Brainerd MN Fishing Guides

We have been providing full service fishing charters in Brainerd, Minnesota for over twenty years. Our fishing guides run excellent equipment, are fully insured, and have decades of experience. You will need is a valid MN fishing license, seasonal clothing, and sunglasses. Our Brainerd fishing guides will provide everything else. We offer fishing guide trips on most lakes within a twenty miles radius of Nisswa, Minnesota.

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The Brainerd Lakes Area is a fisherman's dream. The region has over fifty lakes and offers excellent fishing for walleye, bass, northern pike, and crappie throughout the season. Brainerd fishing guide members include pro staff guides, tournament pros, and two recent inductees to the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame. The fishing guide coalition was founded when several top fishing guides in Brainerd, Minnesota decided to pool their talents. These fishing professionals are on the water 100+ days a season. Known for their great personalities, keen fishing skills, and patient attitudes; these Minnesota fishing guides can help you unlock the best kept fishing secrets of the Brainerd Lakes.

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Brainerd fishing guides are multi-species fishing experts. All are excellent walleye fishing guides with decades of bass, northern pike, and crappie fishing experience. These fishing guides are known for their ability to catch walleye throughout the summer. This includes the month of August. There is always a good walleye bite happening in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The key to success is mobility. We provide fishing guides on the Whitefish Chain, Gull Lake, Pelican Lake, North Long, and dozens of other lakes in the Brainerd Lakes. The best times for walleye fishing on Gull Lake run from early May through June and then late August through October. The best walleye fishing on the Whitefish Chain starts in late June and runs through the month of October. There are many other excellent walleye lakes in the Brainerd Lakes. The Minnesota fishing guides we promote know how to fish them all. These fishing guides know mobility is the key to staying on fish. The Brainerd fishing guides are great people with years of fishing experience. Let one of our professional fishing guides in Brainerd, Minnesota treat your party to a great day of fishing.

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We have some of the best fishing guides in Brainerd, Minnesota. Perry was inducted into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame in 2016. He is one of the top all-time money winners on the PWT tour. Royal was inducted the same year. He achieved legendary guide status. Royal has been a fishing guide in the Brainerd Lakes for over 40+ years. He worked side by side with other legendary Brainerd fishing guides like; Al Linder, Gary Roach, and Marv Koep. Many of our fishing guides were all chosen by major boat companies to be a promotional fishing guide in Brainerd, Minnesota. All have decades of experience. Some are fishing hall of fame legends, top earners on the walleye circuit, or fishing educators. They will provide top end pro-staff boats, fishing equipment, tackle, live bait, fishing rods, fish cleaning, and decades of fishing experience. They can pick you up at your hotel, resort dock, or cabin in the Brainerd Lakes or Crosslake area.

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Common Questions:

How long are your fishing guide charters?
We offer 4, 6, and 8 hours fishing charters in the Brainerd Lakes area. These times are based on actual fishing time. Travel time to the lake is not included if you are picked up at a hotel or travel to a different lake.

How many people can fish in one boat?
Most of our guide boats can comfortably fish 3 clients plus the guide. Some can handle 4 to 5 with advanced notice. We can arrange multiple guide boats to suit your needs for larger groups.

Where do you pick up and drop off clients?
Our home base is Breezy Point Resort's boat marina but we can arrange pickup anywhere in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We can meet you at your dock, resort, or hotel.

What happening if it rains?
The fishing guide will make the call. We don't like fishing in a downpour any more than you do. Fishing is about having fun, not survival. We want to see you back. Please have your cellphone available the morning of the trip so fishing guide may contact you.

Do I need a Minnesota fishing license with a fishing guide?
Yes. A Minnesota fishing license can be purchased online on the MN DNR web site, by calling1-888-MNLICEN(665-4236), or stopping at any local bait shop. One day resident fishing licenses cost $10.00. One day non-resident licenses cost $12.00.

Are there any lakeside restaurants to stop at?
Yes. Gull Lake, North Long, and the Whitefish Chain have several nice lakeside restaurants located on their shores. These provide great places to take a break or have a bite to eat on 6 and 8 hour fishing trips.

What fishing gear do I need to bring?
None. Our fishing guides will provide everything necessary for a great day of fishing. This includes all rods, reels, tackle, bait, life jackets, etc. You are welcome to bring a favorite fishing rod if you wish; however, it is not necessary.

What should I bring with me?
You should be seasonal clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a valid Minnesota fishing license. You are welcome to bring any beverages and snacks of your liking. Adult beverages are allowed within reason. Please bring an extra cooler if planning to keep fish.

Do I need a deposit and how do I make payment?
No deposit is required. You can make payment to your fishing guide at the end of the fishing trip. They accept check, cash, or major credit card. All fishing guides carry a Square credit card reader for your convenience.

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