"I have used Larry Hanson as a guide a number of times over the years and he has always been able to put me on the right spots. I would recommend Larry to anyone who wants to catch fish."
- Mike Lettelleir
"Let me just say that my fishing experience with Larry Hanson as a guide was the ULTIMATE! Larry is a full service guide he provides it all... rods, reels, tackle, the best fishing holes, great tales and get this he even ties your line! I thoroughly enjoyed the day and llok forward to this years event."
- Earl Kimsey
- Dayton MN
"Catching fish can never be guarenteed, but when fishing with Larry Hanson, I've always had a good time. He always has great tips, possible hot spots, advice (if you want it) and is never with out a story of some type. I highly recommend taking advantage of any opportunity to fish with Larry Hanson."
- Steven J. Holtzleiter
- Fishing Enthusiast

Guide Masters Fishing Guides

Guide Masters Fishing Guides are full time Professional Fishing Guides who have a combined guiding experience of 42 years. We specialize in multi species fishing trips for Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Muskie, Bluegills, Crappies, and Perch.

Although most of our fishing trips take place on beautiful Lake Minnetonka, we also provide multi species guided trips on other Twin Cities area lakes, Brainerd area lakes, and the Upper Mississippi River for smallmouth bass.

Lake Minnetonka

Lake Minnetonka is 10 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. At 14,528 acres, it is the 10th largest lake in Minnesota. Lake Minnetonka has a tremendous amount of structure, which makes for great fishing opportunities. Lake Minnetonka is nationally recognized as a premier largemouth bass fishery. It has been the start of the FLW Bass Tour and B.A.S.S. has held two National tournaments there. Minnetonka has also been host to the National Muskie championships. The lake also has a great population of Northern Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and Panfish.

Upper Mississippi River

This stretch of the Mississippi River starts just 30 minutes north of Minneapolis, from Monticello to Little Falls. This scenic, beautiful, and stunning stretch of river is what we call Smallmouth Paradise!

Brainerd Lakes Area

The Brainerd lakes area is in the heart of Minnesota’s vacationland. It has earned a national reputation for its exceptional fishing. There are 430 lakes within a 30-mile radius of Brainerd; this offers an array of endless fishing opportunities.

What your Guide will do for you

Guide Masters prides itself on giving you an enjoyable outing. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned angler or beginner, your guide will share his knowledge and teach new techniques, patterns, and presentations. On the other hand, maybe you have one to share with us. Please feel free to ask your guide any question. We are students of the game. We teach fishing. Most of all, we stress having fun!

What Guide Masters Provide

With Guide Masters Fishing Guides you will fish comfortably in our fully equipped tournament rigged boats. All gear is provided. Guide Masters uses high quality rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and life jackets for an enjoyable day on the water.

What to bring?

  • A Minnesota Fishing License.
    Kids 15 years & younger do not need a license, however, everyone 16 years and older will. To obtain a license you can go online to ActiveOutdoorSolutions.com or call 1-888-665-4236.
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks
  • Sunblock
  • And most important, a smile

Who uses Guide Masters Fishing Guides?

  • Individuals
  • Friends
  • Families
  • Businesses
  • Groups
  • Corporations
Fishing with Guide Masters is a great way for families and friends to get reacquainted, entertain clients, or to build teamwork among your employees.


˝ Day 1-2 people $300
Full Day 1-2 people $550
Extra person $50
Groups and Corporations please contact us for a quote.

Every year we guide people form all over the world. We have many repeat individuals, businesspersons, and corporate clients. We would like you to be one of them.

Guide Masters Fishing Guides


"My boys, Shawn, Scott and Tom, purchased an outing with larry for my birthday and he delivered a trip that provided us with a memorable day of bass fishing."
- Mike Lettelleir

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