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Muskies And More Guide Service

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

Pj's Guide Services

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

Looper Charters Lake Superior

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

Small Time Charters Knife River

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(71 reviews)
Knife River
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $800

Legacy Angling

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

Amaazen Outdoors – St. Croix Rivers

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

Jpep Guiding – Outdoors Family Fishing

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

Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(87 reviews)
Duluth
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

DH Custom Rods & Tackle

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Wayzata
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Memories Made Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Minneapolis
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trips from $350

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Minnesota

The average price for a private 4 hour Minnesota fishing trip is $493, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $695 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

Muskies And More Guide Service, Pj's Guide Services, 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, Crappie, and Northern Pike. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and jigging. 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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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
Depending on the season, dress appropriately for the weather. Charter a fishing boat if you want to have an awesome experience fishing on Lake Superior.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Depending on the season, dress appropriately for the weather. Charter a fishing boat if you want to have an awesome experience fishing on Lake Superior.
Marie  G.
Marie G. Mankato, Minnesota
Gerry at Hatteras. He is very accommodating and enthusiastic. He wants you to catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Gerry at Hatteras. He is very accommodating and enthusiastic. He wants you to catch fish!
Rich  S.
Rich S. Saint Paul, Minnesota

Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
We had a wonderful experience fishing with Brian on Lake Riley, Eden Prairie, MN. He is very knowledgeable and had a plan of attack when we got there. We ended up catching 62 fish including Crappie, largemouth bass and sunfish. Deb and I will be back in October and are looking forward to spending more time with Brian fishing for walleye. We highly recommend booking your next trip with Brian. You won’t be disappointed. Peace out!
Donnie  M.
Donnie M. Ontario, CA
Pj's Guide Services
Pj's Guide Services
Fishing charter in Spring Park
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Had a great day with PJ fishing for largemouth bass. Fishing was pretty good and PJ worked hard to find the fish. Good experience all round.
Andrew  T.
Andrew T. Delano, MN
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Captain Brody and Reed were more than accommodating. We had great time!! The weather was not in our favor with heavy wind gusts on Lake Superior so Captian Brody made the decision to go into the bay/river. The time flew by as we brought many fish into the boat (sometimes 2 at a time)!!! It was a fantastic experience that we will definitely do again!!!
Michelle  D.
Michelle D. Bemidji, MN
Legacy Angling
Legacy Angling
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Had a great time on my 1st charter out with Captain Baker. My son caught his 1st lake trout. We had a great time. I will definitely use Captain Baker again to go out on Lake Superior for fishing.
Leopoldo  R.
Leopoldo R. San Antonio, TX
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Our two families booked this fishing excursion. We definitely caught the most fish of any fish outfit out today. It was a great time! Very knowledgeable and courteous. Don’t hesitate to book with Brody. If we visit Duluth again would book with him again. Brody and Reed are a fun crew.
Hillary  L.
Hillary L. Mason City, IA
Amaazen Outdoors
Amaazen Outdoors
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Had a blast, if you enjoy multiple species fishing, beautiful scenery and a very knowledgeable guide…. The full day St. Croix trip is for you.
Adlai  K.
Adlai K. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Memories Made Guide Service
Memories Made Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
From the start Adam put us on fish. I caught a nice bass at the first spot within minutes. In the 4 hour trip my son and I landed 20 fish. 15 bass, 1 walleye, 2 rock bass, and the pumpkin seed. My son caught a personal best bass and we learned a new technique and he spent time showing us how to read the graphs.
Buck  S.
Buck S. Milford, IL
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Happy Hooker Charters Established 1976
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Had great time. I have trouble walking and standing, the crew did everything to make it comfortable, fun, and enjoyable for Diana and me. Had a great time hope to do it again with the same crew. DAN
Daniel  S.
Daniel S. Minnetrista, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
Three of us took a morning 4 hour fishing trip with Captain Brian. Hottest day in the past 20 years according to the news. Had a wonderful time. Captain Brian came prepared with all the gear. All we brought to the party was a fishing license and a couple bottles of water. We trolled the lake and caught about 60 fish; crappie, large mouth bass, walleye, perch. We had a wonderful time. I highly recommend Captain Brian for helping you have an fun day fishing.
Dustin  C.
Dustin C. Salina, KS
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
We had a blast celebrating Father’s Day with Captain Brian! He picked the perfect lake for our family and taught us a few tricks and tips for our next fishing trip! Once we got on the boat, it was like we knew Brian for years! His personality was inviting, conversation was effortless, and our kiddos really enjoyed his quick wit! Brian sure knows his stuff and we’ll definitely go out with him again! Thanks Brian!
Antonina  P.
Antonina P. Valley City, North Dakota
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(143 reviews)
Awesome time! Hubby said "best Father's Day ever" :) Brody and Reed were great. We plan do make it an annual event.
Carol  N.
Carol N. Wild Rice, ND
Jpep Guiding – Outdoors Family Fishing
Jpep Guiding – Outdoors Family Fishing
Fishing charter in International Falls
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
This was my first guided fishing trip. I am from Oklahoma and was really looking forward to doing some northern fishing for walleye‘s etc. Highly recommend this guide. He was full of insight, had a great boat and rig, and had a great attitude despite the recent flooding in Rainy Lake.
Kaitlyn  J.
Kaitlyn J. Tuttle, OK
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
Fishing charter in Wayzata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
We had a blast on our first fishing trip on Lake Minnetonka. Captain Dusty was fantastic with our 12 year old son. He was patient, took the time to explain things even if he needed to do it more then once, and he was very encouraging. Today was a day we will talk about for a long time.
Adam  H.
Adam H. Saint Paul, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
It was a percent weather day and Captain Brian knew where the fish were. From the smallest catch (almost the size of the lure) to the biggest of the day, they minute on the lake with Captain Brian was enjoyable. This being my second time biking with him, I wanted to share the experience. He enjoyed it, too, and we both agree Captain Brian is the one we will book again. Thank you!
Linda  P.
Linda P. Minneapolis, Minnesota
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
Fishing charter in Wayzata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Great job Dusty! The fishing experience was a lot of fun, and Dusty is very knowledge about the lake. Thank you!
Steven  S.
Steven S. Maple Grove, Minnesota
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
Brian took me, my nephew & brother-in -law out on a Friday evening. The lake was busy, but he got us out of boat traffic with ease and we were fishing quickly. We MANY caught bluegills, sunnys, and bass and everyone had a ball. Brian was an excellent Captain - conversational and helpful. It was a wonderful day & experience and I will definitely use his services again. I highly recommend Brian for anyone seeking a fun fishing experience!
Tammie  H.
Tammie H. Champlin, MN
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
I booked an all day trip for my 18 year old son and I. I have to admit I was worried about how good the fishing would be since the weather for the day was 15 to 20 mph winds. Captain Brian provided an awesome day. We caught a ton of fish. Our trip had it all great fishing, awesome conversation, and most of all a lot of fun. If you are looking for booking a guide that really is in the top 1% of his craft, look no further. Captain Brian will not disappoint.
Jason  H.
Jason H. Cedar Rapids, IA
Memories Made Guide Service
Memories Made Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Our guide JR put us ion the walleye almost immediately and kept us on em till the bite was over. My son and I had never fished for walleye, but with captains knowledge and location we were putting em in the box. Driving back to the hotel my son said he’d never forget this day. That was all the gratitude I needed, the bag of fillets was my bonus. Thanks JR
Matt  C.
Matt C. Tulsa, Oklahoma
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
Fishing charter in Wayzata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
What a great time filled with lots of action! Capt Dusty knows exactly where to go for great action on the lake. Beautiful custom gear to fish with, in depth local knowledge of how to put my niece and nephews on lots of Bass action. Had multiple stops in our 1/2 day to give everyone multiple catches and great photo opportunities with nice sized bass (2-5 lbs each) at each stop. Highly recommend Capt. Dusty!
Elda  R.
Elda R. Santa Barbara, CA
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
We had a very fun time. It was a great chance for us adult kids and our father to spend some family time together. We were fortunate enough to catch more fish than most anyone else that We heard on the CB radio. Captain Brody and his mate Reed are a great team!
Mark  M.
Mark M. Cold Spring, MN