Many fishing guides, guide services,
charter boat rentals and ice fishing
house rentals are available in northwest
Minnesota. Resorts will gladly arrange
a fishing guide for their guests; visitors
not staying at a resort can also hire a
guide by contacting one directly.
A charter boat trip is a great option
for larger groups and families. In the
winter, ice fishing trips include a toasty
ride to and from a heated ice fishing
house that has been set up in a prime
location on the lake.
When you’re ready to go, just pick a
lake, then find a guide or resort that
works for you.
At 112,000-plus acres, Leech is Minnesota’s
third-largest inland lake. Most anglers
fish Leech for its walleyes, but it is
also nationally known as a premier
muskellunge destination thanks to its
abundance of 50-inch-plus fish. Fishing
is also good here for largemouth bass,
perch and bluegill.
➻STAY IN: Walker, Cass Lake, Longville,
Federal Dam, Laporte, Benedict, Boy River
Lake of the Woods
With 65,000 miles of shoreline and more
I; ;;;; ;;;;; ;;;;;;;; ;;;;;;;; catching fish, why not hire a guide to make the most of your time on
the water? Whether you’re a novice or
seasoned angler, fishing guides can take
you out on virtually any lake, and they
o;er distinct insight and assistance to
ensure you have a successful trip.
There are many benefits to hiring a
guide—learning new fishing techniques,
experimenting with new gear and
catching more fish—but hassle-free
fishing is the primary advantage. Guides
provide almost everything: rods, reels,
bait, tackle and life jackets, plus a noon
meal if it’s a full-day trip. They can also
help you determine the best fishing
license option for you and your party.
Hire a pro for a hassle-free fishing trip. | C.B. BYLANDER
a helpful list of guides, charter boats and ice