Musky and walleye guide service in southern Minnesota, and northern Iowa Musky and walleye guide service in southern Minnesota, and northern Iowa Musky and walleye guide service in southern Minnesota, and northern Iowa

The Hookup Fishing Guide Service

About us:

Whether it's fishing musky, walleye, bass or pan fish you're after we specialize in the trophy experience along with numbers of fish in a day. The best part is all you need to do is show up with the right clothes for the day, some drinks and whatever food you want and thats it. When you fish with us also be prepared to have fun, laugh and have a learning experience with the latest in technology and fishing equipment. While fishing in comfort out of a Skeeter MX 2025 the goal of not only catching fish but also making you a better angler as well. Ice fishing is also available for the winter months when safe ice is present! Make sure to check out our Facebook, YouTube and Instagram pages for updates. We look forward to fishing with you soon!

largemouth bass fishing guide service in southern Minnesota, and northern Iowa


We fish a multitude of waters and fish the hottest bites to provide the best action for our clients.


From open water in Iowa on certain lakes to mid July we cover waters from northern Iowa through southern Minnesota with lakes such as French, Fox, Clear, Waconia, Spirit and Okoboji Lakes. During the period of July-August months because of rising water temperatures in the southern part of the state we head to northern bodies of water such as Miltona, West Battle, Leech, Bemidji, and Vermillion Lakes. After the water temperatures have dropped in September- December we move back down to southern Minnesota and northern Iowa waters.


We will fish the Fairmont Chain of lakes, Fox, Clear, Tuttle and a number of other great walleye lakes in southern Minnesota and follow the hot bite. Most of our walleyes either come off trolling or casting crank baits, as well as jigs and plastics. The opportunity for good numbers of walleyes throughout the year as well as a good number of fish reaching the 32" range are boated every year.


We concentrate our effort on the Fairmont chain of lakes, Lura Lakes as well as several other great bass waters where 5 fish bags in a tournament have been know to be 30+ lbs a day. The excitement of fishing shorelines with fallen timber, to skipping under docks seeing the giant bucket mouths hammer your bait is almost hard to beat. Also available is the Mille Lacs smallmouth bass experience if requested.


In southern Minnesota we are blessed with not only numerous pan fishing lakes but also very quality fish. Numbers of 10 inch gills and 18 inch crappies boated every year. This bite continues through out most of the year and even through ice season, fast-paced and a great experience.

Ice Fishing-

Ice fishing season is always a treat, with a multitude of great opportunities to get on great Panfish, Northern Pike and Walleye bites. Safety is always first on my list so make sure and call to check out where the hottest bites are and what we are really getting into and thickness of ice.


Prices vary based upon a variety of factors. Please inquire Travis for details
(507) 381-5439 or via email nielsen5439@gmail.com

  • Kids welcome
  • Corporate rates
  • Family day rates
  • Multiday rates

Call Travis anytime (507) 381-5439 or via email nielsen5439@gmail.com