions to fish species calling them home. This is why certain species tend to show up in some parts of the lake more often than others. Maxwell Bay is a good example of this, traditionally boasting an above-average population of Northern Pike. 

Even the most experienced of anglers could use assistance from a local guide when learning the ins and outs of this rich fishery. Luckily, visiting anglers won’t have to look too hard since fishing has been an obsession for generations of local anglers here. Depending on which parts of the lake you’d like to fish, the towns of Spring Park and Wayzata should prove to be excellent starting points.

Rules & Regulations

Before getting your Lake Minnetonka adventure going, you’ll need to obtain a Minnesota fishing license. You can do this either by visiting the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website or one of the local bait shops. The DNR website will also provide information on the seasons for game fish species, allowing you to plan your visit accordingly. 

Lake Minnetonka
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

If you’re not dissuaded by the cold weather, January on Lake Minnetonka will give you plenty of opportunities for a great experience. Ice fishing is very popular, and Bluegill, Crappie, Walleye, and Pike are all possible targets.

February

Many of January’s favorites are still going strong. Smallmouth Bass catch-and-release season is slowly coming to an end so if you’re looking for some final winter action, February is your month.

March

Some parts of the lake may still have safe ice covers, allowing anglers to go ice fishing for year-round species, such as Crappie. Many of the game fish species are closed for harvest but consult the DNR website for catch-and-release species.

April

April is the calm before the storm, in many ways. Game fish openers are just around the corner, but anglers coming out to the lake with the first sunny days can still have productive trips. The main targets will be Sunfish, Crappie, and Yellow Perch.

May

The action is finally in full swing! May brings Walleye and Northern Pike openers while Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass are catch-and-release for most of the month. However, Bass is also open during the month’s final days.

June

June is the month when Musky finally joins the party. If you’ve been dreaming of landing one of these brutes, this is your time. The Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Walleye bite isn’t slowing down either. 

July

Musky and Bass keep leading the show through July, as well. However, if these aren’t your preferred targets, there are many bays that will allow you to go after some of the other species that call Minnetonka home.

August

Musky season is at its peak and many anglers looking to push their skills to the limit make their way to Minnetonka. If you’re planning on joining them, get ready for a fierce battle if you find one of these beasts at the end of your line.

September

The waters are beginning to cool and many popular species are spending more and more time in shallow waters. This makes fall a great time to target trophy Largemouth Bass, but there are plenty more targets out there.

October

With the cold weather arriving on the lake, Musky is back to being on top of every angler’s wishlist. With some luck, you might even get a shot at a trophy specimen this month. Crappie and Smallmouth are also good targets, although Bass is catch-and-release only.

November

The winter is here and, for some species, the bite is starting to slow down. Parts of the lake may be already frozen over. Still, there are fish to be caught – specifically, Walleye, Perch, and Pike.

December

With winter in full swing, some of the local ice fishing enthusiasts are already beginning to set up their huts on the lake. It’s not surprising, considering the fact that Musky, Pike, Walleye, and Perch can all still be targeted.

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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
(110 reviews)
Captain Brian is an excellent captain, teacher, and is easy to chat with. He is very friendly and provides a fantastic fishing experience. My fiancé and I had so much fun bass fishing with him and would definitely recommend!
Monica  B.
Monica B. Saint Paul, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Thank you Captain Brian, Steve had a fantastic and memorable Bday. The fish were biting, the weather was great and the company was fantastic. I would 100% recommend.
Sharon  S.
Sharon S. Minneapolis, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
This was a fantastic overall guide experience! Brian was very quick to respond and flexible in his coordination, he was very knowledgable and taught us throughout the trip, and put us on fish the entire time we were out on the water! I would highly recommend Brian and he'll be my first call next time I'm looking to get out on Minnetonka!
Patrick  S.
Patrick S. Minneapolis, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Very good
4.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
I giften my 12 year old son this fishing trip as a Christmas present. We had fun, learned how to be better fisherman when we fish on our own and the captain was friendly and sociable.
Tracy  W.
Tracy W. Searles, MN
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
Fishing charter in Wayzata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
I booked a trip with Dh Custom rods & tackle guide service to take my kids out for a fishing trip . The kids had a blast fishing for crappie! Captain Dusty was very knowledgeable, professional and very patient with the kids. The boat was beautiful and well equipped with everything needed for a perfect day on the water ! We plan on booking many more trips in the future. Highly recommended!
Laura  P.
Laura P. Ririe, ID
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
As ALWAYS, Captain Brian provided a care-free, wonderful day of ice fishing for my son Owen and I. You want the BEST - Go with Muskies And More Guide Service !!
Eric  A.
Eric A. Flint, MI
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Used Captain Brian. Seen his name on Fishing Booker. First time to go ice fishing and had a blast. With underwater camera and flasher depth finders it was a blast. Bite was a little slow but fish were plentyful. Would definitely book with Captain Brian again.
Billy  H.
Billy H. Gatesville, TX
Pj's Guide Services – Ice Fishing
Pj's Guide Services – Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Spring Park
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
My husband said he literally never stopped working getting them back on fish.They caught so many they lost count and they started late due to getting in late on plane.Best birthday present he has gotten.
Brandy  H.
Brandy H. Arlington, TN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Captain Brian has a fantastic set up for ice fishing. He met us at the lake, took us to his ice house that was ready to go. He gave us tips set us up and made us comfortable then we started fishing. We watched radars, camera and our rod tips. We had a great time and plan on another trip next month!
Steve  L.
Steve L. Osseo, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
I booked this as a surprise birthday present for my spouse and it was a hit! Brian is a great guide — very personable, so much knowledge, and a great teacher no matter what level of experience you’re coming in with. I came in with low expectations of how I’d fare fishing, and even I caught a photo-worthy fish with Brian’s expertise and equipment. I highly recommend and we will be booking with Muskies and More again!
Colin  H.
Colin H. Maplewood, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
I truly enjoyed my day on the water with Brian. We shared more conversation than fish on this particular day, but it was not due to lack of his professional knowledge or skill! It was a welcome respite from my hectic military work life in DC, and nice to be "home" in MN. I hope to see you again in the future.
Thomas  B.
Thomas B. Romansville, PA
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Captain Brian was a great guide. Very knowlegable, friendly, and accomodating. It was like going on a fishing trip with a long lost friend. Booking with Captain Brian won't be a disappointment. We highly recommend him and will certainly book with him again.
Holly  F.
Holly F. Mason City, IA
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
He was very knowledgeable, polite, and overall easy. Took his time to not only put us on fish but also to teach about different tackle and proper ways to use the tackle. My wife and I are from Illinois and do fish a lot. Brian taught us knew techniques and showed us the proper way to use different lures and yes his techniques worked recommend and will also use him again.
Spencer  H.
Spencer H. LaSalle, IL
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Brian did a outstanding job for us… Fish not so much but it was a good time none the less…I would defiantly recommend Muskies and More for fishing in the Twin Cities area. Thanks again Brian!!
Brady  R.
Brady R. Henderson, KY
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
I sent my nephew, a friend and his mom out with Brian for my nephew’s 11th birthday and it couldn’t have been a more perfect gift. He raved about his experience and I truly think he’ll remember this for the rest of his life! Brian was a great communicator, taught him a lot and was easy to have fun with out on the water. Book Brian, you won’t regret it!
Jenny  G.
Jenny G. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
I had no idea what to expect..but I was thrilled and amazed at how many fish I caught. Captain Brian was excellent 👏..patient and full of knowledge and great stories 👍 My highlight was catching the Big Mouth Bass! I would highly recommend Captain Brian!
Joyce  F.
Joyce F. San Mateo, CA
Memories Made Guide Service
Memories Made Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Great time with PJ on Lake Minnetonka! Super nice, professional and knowledgeable! Will be back!
Geoffrey  D.
Geoffrey D. Philadelphia, PA
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
We had an excellent experience! Brian is a fabulous captain. He was fun and patient with the four of us fishing. He had lots of poles and different types of bait to use and was willing to give us many tips for our next fishing outings. We caught a bunch of fish and had a great time!
Vicky  H.
Vicky H. Rochester, Minnesota
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Bryan was a great guide and we had an awesome time! Learned a lot and caught a lot. Would book again
Doug  W.
Doug W. Green Lake, WI
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
My 12 year old son wanted to go fishing for his birthday gift. I could not have found a better guy or have had a better experience! A great memory we will have forever.
Wendy  S.
Wendy S. Houlton, WI