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- The Nisswa Guides -
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Fishing Trip FAQs

Yes. You can get one at a local shop like S&W or online at the DNR’s website. Click here.

Yes, we will provide life jackets and rain gear for all guest joining. If you have your own rain suits you certainly can bring them.

Food and snacks are not provided but you are welcome to pack and bring along on the trip.

Yes. Something fun is to bring in the freshly caught fillets and have one of our favorite local restaurants cook them for us to enjoy.

Cash, check or credit card, in that order. We understand that many people prefer credit cards and most of us have card readers on our smartphones so we can take payment with a credit card without any problems. 

We guarantee a great time and no one will work harder to get you fish than us. Sometimes we need to change species to put fish in the boat. WE CATCH FISH!

Yes and they will be boneless fillets, even the northern pike.

Yes, we will customize to meet your needs.

Yes, we have worked with groups in the past that needed over 40 boats. Whether it is for a business or family group we can accommodate to your needs so feel free to give us a call or email with any additional questions.

Yes. Our guides are flexible on the location and lake you want to fish or we can guide you on the best places for the experience you are looking for.

We have a core group of lakes we fish near Brainerd, Nisswa and Pequot Lakes such as Gull Lake, North Long, Pelican, Whitefish, Mille Lacs and a host of smaller area lakes. If you name a lake we have probably fished it.

Walleyes are the most popular but we fish bass, pike, muskie, rainbow trout and panfish as well.

Yes, of course. Parents/grandparents know their children and we will adjust to their needs. We have fished with kids as young as 5 or 6 years old.  In Minnesota, kids under 16 fish free.

Yes, arriving 15 minutes early gives us a chance to stay on schedule.

We fillet the fish and put the fillets in a sealed plastic bag. You may want to put these on ice to get them home fresh.

You are not financially responsible for canceling the trip because of bad weather. We will communicate with you and make good decisions from that.

We will always call you the day before our trip and arrange a meeting place.

We provide all the fishing essentials. You provide fishing license, warm clothes, sun glasses and hats. We look forward to enjoying the day fishing with you!

- Get A Guided Fishing Trip In The Brainerd Area -

Included in Every Trip

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