Fishing Guides Near Winona, Minnesota

Fishing Guides Near Winona, Minnesota
Winona, Minnesota, a mid-size community in the southeastern part of the state, sits along the banks of the Mississippi River and is surrounded by limestone cliffs. Many smaller rivers and lakes dot the area. Fishermen flock to Winona to try for many species of sport fish, including trout. The region is fortunate to have several skilled, professional fishing guides.

Lewiston Area Trout Guides

Trout fishing is one of the specialties of Lewiston Area Trout Guides. Trips to the many creeks, brooks, rivers and lakes around Winona can be arranged with the guiding service. Assistance with flies, tackle, gear and finding hidden pools of fish are all provided. Bring a sun hat, sunglasses, lunch, extra clothing, camera and bug spray. Lewiston guides operate during the spring, summer and autumn months. All guests require a valid Minnesota fishing license, which can be purchased at local sports stores.

Lewiston Area Trout Guides
165 Whispering Pines Court
Lewiston, MN 55952

Three Rivers Outfitters

Three Rivers Outfitters is based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, but can accommodate trips in the Winona area. Three Rivers provides professional guiding for trout, including fly-fishing. Guides help with flies, tackle, gear and fishing locations. Bring your own lunch, drinks, sun hat, sunglasses, sun screen and bug spray, and a Minnesota fishing license with a valid trout stamp. A camera is recommended should you land that big one and wish to record it for posterity. Boat service and transportation are provided on trips.

Three Rivers Outfitters
2719 Grande Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54603

Captain Kerk's Guide Service

Captain Kerk's Guide Service offers trout fishing trips for fly fishermen. Trips can be arranged to several lakes and rivers in the greater Winona area. Guests should bring a hat, polarized sunglasses, lunch, drinks, extra clothes and rubber boots. Waders, fishing gear, tackle and boat service to fishing locales are provided. Be prepared for black flies and mosquitoes. Mississippi River fishing trips also can be arranged through Captain Kerk's.

Captain Kerk's Guide Services
716 Neville Court Southeast
Rochester, MN 55904-4910

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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