located at S&W Bait and Tackle

The Nisswa Guides League

The Premiere Brainerd Lakes Area Fishing Guides

Our experienced Brainerd area fishing guides have collectively led over 60,000 fishing trips since we started in 1961. Our guides lead family-friendly fishing trips and supply almost everything that you will need for your trip! Call us to book your place on our schedule before the best bites end! 

- Over 60,000 Successfully Guided Fishing Trips -


Fishing Nisswa, Walker, and Brainerd Lakes Will Never Be Easier!

lakes we fish

  • Gull Lake
  • Pelican Lake
  • The Whitefish Chain
  • Mille Lacs Lake
  • Leech Lake
  • Round Lake

Meet us at S&W Bait and Tackle, and from there, we’ll take you to the fish! We know all the lakes in Brainerd, Nisswa, and the surrounding areas. Usually, you’ll find us guiding on Mille Lacs Lake, Leech Lake, Pelican Lake, or Gull Lake.

Have A Day Of Fun No Matter What Is Biting

fish we catch

  • Walleye
  • Crappie
  • Bass
  • Panfish
  • Northern Pike
  • Musky

Have a fun day on the water no matter what is biting. Our goals is to make sure you enjoy your day and that you catch fish. We can almost always find something that is biting. Check out some of our fishing reports to see what we’ve been catching!

- Simple Booking With
S&W Bait -

To make booking and planning your trip even easier, we’ve partnered with S&W Bait and Tackle who has been booking and coordinating guided fishing trips for over 30 years. To book, call us at S&W, and they will help you coordinate a date, time, and trip details. Then head to S&W’s convenient 371 location before your trip starts to purchase your fishing license. Be sure to have a driver’s license and social security number for each person you intend to purchase a license for. Licenses take about 10 minutes per person, so plan accordingly (you can purchase your license anywhere licenses are available including online at the MN DNR’s website).

- Trip Rates and Details-

included in all trips:

4 Hour Fishing trip


4 Hours | Half Day

6 Hour Fishing Trip


6 Hours | 3/4 Day

8 Hour Fishing Trip


8 Hours | Full Day

Short 3-Hour trips are available by request. These trips are a great option for young families.
Add an extra person for $150 | Add a follow boat for $150 | We accept cash, check or credit cards

Our Partners Make It Possible

All you need is a fishing license, warm clothes, sun glasses and hats our guides & partners will provide the rest (we've even got rain gear packed for you)!

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