Chris Munchow Minnesota Muskie & Bass Fishing Guide Service

Guiding in the Twin Cities Metro area and North Central Minnesota


While the Twin Cities Metro area lakes offer many excellent opportunities for tremendous muskie fishing close to home, it’s often fun to leave the hustle and bustle of the crowed city lakes and head north. Within 2 hours drive of the North Metro are some unbelievable muskie fishing opportunities for both action and trophy fish.


Mille Lacs Lake


Most muskie anglers are aware of the amazing muskie fishery that Lake Mille Lacs has to offer. Day trips to Mille Lacs are a great way to learn the tactics that are currently hot on the lake and the seasonal locations of these giant fish. Huge smallmouth bass also prowl Mille Lacs’s many reefs and can be targeted during muskie outings or on smallmouth specific trips.


Lake X and other non-metro lakes.


East and West Rush lake lies less then an hours drive north of the cities and is an under appreciated muskie fishery. 50-inch fish are caught and released on Rush Lake each season and certain times of the year is a great choice. Island Lake near Moose Lake is another good muskie fishery offering a northern feel less than two hours away.


I also fish a newer muskie fishery that has incredible potential for trophy muskies with very little pressure in comparison to the city lakes and popular trophy waters like Mille Lacs and Vermillion. Day trips are available to this amazing new fishery upon request. You will not be disappointed with the beautiful scenery this lake offers as well as the fishing.


Day Trip Rates.


  1. •Mille Lacs Lake Day Trip: Includes travel (City of North Branch departure), sandwiches, fast food or small restaurant meals, boat snacks and beverages. $600.00. (Includes up to 2 people)
  2. •Lake X Day Trip: Includes travel (City of North Branch departure), sandwiches, fast food or small restaurant meals, boat snacks and beverages. $700.00. (includes up to 2 people)
  3. •Island Lake Day Trip: Includes travel (City of North Branch departure), sandwiches, fast food or small restaurant meals, boat snacks and beverages. $500.00. (includes up to 2 people)
  4. •Rush Lake Day Trip: Includes travel (City of North Branch departure), sandwiches, fast food or small restaurant meals, boat snacks and beverages. $400.00. (includes up to 2 people)