Considered by many to be the top multi-species lake in the world, Rainy Lake is an angler’s dream. Ripe with walleye, northern pike, smallmouth, black crappies and muskies, Rainy doesn’t have an “off season.” But this wide variety, coupled with the fact that Rainy covers almost 230,000 acres, can make finding fish a daunting task. For both beginning and pro anglers, hiring a fishing guide can take the guess work out of your trip and ensure you make the most of your time on the lake.
How to Hire a Guide
Begin your guide search here by checking out the websites listed and then calling your top picks. A conversation is essential to determine which guide will be a good fit for your and your party, especially if you are fishing with children.
Points of Etiquette
Your guide is dedicated to making your time on Rainy successful and memorable. Here are a couple things you can do to help:
If you’re staying at a lodge, often the owner or manager will be able to schedule a guide for you. Many guides work exclusively with lodges, so check before you begin your search.