Fishing Guides and Services

In the land of 10,000 lakes there are an abundance of fish.  There are also an abundance of professional fishing guides and fishing services to choose from.  From Rochester to Lake of the Woods you will find a guide to help you make the most of your fishing experience. Here is a list of some of the more popular fish in the state.

DNR Fishing Seasons

Walleye – Minnesota’s state fish.  This popular, fighting fish is found in many of our northern lakes.

Muskellunge and Northern Pike – These fish are big and a fun challenge to bring in.

Pan Fish – Plentiful and good tasting.  They can be found throughout the state in most lakes.

Large and Smallmouth Bass – popular with with catch-and-release anglers.

Salmon – Three species, they can be found in the cold waters of Lake Superior.

Trout – There are four different varieties of Trout.  Most trout streams are in southeastern Minnesota and along the North Shore. Southern streams have mainly browns with some rainbows and, in the cold clear headwaters, brook trout. The northern streams have mostly brook trout. Lake trout are found in Lake Superior and in many deep, cold, clean northern lakes.

 

  • Tofte Charters - Lake Superior Tofte Charters - Lake Superior
  • S & W Guide Service - Brainerd S & W Guide Service - Brainerd
  • Early Bird Fishing Guide - Leech Lake Area Early Bird Fishing Guide - Leech Lake Area
  • Meister Guide Service - Ottertail County Meister Guide Service - Ottertail County
  • The Driftless Fly Fishing Co - Southeast The Driftless Fly Fishing Co - Southeast
  • Deer Ridge Resort - Ely Area Deer Ridge Resort - Ely Area
  • Border Country Outdoor Adventures - Int'l Falls Border Country Outdoor Adventures - Int'l Falls
  • Lake Osakis Guide Service Lake Osakis Guide Service
  • Garrison Sports Bait and Tackle and Launch Service Garrison Sports Bait and Tackle and Launch Service
  • Sportsmans Lodges - Lake of the Woods Sportsmans Lodges - Lake of the Woods
  • Walleye Retreat Guide Service - Lake of the Woods Walleye Retreat Guide Service - Lake of the Woods
  • Northcountry Guide Service - Bemidji Northcountry Guide Service - Bemidji
  • Itasca Sports - Lake Itasca Itasca Sports - Lake Itasca
  • Arrowwood Resort Guide Service - Alexandria Arrowwood Resort Guide Service - Alexandria
  • Ludlows Resort Guide Service - Lake Vermilion Ludlows Resort Guide Service - Lake Vermilion
  • Zippel Bay Resort - Lake of the Woods Zippel Bay Resort - Lake of the Woods
  • Northland Lodge - Leech Lake Northland Lodge - Leech Lake
  • River Point Resort - Ely River Point Resort - Ely
  • Casey's Guide Service - Lake Vermilion Casey's Guide Service - Lake Vermilion
  • Canoe Country Outfitters - Ely Canoe Country Outfitters - Ely
  • Briggs Outdoors - Winona Briggs Outdoors - Winona
  • On The Fly Fishing - Southern MN On The Fly Fishing - Southern MN
  • Aspen Resort Guide Service Aspen Resort Guide Service
  • Woodland Beach Resort Guide Service Woodland Beach Resort Guide Service
  • Gunflint Lodge Guide Service Gunflint Lodge Guide Service
  • Nisswa Guides Service Nisswa Guides Service
  • Adventure Sportfishing Adventure Sportfishing
  • Basswood Trails Outfitting Co. Basswood Trails Outfitting Co.
  • Bear Track Outfitting Co. Bear Track Outfitting Co.
  • Bro's Guide Service Bro's Guide Service
  • Pine Point Lodge Guide Service Pine Point Lodge Guide Service
  • Eagle Ridge Resort Eagle Ridge Resort
  • Rainy Lake Houseboats Rainy Lake Houseboats