- St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
- Vendor Type: Guides
- Fishing Type: Freshwater
- Fishing Style: Bass Fishing, Fly Fishing, Spin / Bait Casting
- Amenities: Rods, reels and custom tackle are always provided. Fuel is included and optional carpooling is available.
- Targets: Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Crappie, Sunfish, Trout, Lake Trout
- Phone: (218) 506-8689
- Website: www.muntzangling.com
Following the bite, I cater to a variety of trips in a broad area of East Central Minnesota to Northwest Wisconsin. Largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike and emphasis on muskie fishing.
A variety of watercraft, including small boats for remote access to great fishing. Partnered with the National Park Service to guide on the Saint Croix and Namekagon Rivers. Also frequenting the Hayward Lakes, Polk County WI and lakes within an hour of the Twin Cities metro.
Starting in April, we begin to chase bluegills and crappies in metro area lakes. It’s always nice to get out in the spring air and catch some numbers. These trips are kid friendly and fish fry friendly! Also there are trips available for chasing trout in streams this time of year.
In early May, the focus is on largemouth bass, preferably in Wisconsin with opener on the first Saturday and home to some of my favorite spots. At peak fishing, it’s not uncommon to catch dozens of bass in a day out on the water; often on surface lures for the most fun. These trips usually mix in some incidental northern pike as well for a good fight on medium tackle.
Muskie fishing comes into the fold on Memorial Day weekend. Good opportunities are to be had in lakes or rivers depending on conditions this time of year.
Summertime trips vary greatly depending on species targeted, skill level, and personal dexterity. River trips always require caution with water current and unsuspecting underwater hazards. They also provide some of the most active fish in the late spring, hot summer heat, and late fall after lakes typically turn over.
Many river sections have boat ramps but water levels dictate which boat to bring. Often times, it can be just one passenger in a 12 foot boat. In higher water or deeper stretches, we can do 2-3 passengers in the 16 footer. Species targeted are smallmouth bass, northern pike and muskie.
In some places, it takes real work to carry a boat in to access great waters, but the rewards can be special and my clients will likely need to assist. I recommend these trips for experienced muskie anglers looking to learn the river.
Fishing lakes in summer employs a variety of techniques depending on species targeted. Multi-species outings can be a nice way to latch onto a bite. Most groups get into some largemouth bass and northern pike in an average day of fishing. Special preparation is taken for each angler all day long to provide the best results possible.
With the onset of fall in September, I focus mainly on targeting muskies. For those who don’t already know, this is the time of year when the fish binge, before the water temps drop and make them sluggish. It means big fish and more sightings. Figuring out the learning curve of the day becomes shorter. There are several lakes I frequent with up to 30 years of personal muskie fishing history experiences on those waters. Most seasons have produced trophy 50″ or better fish in my boat. I provide high quality gear including Saint Croix rods, Abu Garcia reels and tackle boxes loaded with customized lures that help you fish more efficiently and are proven to produce. Whether you are looking to catch your first, or land the big one, I’m going to help your chances.