Guide Rates

Full Day Rates

$400 for 1-4 people,
+ fuel & bait.

For rates on follow boats, please call Scott. A typical day begins at 7am.

Shore Lunch

What’s for lunch? Battered and fried fish and other fixings.
$12.00 per person (lunch kit supplied by Thunderbird Lodge).

If you’d like to spend more time fishing,
a bag lunch is the way to go.

Custom Tackle Package

So you won’t have to worry about it, Scott will put together a package and have it ready when you arrive. Discuss what kind of rod and reel you’re looking for and he’ll pick it up, put it together, and throw in the tackle.

Rainy Lake

Rainy Lake is located just north of International Falls, Minnesota and extends into Ontario, Canada. Rainy Lake serves as the northern gateway to Minnesota’s only national park – Voyageurs National Park, a 218,000-acre island and water park. At Rainy you’ll find Walleye, Northern, Smallmouth Bass and Black Crappie.

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Directions to Thunderbird Lodge on Rainy Lake

From the twin cities: (300 miles, or about 5.5 hours)
Take I35 North to Duluth, then follow 53 North into International Falls. To get to Thunderbird, turn right at the 4th stoplight and follow Hwy 11 East for about 10 miles. You will see the Thunderbird Lodge sign on the left.

For directions coming from west or from the airport, go to the
Thunderbird Lodge website

What to Bring

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What to Bring
  • Fishing licenses

    For licensing requirements for Minnesota and/or Ontario Canada please call Scott (218-290-1607) for information & help
  • Bag lunch (if you’re not doing a shore lunch), snacks, drinks.
    Remember to bring a lot of water, it’s easy to get dehydrated in the heat.
  • Rod, reel, tackle
    Some extra tackle will also be available.
  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Hat, sun glasses, and sunscreen


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