Captain
Tom Briggs

Member since April 2016 Baudette, United States
Background
Captain Tom Briggs is a Minnesota native. When he was 3, Tom moved to Gull Lake in Lakeshore and spent the next three decades exploring the beautiful outdoors of northern Minnesota. He learned about boats and what it took to care for various types of watercraft on the lake. At the age of 12, Tom landed a job at Koep’s bait shop, where he learned the ropes from the likes of big names in the Nisswa Guide League. Together with his lifelong friend Kevin Koep aka Fish Lips, they learned everything about the fishing world. Later, Tom expanded his knowledge base and included Alaska to his fishing repertoire. During the next “phases” of his life, Tom owned a resort and also worked for one of the family businesses before realizing that fishing was his true calling. The rest is history!

Hey, I'm Captain Tom Briggs

Baudette, United States
Background
Captain Tom Briggs is a Minnesota native. When he was 3, Tom moved to Gull Lake in Lakeshore and spent the next three decades exploring the beautiful outdoors of northern Minnesota. He learned about boats and what it took to care for various types of watercraft on the lake. At the age of 12, Tom landed a job at Koep’s bait shop, where he learned the ropes from the likes of big names in the Nisswa Guide League. Together with his lifelong friend Kevin Koep aka Fish Lips, they learned everything about the fishing world. Later, Tom expanded his knowledge base and included Alaska to his fishing repertoire. During the next “phases” of his life, Tom owned a resort and also worked for one of the family businesses before realizing that fishing was his true calling. The rest is history!

My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Baudette
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trips from US $300

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Fishing the Rainy River
Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
75%
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Darryle P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing the Rainy River

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 5, 2023
Tom is a great guide and put us on fish despite a cold October rain.  Made the trip fun, and helped us learn a bit more about...
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Glenn A.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Day with Captain Tom

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 13, 2018
Got our limit of walleye and sauger on a fairly windy day.  Tom was very helpful, has excellent knowledge of the lake and...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 17, 2023
The charter operator canceled 8 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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Brad C.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 19, 2018
Great day and perfect weather. We caught our limit and then some. Well worth the time.
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Marc A. K.
United States
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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3 full days with captain Tom

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 10, 2017
Tom did a great job getting us on fish. He worked hard at helping out my 84 year old father and sister. He was very patient....
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