Fishing Guides

Whether you’re looking to land a trophy walleye or feel the thrill of the fight with a smallmouth bass on the line, an experienced fishing guide can help get you started your first day on the water or help you navigate some of the finest walleye, lake trout, smallmouth bass or northern waters you have ever fished. The Minnesota state record walleye came from the Seagull River just miles from here! Skilled fishing guides are limited, so we recommend booking your guide when you make your vacation reservation to assure you of their services.

With a full day fishing guide, your guide will cook you up a traditional Minnesota shore lunch or you can choose to take a chef’s choice pack lunch with you from Justine’s if you don’t want to take time away from fishing for lunch. Once you land your catch, your guide will clean and fillet your fish, then the chefs at Justine’s will cook it up for you for dinner or we can freeze it for you to take home with you.

Full day fishing guided fishing trip $499 for first two anglers, third angler $50

includes guide fees, lunch, boat, motor, gas, all fishing tackle, bait, BWCAW day use permit

Half day fishing guided fishing trip $399 for first two anglers, third angler $25

includes guide fees, boat, motor, gas, all fishing tackle, bait, BWCAW day use permit

Fishing Guides Available June – October

Meet our Guides!


Gunflint guide Jon Schei grew up vacationing on the Gunflint Trail. The highlight of his family’s summer was to come to the Northwoods for camping, canoeing, and fishing. Jon came to work at Gunflint Lodge in 1992, following college and eight years in the golf business. Jon began full time fishing guiding in 1994. The fishing opener in 2021 will mark the 28th season of guiding Gunflint guests to the same fond memories of the Northwoods that he has from his childhood, and hopefully also to catch the fish of a lifetime.


My name is Joel “Joey” Robbins and I’ve been with the lodge since 2014, and fishing the area ever since. I first came to work at Gunflint Lodge as the kids’ fishing fun guide. I grew up in Hutchinson, MN fishing walleyes, bass, northern pike, and panfish. My passion for the outdoors extends beyond fishing and I can’t wait to share the experience with you!


Hi, I’m Lance Huskey. I have lived in Cook County my entire life. I graduated from Cook County High School in 1995 and have over 25 years of fishing experience on lakes in the area. I married my love Mandy in Sept 2010 and we enjoy every adventure the Northwoods has to offer. Guiding people fishing and imparting on them my knowledge of fish is what I love to do. I like to provide an amazing experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Free Fishing Fun For Kids

As a complementary activity for overnight lodge guests, our guides will take your children (5 to 12 years old) out for a two-hour fishing excursion on Gunflint Lake. We’ll gear them up with bait and tackle and take them to some of our favorite spots for a first-time fishing experience they won’t forget. If your child catches a keeper, we can even bring it back, teach your child how to clean and fillet it, and bring it back to you to have for dinner! This activity is complimentary for all our youngest Gunflint Guests, based on availability. Sign up in advance with Guest Services

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made more than 30 days in advance will receive a 100% refund of the deposit. Cancellations made within 30 days – 72 hours will be refunded the deposit minus a software/processing fee. Cancellations made within 72 hours will forfeit the full 25% deposit. If we cancel the activity/rental for any reason, a 100% refund will be issued within 7 – 10 business days.