Ice Fishing

Can’t get enough fishing done during the summer? Our experienced fishing guides are available to get you started your first day on the ice or to help you get into some of our walleye, lake trout, smallmouth bass or northern. Booking your guide when you make your vacation 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.

Guided Ice Fishing

$325Half Day

Guided Ice Fishing

$400Full Day

Meet Our Ice Fishing Guides!

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, 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. 

I’m prepared for BWCAW and NON-BWCAW lakes with GARMIN Panoptix, HUMMINBIRD, snowmobile and/or foot travel, and insulated fish house. You can feel confident I’ve got the knowledge and tools to put you on fish.

“My son loved this outing! Would do it again! Thank you!” 2/15/20 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I did a guided service with Joel Robbins and had success in catching multiple lake trout on Gunflint Lake. I thought he was knowledgeable and friendly. I do plan to recommend him and use him again in the future.” 1/18/21 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My name is Jason, I have been fishing on the Gunflint trail and surrounding area since 2016. In the summer I guide on the Kenai River in Alaska, and in the winter I specialize in ‘backcountry’ ice fishing in the Boundary Waters and other remote fisheries. I offer experiences catered to each guest, whether that is a long ski trek to target trophy trout in lakes far off the beaten path, or a more relaxed family fishing trip with a delicious campfire-cooked meal.

“Jason was very patient and took the time to show us the proper techniques to catch fish. Jason kept up conversation and was a great pleasure to spend the day with him as a person. The fishing was excellent.” 1/9/21 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“We had a blast ice fishing! Jason knew right where to put us and we even caught our limit. It was a great day. Highly recommend booking an all day trip with Jason.”  2/21/21⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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 pop up shelter
  • Pull behind sled
  • 6″ hand auger
  • Ice scoop & bucket to bring your fish back in
  • 2/3 portable chairs
  • Mr Buddy Heater
  • 3 – 1 lb propane tanks
  • Tackle box with suggested for walleye and lake trout
  • 2/3 ice fishing rods with reels

2 Person Pop Up


3 Person Pop Up


Permanent Ice House Rental

Experience Minnesota’s 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

$1254 hours

Permanent Ice House

$1758 hours

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

Payment is required at time of reservation. Cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance will be refunded 50 percent. Sorry, but no refund will be made for cancellations with less than 72 hours notice.