Minnesota Fishing Charters

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Minnesota Fishing Charters

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Minnesota: 39 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Wayzata
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
Minneapolis
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(242 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(154 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(12 reviews)
Minneapolis
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(70 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $475
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Minneapolis
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trips from $325
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Mound
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(26 reviews)
Duluth
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Spring Park
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trips from $400

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Minnesota

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Minnesota are: Full list of top fishing charters in Minnesota

The average price for a private 4 hour Minnesota fishing trip is $488, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $643 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Minnesota that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Minnesota are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Minnesota are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Minnesota are:

Many fishing charters in Minnesota provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Minnesota are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Minnesota?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Minnesota are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $900
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $328
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $405
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $550
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $505
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $700
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $708

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
4.5 / 5
Based on 27943 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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This was a mid-November trip and it was a gorgeous 50 degree day with no wind. It was still chilly on the water. Fish were a little slow to bite but then they started biting right before dark.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was a mid-November trip and it was a gorgeous 50 degree day with no wind. It was still chilly on the water. Fish were a little slow to bite but then they started biting right before dark.
Herman  K.
Herman K.
Lake Minnetonka was quiet on a mid-week afternoon after Labor Day. The early fall weather was perfect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lake Minnetonka was quiet on a mid-week afternoon after Labor Day. The early fall weather was perfect.
Patricia  N.
Patricia N. Carlsbad, CA
This boat and captain are the real deal,,, knowledgeable,fun, and professional
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This boat and captain are the real deal,,, knowledgeable,fun, and professional
Larry  L.  J.
Larry L. J. Stacy, MN
Fishing morning bring long sleeve and extra outer wear. Warms up as day goes on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing morning bring long sleeve and extra outer wear. Warms up as day goes on.
Michael  D.
Michael D. Tamarack, MN
Wear layers. It can be chilly in the morning and warm in afternoon when sun comes out. Bring lots of snacks. Sunblock and shades
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear layers. It can be chilly in the morning and warm in afternoon when sun comes out. Bring lots of snacks. Sunblock and shades
ASHLEY  M.
ASHLEY M. Saint Paul, MN
Definitely! This was an afternoon trip so we were unsure if we'd catch any but we definitely did!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Definitely! This was an afternoon trip so we were unsure if we'd catch any but we definitely did!
Trina  H.
Trina H. Marshall, MN
Brian is extremely knowledgeable about the lakes he guides on. He is very easy and fun to talk with! He made an ethical decision to not target certain fish as to not harm the fish with the water being as warm as it was, but had us catching fish the whole time we were in the boat! If we didn’t live in Kansas we would use Brian’s guid services consistently, and we will definitely hire him again next time we are in Minnesota.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Brian is extremely knowledgeable about the lakes he guides on. He is very easy and fun to talk with! He made an ethical decision to not target certain fish as to not harm the fish with the water being as warm as it was, but had us catching fish the whole time we were in the boat! If we didn’t live in Kansas we would use Brian’s guid services consistently, and we will definitely hire him again next time we are in Minnesota.
Jacob  W.
Jacob W. Pretty Prairie, KS
Couldn't believe how great the fishing was the end of July and with the temperatures around 90 degrees.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Couldn't believe how great the fishing was the end of July and with the temperatures around 90 degrees.
Bob  L.
Bob L.
Take a guide on a hot day. Especially captain Brian with musky and more guide services. He will put you on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a guide on a hot day. Especially captain Brian with musky and more guide services. He will put you on the fish.
Josh  F.
Josh F. Belle Plaine, MN
This is a great family trip for fishing. Book through Brody at Looper Charters!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is a great family trip for fishing. Book through Brody at Looper Charters!
ANGIE  B.  B.
ANGIE B. B. North River, ND
Great time with great views! Bring a sweatshirt…it was chilly in the lake!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great time with great views! Bring a sweatshirt…it was chilly in the lake!
Missy  G.
Missy G. Eagan, MN
Truly big fish are out there but don’t expect catch many. You will have fun catching a lot of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Truly big fish are out there but don’t expect catch many. You will have fun catching a lot of fish.
Craig  B.
Craig B. Minneapolis, MN
Bring appropriate winter clothing for a trip on Lake Superior, even in July
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring appropriate winter clothing for a trip on Lake Superior, even in July
ANDREW  L.
ANDREW L. Earlysville, VA
Fun experience! Great way to get out in the water and just enjoy being in the lake during summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fun experience! Great way to get out in the water and just enjoy being in the lake during summer.
Austin  F.
Austin F. McCordsville, IN
Weather was wonderful plus the views are breathtaking! Plus we caught some nice fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was wonderful plus the views are breathtaking! Plus we caught some nice fish.
Edward  K.
Edward K. Mankato, MN
We camped at Lake Pepin Campground. It overlooks the lake. Get a fishing guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We camped at Lake Pepin Campground. It overlooks the lake. Get a fishing guide.
John  J.
John J. Lake City, Minnesota
It was easy to find out about different Captains and simple to book the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was easy to find out about different Captains and simple to book the trip.
Talbott  M.
Talbott M. Boston, MA
I would highly recommend booking a fishing experience with Muskies And More Guide Service. Captain Brian is wonderful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would highly recommend booking a fishing experience with Muskies And More Guide Service. Captain Brian is wonderful.
Donnie  M.
Donnie M. Ontario, CA
It could not have been much better. We had a great weather day and caught a lot of fish. Brody and staff were all pro with us. Even if we did not catch much it would have be great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It could not have been much better. We had a great weather day and caught a lot of fish. Brody and staff were all pro with us. Even if we did not catch much it would have be great.
Scott  K.
Scott K. Saint Charles, MN
Bring appropriate clothing for early morning fishing, temperature can drop significantly out on the lake…bring versatile jacket (rain, lined), as it can get windy and rain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring appropriate clothing for early morning fishing, temperature can drop significantly out on the lake…bring versatile jacket (rain, lined), as it can get windy and rain
Robert  C.
Robert C. Bloomington, Minnesota

Dutch's Fishing Guide Service – Red Wing MN
Dutch's Fishing Guide Service – Red Wing MN
Fishing charter in Red Wing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
My son and I had a great time time with Mark. Feels like you are fishing with a friend rather than a guide. We had a great time.
Herman  K.
Herman K.
Set The Hook Guide Service
Set The Hook Guide Service
Fishing charter in Spring Park
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Came all the way from San Antonio, TX and had the best time! 10/10 recommend Captain Todd
Christina  M.
Christina M.
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
Fishing charter in Wayzata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Dusty is great! Very friendly and fun to spend the day with. We booked a full day and had a great time. His boat is spacious and very safe. Fishing was a bit slow but he worked hard to make sure we caught some pike and bass. If you’re wondering about his custom rods they are awesome! Shane and Dee Thomas.
Deitra  “.  T.
Deitra “. T.
Nate Berg Fishing Guides
Nate Berg Fishing Guides
Fishing charter in Brainerd
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
As always Nate put us on fish, high winds and cold temps were the build up for a great day fishing. Thanks again Nate!
Martin  F.
Martin F.
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
We will definitely be using Captain Brian again! He not only was a fishing guide but a tour guide and took us to places to not only fish but see some sites that we found very interesting. We look forward to our next adventure. Thank you Brian!
Danielle  M.
Danielle M.
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
Captain Brian was personable and friendly, told funny stories, gave good fishing advice. He knew all the tips and tricks to catch fish. He was very communicative before the trip so we knew what to expect.
Laura  A.
Laura A.
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
If you are looking for a great fishing guide, who is not only an experienced angling expert, but also kind, funny, and knows about local events and venues, look no further. You will find that Captain Brian of Muskies & More is all of that & more. The fishing trip was a birthday gift for my son. He caught 4 fish & had the time of his life. We will be fishing with Captain Brian again and highly recommend that you do too.
Lara  C.
Lara C.
Happy Hooker Charters –
Happy Hooker Charters – "Aluminauti"
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We had a great experience. It was a rough day as fishing was slow but the Captain and First Mate were really great. They constantly changed things up to to try all angles and get us hooking up to some good fish. A Big Thanks for a professional and friendly crew.
Richard  B.
Richard B.
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
Fishing charter in Wayzata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Friendly and competent. Knows his stuff. Great equipment. Found lots of fish. A great day
Blair  N.
Blair N.
Fullscale Outdoors Fishing Charter
Fullscale Outdoors Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Orr
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Had a fantastic time touring the lake with Dale and my friend. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable guide who will put you on the fish of your choosing and teach you a thing or two ( even me , who ain't the best fisherman ) . Boat was great , gear was great , and his company is unmatched.
DAN  U.
DAN U.
Fishin’ With Jake
Fishin’ With Jake
Fishing charter in Mound
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(8 reviews)
Caught several fish. Captain Jake worked hard even though the very hot conditions.
Susan  S.
Susan S.
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
Captain Brian gave us a great fishing experience. Friendly, knowledgeable personable. Great equipment, nice boat. We caught some really nice fish and learned much about fishing. Do definitely recommend him. Looking forward to going out with him again.
Rod  S.
Rod S.
Happy Hooker Charters –
Happy Hooker Charters – "Aluminauti"
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(26 reviews)
Had a fun time on the boat. Captain Jamie and first mate Carter did a great job.
Lonnie  D.
Lonnie D.
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
Captain Brian gave all of his attention to making sure we had a great fishing experience. He guided the boys and gave them ideas and explanations of how/why to do things. We walked away with so much new knowledge and new techniques to use. We would definitely do it again! Thanks Captain!
Maria  H.
Maria H.
Nate Berg Fishing Guides
Nate Berg Fishing Guides
Fishing charter in Brainerd
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
Nate was awesome! We had a wonderful time and caught lots of small mouth and pike along with some walleye - even though the weather worked against us! Definitely will be using him again!
Tiffany  H.
Tiffany H. Minneapolis, Minnesota
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
DH Custom Rods & Tackle
Fishing charter in Wayzata
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Jeff provided outstanding experience fishing for Northern on Lake Minnetonka. He is knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. I would definitely use him again!
Gary  P.
Gary P. Saint Paul, Minnesota
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
We had a great morning fishing with Captain Brian! Caught a handful of bass with a few keepers! Will definitely book another fishing trip with him again!
Audrey  M.
Audrey M. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Muskies And More Guide Service
Muskies And More Guide Service
Fishing charter in Minneapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
We had SO MUCH fun with Captain Brian! He made our fishing experience great! Definitely recommend booking him for your next fishing trip! We will be back!
April  Z.
April Z. Des Moines, Iowa
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Looper Charters Lake Superior
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(242 reviews)
We had an awesome time with Brody! If you want to have a great time you need to book with Looper Charter Lake Superior. We can't wait to book for next time. Had a great time catching a lot of fish!
Wendy  W.
Wendy W. Birchwood, WI
Legacy Angling
Legacy Angling
Fishing charter in Duluth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
This was a remarkable experience, guided with skill and shared sense of excitement. We caught nice lakers, and will definitely book again!
David  D.
David D. Delaware, OH