Ice Fishing

      Land a Minnesota Ice Fishing Trip

      Can’t get enough fishing done during the summer? Our experienced ice fishing guides are available to get you started on your first day on the ice or to help you get into some of our lake trout. Booking your ice fishing guide when you make your cabin reservation will assure you of their services, as we do not want to disappoint you if they are booked up in advance when you arrive. Don’t forget to add your meals and make this an all-inclusive ice fishing trip.

      Your guide will provide all the necessities for Minnesota ice fishing; insulated pop-up shelter, auger, chairs, portable heater, rods with reels, tackle, and bait. Be sure to dress for the weather with proper winter clothing, gloves, a hat, and boots.

      With a full-day fishing guide, your guide will bring along chef’s choice sandwiches and you can choose either chips or chili 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.

      Ice Fishing Guided Trips

      Half Day

      $300for up to 2 people
      • $325 for 3 people : $350 for 4 people

      Full Day

      $425for up to 2 people
      • $450 for 3 people : $475 for 4 people

      Meet Our Ice Fishing Guides!

      My name is Joel “Joey” Robbins

      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’ fun ice fishing guide, and enjoy introducing kids and adults alike to fishing. I specializes in lake trout but am well versed in all species in the area. I’m from Hutchinson, MN where I grew up chasing walleyes and panfish, but got onto stocked stream trout lakes every chance I could.

      After moving here I was excited to fine tune my presentations and methods for all species of fish. My willingness to go off the beaten path in search of spots that get very little pressure, and my understanding of the lakes & species I’m chasing have been key in my 3 years of winter ice guiding. Efficient, dedicated, and patient are words that can be used to describe my ethics of fishing.

      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.

      Lance Huskey holding fish

      Ice Fishing Equipment Rentals

      Experience Minnesota’s ice fishing on many different lakes (even the BWCAW)! From January 1st to January 15th trout fishing is only available in the Boundary Waters and you will need to hike into a lake for fishing! We specialize in great lake trout and the occasional walleye. Trout Fishing Opener in Minnesota is January 16th. Don’t want to take up valuable car space with a pop up ice shelter and sled? Rent our equipment instead! Rental time is from 8am to 4pm.

      Included with your Ice Fishing Rental:

      • 2-3 person Eskimo or 4-5 person insulated Eskimo pop up shelter
      • Pull behind sled
      • 8″ hand auger (Electric StrikeMaster with Deluxe Rental)
      • Ice scoop & bucket to bring your fish back in
      • 3 or 4 portable chairs
      • Mr Buddy Heater
      • 3 – 1 lb propane tanks
      • Tackle box with suggested for walleye and lake trout
      • 3 or 4 ice fishing rods with reels

      2/3 Person Pop Up


      4 Person Deluxe Pop Up


      Get advice on the ice! Add on the following services to your pop-up rental equipment: Shuttle service at the start of your ice fishing excursion rental and end of your rental time, set up and break down of your rental equipment, and in tent advise and instruction at the start of your rental time. $75 fee.

      Permanent Ice House Rental

      Experience Minnesota ice fishing on Gunflint Lake! Want to try your hand at ice fishing? Come enjoy our heated ice house right in front of the Lodge!

      “The ice house was all ready and warm, the guide (Lance) was very helpful and friendly!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

      Permanent Ice House

      $1294 hours
      • 8:30am – 12:30pm
      • 12:30pm – 4:30pm

      Permanent Ice House

      $1798 hours
      • Available 8:30am – 4:30pm

      Included in your Permanent House:

      • House warm and ready with 4 drilled holes
      • Ice scoop & bucket to bring your fish back in
      • 4 folding chairs
      • 2 tackle boxes with suggested tackle for walleye and lake trout
      • 4 ice fishing rods with reels

      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.

      Lodge Overnight Guests Rates: We are pleased to offer discounted rates for overnight lodge guests. While our deposit policy is the same for all activity bookings, lodge guests will receive applicable discounted rates at the time of final billing on the day of their activity.