Fishing

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.

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