Experience A Guided Fishing Trip With One of Minnesota’s Best Guides

Let Professional Guide Lyle Unger Put You on the Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Bass, Crappie & Panfish

Reserve your guided fishing trip with one of Minnesota’s Best Professional Fishing Guides. Lyle Unger of Grand Rapids Guide Service based in Grand Rapids, MN, is a friendly, enthusiastic guide who has served hundreds of anglers. He has spent countless hours learning where to be on the day of your trip and the tricks to enticing fish to bite, guaranteeing your best shot at having a successful day! If you’re a seasoned angler, Grand Rapids Guide Service will help you learn how to fish better or learn the structure of an unfamiliar lake. If you’re a novice, you’ll receive hands on, simple and easy instructions from detecting the bite, to setting the hook, to reading the water – resulting in “Fish On!”Experience the difference a knowledgeable, skilled and personable professional fishing guide makes when it comes to putting you on the walleye, northern pike, bass, crappie, bluegill, perch, muskie, lake trout or even sturgeon.

Grand Rapids Guide Service:

  • Half or Full Day guided fishing trips available
  • Trips Include: Comfortable Boat, Fresh Bait, Quality Equipment…Everything needed to catch fish! Just bring your fishing license, snacks and a couple beverages.
  • Complimentary fish cleaning and packaging
  • Catch Walleye, Crappie, Bluegill, Perch, Northern Pike, Muskie, Bass or Sturgeon, …It’s Your Choice
  • Shore Lunch Available – please ask
  • Small or Large Groups & Family Reunions – Ask about Group Rates
  • Over 5 years experience as a professional Minnesota Fishing Guide
  • Fully Insured
  • CPR/First Aid certified & a registered nurse
  • Guiding all of Northcentral Minnesota from Mille Lacs to Lake Winnibigoshish to Lake of the Woods.
  • References available

Guided Fishing Rates

Guided trip pricing includes transportation to and from your area lodging (where applicable), boat, fuel, all fishing tackle and bait, and the guide’s expertise and great attitude.

Gratuities to the guide are not included in the prices below.

Full Day — 1 to 2 people:  $450

Full Day — 3 people:  $550

Full Day — 4 people:  $650

Half Day — 1 to 2 people:  $350

Half Day — 3 people:  $450

Half Day — 4 people:  $500

Reserve Your Trip

A deposit of $150 per boat per day is required to hold your reservation for a guided fishing trip with Grand Rapids Guide Service.  Deposits are refundable if more than 90 days cancellation notice is provided.  If less than 90 days we will try to reschedule the trip for the same calendar year; otherwise the deposit is nonrefundable.

Pay Your Deposit Online:

Alternatively, you may also send check or money order deposit payable to: “Grand Rapids Guide Service” and mail it along with a filled-out and signed Reservation & Deposit Form at the address below.

Grand Rapids Guide Service
517 SE 2nd Ave.
Grand Rapids, MN  55744

Guided fishing trips in Minnesota are more fun when your guide is Lyle Unger.

Fish in Comfort & Style

Lyle’s boat is a 2023 Alumacraft Competitor 205 complete with five comfortable swivel adjustable seats and a 175 h.p. Yamaha SHO tiller drive Minnesota Fishing Guide Lyle Unger fishes from a 2020 Alumacraft Competitor 205 boat.outboard motor. There is a Minn Kota Ulterra trolling motor on the bow and the Minn Kota Vantage trolling motor on the back of the boat. The latest electronics from Lowrance and Humminbird help find and keep you on the fish and Lakemaster chips, a marine band radio and a cellular phone round out the package. The boat comfortably fishes up to 4 anglers plus Lyle. Grand Rapids Guide Service is fully insured, and is licensed and permitted to run guide trips by the State of Minnesota.

What to Expect

Grand Rapids Guide Service runs Half-Day Trips lasting 4 to 5 hours on the water and Full-Day Trips lasting about 8 hours. The total duration of each trip is tailored to the individual needs of each client. Depending on where we are fishing, travel time to and from the water will vary from 10 minutes to 90 minutes; and our trip times are for actual fishing time, not including travel time to or from the water.

What You Need To Bring

Grand Rapids Guide Service provides nearly everything you’ll need for a fun day of fishing on the water. All you need to bring is your fishing license, rain gear (recommended even if it doesn’t look like rain in the forecast), your own lunch, snacks and a few beverages (use alcohol in moderation please). You should also bring sunscreen, a hat, polarized sunglasses, a camera or smartphone, and any personal items you might need, such as medication.

Pick Up or Meet at the Landing

For customers staying at select resorts and hotels in the Grand Rapids, MN area, pick up arrangements can be made upon request.

That's a dinner walleye right there!

Ready to Book Your Guided Fishing Trip?

Fill out the Check Availability Form or give Lyle a call at 218-259-7140.

And Now… Photos of Clients With Their Catch