PROFESSIONAL FISHING GUIDES

Maximize your chances of success!

Tim Campbell and Mike Bridges of our staff, guide only in the winter season but are charged with keeping our summer guests updated on "hot spots" and "hot techniques" shared by other quests and drawn from their own personal experience. Their famous harbor service includes meeting and greeting most boats arriving in the harbor so you will have considerable daily contact with them.

We encourage guests unfamiliar with the lake to employ a professional guide early in their stay to help maximize fishing success. There are 10 or so area professionals who are well equipped to share their knowledge of the lake and their skills in catching fish. The guides typically meet you with their boat at Brindley's gas dock. Guide boats are well rigged with multiple depth finders, GPS and the latest electronic tools to maximize success. Most of their boats are comfortable for up to three guest anglers. Daily fees range from $300 to $375. While guides operate independently of Brindley's Harbor Resort, we will be pleased to assist with contact information and logistics in booking arrangements.

Several of the quality profession guides we work with frequently are:

 Ted Gwinn

Ted Gwinn is a full time professional guide who has guided exclusively on Leech Lake for over 25 years.  He loves teaching people to fish.  Besides guiding full time, Ted is also a wildlife/fishing author, lecturer and tournament fisherman.  He is on the Pro Staff for numerous companies in the fishing industry. 

  • Species: Bass, Walleye, Muskie.
  • Starting mid summer, Ted targets primarily Muskie
  • Boat: 21' Warrior with 175 hp Suzuki tiller steer motor.
  • Phone: 218-547-3514, e-mail: FishLeech@arvig.net 
  • Ted Gwinn’s Leech Lake Guide Service,  301 Tianna Drive Walker, MN  56484

 

 

 Al Maas

In the year 2000 Al was honored as one of Minnesota's most influential fishermen when inducted into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame. Al has devoted his storied career to, not only developing fishing techniques and equipment, but also to bringing the message of the joy of fishing to hundreds of people across the state.

  • Species: Crappie, Bass, Muskie, Walleye.
  • Al is an excellent guide for all Leech Lake species.
  • Boat: Ranger 620 with 225 hp Mercury outboard motor.
  • Phone:  218-547-1600
  • Al Maas,  PO Box 353,  200 Summit Ave.,  Walker, MN 56484

 

 Jim Murphy

"Murph" strives to make every day on the water a learning experience. As a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain, Jim spends an average of 200 days on the water. Spend a day with him and learn how and why fish relate to certain type of structures throughout the season.  Learn the techniques and presentations to catch fish that will be valuable to you for the rest of your life.

  • Species:Bass, Walleye, Muskie.
  • Starting mid summer, Jim targets primarily Muskie
  • Boat: Ranger 620 with 225 hp Yamaha outboard motor.
  • Phone:  218-547-2142 (winter 763-566-1237)
  • Email: murph54@comcast.net
  • Murph's Guide Service, 4468 Roosevelt Trail, Walker, MN 56484

 

 Gary Trimble

Gary is a Versatile long time Leech Lake guide. When you fish with Gary, he supplies all equipment and bait.

  • Species: Walleye, Muskie, Perch
  • Boat: 2011 Alumacraft 19' Dominator  with 150 HP Suzuki
  • Phone: 218-547-2688, Cell:  218-820-0133
  • Gary Trimble Guide Service  -  garytrimbleguideservice.com

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