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DH Custom Rods & Tackle

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

Muskies And More Guide Service

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

Looper Charters Lake Superior

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(175 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $600

Legacy Angling

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(25 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $550

I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(34 reviews)
Duluth
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Amaazen Outdoors

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

Amaazen Outdoors – St. Croix Rivers

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Lakeville
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trips from $325

Jpep Guiding – Outdoors Family Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
International Falls
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trips from $400

Fullscale Outdoors Fishing Charter

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

Small Time Charters Knife River

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(83 reviews)
Knife River
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trips from $800

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Minnesota

The average price for a private 4 hour Minnesota fishing trip is $520, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $713 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, DH Custom Rods & Tackle, Muskies And More Guide Service, and Looper Charters Lake Superior are some of the most popular fishing charters in Minnesota. Full list of top fishing charters in Minnesota.

DH Custom Rods & Tackle, Muskies And More Guide Service, and Looper Charters Lake Superior all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Minnesota.

The most popular fish species you can target are Walleye, Northern Pike, and Crappie. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and spinning. Lake fishing, river fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

If you’re one of the 1.4 million licensed anglers fishing in Minnesota every year, chances are you already know how good the state’s angling really is. If not, you’re in for a treat. The Land of 10,000 Lakes offers endless fishing opportunities. The best way to get the most out of your fishing experience is by teaming up with one of the numerous Minnesota fishing guides.

Minnesota is widely recognized as one of the best places on the continent to take on Walleye, Northern Pike, and Muskellunge. Summer and fall will be your allies when targeting them, but winter will give you unique ice fishing opportunities. Apart from the headliners, Bass, Trout, Crappie, Bluegill, and Perch populate these waters in abundance, too.

With so many lakes to choose from, Minnesota has something for everyone. If you’re fishing with your family, shorter guided trips are ideal. But if you’re after a bragging story, full day or overnight fishing trips are more suitable. Winter enthusiasts shouldn’t miss out on the 8 hour ice fishing trips that run from December through February.

Be it summer, fall, or ice fishing season, Minnesota fishing guides will take you where the fish are biting. You can wet a line in any stream or puddle between Ontario and Iowa, and find at least a Panfish or two. But Lake Minnetonka, Mille Lacs Lake, Leech Lake, and Lake Superior are must-fish destinations.

Rules & Regulations

If this is your first time fishing in Minnesota, don’t forget to purchase a freshwater fishing license. Different rules apply to visitors and residents of the state, so make sure you prepare ahead of time. There are also additional regulations depending on which fish you intend to target, so watch out for Walleye stamps and Sturgeon tags.

Minnesota
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Don’t let the snow put you off. Head to Gull Lake to compete in Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza, or visit St. Paul for the nation’s oldest Winter Carnival, running since 1886.

February

Tournament anglers compete on lakes around the state in events like Fishing for Ducks on Mille Lacs, the Ice Castle Classic on Lake Qui Parle, and the American Legion Ice Fishing Contest on Fish Hook Lake.

March

If the ice is still safe, take on Yellow Perch, Lake Trout, Brook Trout, and more. A lot of species are closed for harvest this time of year, but you can still enjoy catch-and-release action for some of them.

April

Spring season kicks off in a big way for Rainbow and Brook Trout (known here as Stream Trout). The first few Salmon show up at the end of April, and Crappie are on fire all month.

May

The Festival of Nations has celebrated the many peoples making up this country since way back in the ‘40s. It’s America’s oldest diversity festival, and one of Minnesota’s top events all year.

June

Up for taking on other anglers as well as huge fish? Head to Lake Bemidji for the Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic. Otherwise, wet a line pretty much anywhere and you’ll find big fish.

July

The Minneapolis Aquatennial offers beach parties, sandcastle contests, water ski shows, and more. And it has done for over 70 years! It’s a must-see if you can tear yourself away from the fish.

August

Over 280,000 people gather each year for medieval fun in the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. It’s also peak Musky season. Nothing beats these guys for fight or ferocity, as you’ll find out.

September

As the waters cool, all your favorite fish head back to the shallows. Minnesota fishing trips target Trout, Bass, Walleye, Musky, Pike, Perch, Crappie, Sauger, and much more this time of year.

October

The fall season is in its prime, with monster Walleye, Bass, Trout, and Salmon tearing through the shallow waters in search of prey. Dangle a tasty worm or a tempting lure and get ready for a fight!

November

The bite starts to drop off for some fish and smaller lakes may even freeze by the end of the month. You can still get in some great catches of Walleye, Trout, Perch, and Pike, though.

December

You’re guaranteed a white Christmas is you visit Minnesota. The first few huts show up on lakes in December, so head out on the lake to battle Pike, Musky, Perch, and Walleye. 

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Yes. This is our third charter trip on the Great Lakes and the best crew (Captain Jamie and Graham) by miles. I would 100% recommend this boat and crew to anyone looking for an engaged and professional fishing charter. Hands down a Terrific Crew, Boat, and experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. This is our third charter trip on the Great Lakes and the best crew (Captain Jamie and Graham) by miles. I would 100% recommend this boat and crew to anyone looking for an engaged and professional fishing charter. Hands down a Terrific Crew, Boat, and experience!
Jonathan  A.
Jonathan A. Granby, Connecticut
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
It was recommended to go as early in the morning as possible for best fishing, but we did catch two at 9am and 1030am! Just being on the boat and out on the lake and taking in the sights was enjoyable when the fish weren't biting!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It was recommended to go as early in the morning as possible for best fishing, but we did catch two at 9am and 1030am! Just being on the boat and out on the lake and taking in the sights was enjoyable when the fish weren't biting!
Sheila  J.
Sheila J. Duluth, MN
Try here’s a reason they call it “fishing”... and not “catching.”
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Try here’s a reason they call it “fishing”... and not “catching.”
Richard  J.
Richard J. Eden Prairie, MN
We had a great time fishing. Captain Brad works hard to get you on the fish I would recommend Captain Brad.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time fishing. Captain Brad works hard to get you on the fish I would recommend Captain Brad.
Rod  K.
Rod K. Duluth, Minnesota
Fish Mille lacs or the area. Trust your guide. If he knows the lake, he'll take care of you. Hes always prepared. As long as you come prepared, you'll enjoy yourself
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish Mille lacs or the area. Trust your guide. If he knows the lake, he'll take care of you. Hes always prepared. As long as you come prepared, you'll enjoy yourself
Darron  M.
Darron M. Minneapolis, MN
Just remember your sweatshirt in the morning. And drinking a couple beers seemed to help the fish start biting!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Just remember your sweatshirt in the morning. And drinking a couple beers seemed to help the fish start biting!
Karl  S.
Karl S. Minneapolis, MN
Plan to enjoy the day out on the lake, if the fish don't come it's still worth it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan to enjoy the day out on the lake, if the fish don't come it's still worth it
David  W.
David W. Minneapolis, MN
Be prepared for weather change and some great fun pulling in large Lake Trout!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for weather change and some great fun pulling in large Lake Trout!
Ron  H.
Ron H. Cloquet, MN
The warm water had the fish scattered but we still caught and lost some. The Captain suggested some other times of the year to target certain fish. Would definitely going again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The warm water had the fish scattered but we still caught and lost some. The Captain suggested some other times of the year to target certain fish. Would definitely going again.
Brian  S.
Brian S. MINETONKA MLS, MN
Try a charter service. My first trip with Captain Mike of Happy Hookers was amazing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try a charter service. My first trip with Captain Mike of Happy Hookers was amazing!
Loren  M.
Loren M. Memphis, Tennessee
Great environment for children and everyone. We Stayed in Superior and had great meals at a number of local restaurants. Fun place to visit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great environment for children and everyone. We Stayed in Superior and had great meals at a number of local restaurants. Fun place to visit.
Don  R.
Don R. Sioux Falls, SD
Totally depends on the weather. We happened to hit it just after a cold front, and the Northern’s and walleye were not biting much. Caught lots of bass and still had fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Totally depends on the weather. We happened to hit it just after a cold front, and the Northern’s and walleye were not biting much. Caught lots of bass and still had fun.
Russell  H.
Russell H. Oskaloosa, Iowa
As with all fishing experiences, patience is a must. You probably are not going to catch your limit, but you most definately will catch fish. Sit back and enjoy the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As with all fishing experiences, patience is a must. You probably are not going to catch your limit, but you most definately will catch fish. Sit back and enjoy the experience.
Jon  O.
Jon O. Duluth, Minnesota
Go with the Happy Hooker group. They know how to catch fish & have fun. Very friendly, make it fun for all ages, & they know where to go.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with the Happy Hooker group. They know how to catch fish & have fun. Very friendly, make it fun for all ages, & they know where to go.
Starr  F.
Starr F. Minneapolis, MN
Watch the rain ahead of time. It may wash silt into the Lake and make the fishing more difficult but, the trip is worth it if just to see Duluth from the water!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Watch the rain ahead of time. It may wash silt into the Lake and make the fishing more difficult but, the trip is worth it if just to see Duluth from the water!
Jordan  G.
Jordan G. Minneapolis, MN
Come for more than a single day. By the time we were done fishing we just skimmed the surface of a great town!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Come for more than a single day. By the time we were done fishing we just skimmed the surface of a great town!
Sean  F.
Sean F. United States

Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(145 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
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(103 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with CaptainJamie! Him and his mate did a great job keeping things moving along and then cleaning our catch.
Suzanne  C.
Suzanne C. Duluth, MN
Legacy Angling
Legacy Angling
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
What a great morning of fishing! Captain Joe and first mate Sam were the sunshine on a foggy, misty morning! Our first fishing charter, and it was ALL about fishing, and they were biting! So much fun! Captain Joe’s announcement of “FISH!” and the action that followed was exciting! Such youthful energy! We felt were were in excellent, expert hands, and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Plus we can’t wait to eat the fish! Everything exceeded our expectations. We’d definitely do it all again!
Linda  B.
Linda B. Lisle, IL
Fishin’ With Jake
Fishin’ With Jake
Fishing charter in Mound
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Jake is a great captain, passionate angler and polite young man. We knows the lake like the back of his hand.
Lane  K.
Lane K. Minneapolis, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(145 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
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Amazing day! Enjoyed it so much! Booked this for my Husband, Three kids and I! Nathan and Jake were out guides! Amazing time! Would recommend to anyone who is considering going on a fishing trip!
Melissa  S.
Melissa S. Sheridan, WY
Legacy Angling
Legacy Angling
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
We all had a great day on Just Chillin 😎 Captain Joe was knowledgeable and a hard worker! Great experience Definitely would go again Great way for my boyfriend to celebrate 44th birthday
Sarah  Q.
Sarah Q. Clear Lake, MN
Nate Berg Fishing Guides
Nate Berg Fishing Guides
Fishing charter in Brainerd
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
I can't say enough Nate made it an awsome trip all around.Had us come early so that my Grandson would be able to fish as long as he wanted. His top priority besides catching fish was that my Grandson would have a great time and he did.I would recommend Nate Berg for any trop you want to take A no.1
Chris  P.
Chris P. Minneapolis, Minnesota
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
Fishing charter in Wayzata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Dusty gave my 11/9/6 year old grandchildren a great morning on lake Mtka. He was attentive, patient, and instructive We will definitely use his services again
Scott  P.
Scott P. Hopkins, MN
Team Crush Outdoors
Team Crush Outdoors
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Roger and Cameron provided a great charter if you’re looking to catch fish and have a good time. We will definitely be back!
Rick  B.
Rick B. Rochester, MN
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
How satisfied am I and my family with this trip? We are planning to book again and will be requesting the same crew. Captain Jamie and Graham are Terrific in every way. They are engaging, intelligent, and take care to make sure all is well with everyone on board. Friendly beyond words, Knowledgeable of the area, Smart, and 100% Interesting and Fun! Thank you, Jamie and Graham for a great trip! 100% Recommended!
Jonathan  A.
Jonathan A. Granby, Connecticut
Team Crush Outdoors
Team Crush Outdoors
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
Beautiful day and good company with our captain and Sam his first mate. Just weren’t able to land a fish. A great opportunity to be on Lake Superior
Ambrose  P.
Ambrose P. Cincinnati, OH
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
Our family had a great time, and Captain Jamie and Mate Graham were professional, knowledgeable, and personable. Memories made!
Randy  V.
Randy V. Osseo, MN
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(175 reviews)
Brody and Reed were wonderful hosts for a half day fishing trip with our family of 4. They were able to accommodate us when the weather took a turn and we are so glad it worked out to reschedule! We each reeled in a catch and enjoyed the experience. Thanks guys!
Francine  P.
Francine P. Sioux Falls, SD
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(175 reviews)
Captain Brody and First Mate Reed were excellent! They were on top of lure changes and swapping tackle when necessary. When I book my next fishing trip out of Duluth, I will be checking Captain Brody's availability first.
Chuck  V.
Chuck V. Minneapolis, MN
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(175 reviews)
Had a lot of fun. Brody and Reed work hard to ensure you catch fish. Good value Trip. Caught a couple Kings and a few Trout. Captain Brody and Reed help you if you have never fished Lake Superior before.
Kary  V.
Kary V. Fargo, ND
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(175 reviews)
We had a beautiful day for fishing and Brody and his First Mate were so knowledgeable and fun. Caught our limit in fish!
Peter  S.
Peter S. Ulen, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(145 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
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(175 reviews)
Brody and Reed were prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. Everyone in our group of five was able to reel in at least one lake trout. We enjoyed our time on the water, watching the aerial bridge go up (for us!) and seeing everything from jetskis and sailboats to sight seeing cruisers and cargo ships outside the canal.
Steve  M.
Steve M. Elkader, IA
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(175 reviews)
Great trip! Captain Brody and Reid did an awesome job with our family. They got us right on the fish, answered all our questions, and made sure our boys had a great time!
Josh  E.
Josh E. WDM, IA