MN Fishing Pros

The best rated & most experienced fishing guides on Lake Winnibigoshish and beyond

Grand Rapids, Deer River and surrounding areas

Fishing Pro Guides Bill Broberg, Jeff Skelley, Charlie Worrath, Jason Boser at L&M Supply MN Fishing Pros Powered by Amsoil

There's No Better Fisherman Than Bill Broberg

Phone: (218) 244-8022   ||   Email:

Grand Rapids, Deer River and surrounding areas

Born and raised in the Deer River and Grand Rapids area, I've been a fanatical fisherman my whole life.  I grew up on a lake and since I fished every day as a kid, I learned when, where and how to catch every species of fish found in the area.  Now as a fishing guide, I share my knowledge and teach my techniques to those I take out fishing.

Bill Broberg has made his childhood pasttime into a career. He enjoys nothing more than spending a day on the lake helping people make memories. Bill especially enjoys fishing with young anglers. His philosophy is that when you introduce kids to the sport of fishing at a young age you are encouraging a lifelong pursuit of angling. He makes fishing fun for them while teaching successful fishing techniques as well as conservation. Bill makes an effort to promote sport fishing for the next generation by encouraging catch and release. Today’s “keeper” is tomorrow’s trophy.

MN Fishing Pro Bill Broberg with client and walleye Trophy northern on Lake Winnie Family friendly fishing adventures Bill Broberg with client and walleye Successful walleye fisherman on Lake Winnie

Having company? Take the worry out of entertaining family, friends or business associates with a guided fishing trip. Bill’s Fishing Guide Service can accommodate groups of up to 30 people and he prides himself on having the latest fishing information on area lakes. So you can be sure that Bill will get you on the fish!

Bill’s specialty is a Canadian-style shore lunch. He will cook your fresh catch lake-side over an open wood fire. Not even a fish dinner at a five star restaurant can compare to eating your catch-of-the-day while enjoying Minnesota’s natural beauty.

A day on the lake with Bill includes the comfort of fishing from his 19’ Lund Pro-V and the use of the latest updated equipment. He provides bait, tackle, rods, reels and lifejackets – or you may bring your own. Fish the lake of your choice or opt to try out Bill’s “hotspot.” You need only bring your fishing license, rain and/or cold weather gear and food (if you won’t be having shore lunch). At the end of your trip Bill will clean your catch and package it for you at no extra charge.

Bill's Testimonials

Thank you for the wonderful fishing experience you gave our daughter Shannon.  It is all she can talk about.  She had lost all interest in fishing with me and our family until she went out with you.  You have changed her whole attitude about life.  I thank you again and will be using your guide service again.

Instructional Videos from Charlie Worrath

How to filet a northern pike by Bill Broberg

Meet the MN Fishing Pros!

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2019 Guided Fishing Trip Rates

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Number of Anglers Full Day Trip
8am - 4pm
Half Day Trip
8am - 12noon
1 - 2 people $420 $340
3 people $500 $400
Tag Boats $150 per boat
Shore Lunch or Shore Dinner $35 per boat

Fish cleaning and packaging at the end of your guided trip is included in the trip price.

Rates for a full day or half day guided fishing trip are reasonable and include bait, fish cleaning and packaging services as well as use of pro's boat, fuel, fishing equipment and safety gear. Clients need only bring their valid Minnesota fishing license, rain and/or cold weather gear and food & beverage.

Fishing trips may end sooner if the limit of fish is caught. A $100 deposit ($100 per boat for group trips) is required to hold your reservation for a guided fishing trip with a MN Fishing Pro. Please send check or money order to the guide with whom you have booked your trip. The date of your full or half day fishing trip is not guaranteed until your deposit is received.

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Just fill out our easy Check Availability Form and you'll hear back from your guide within 24 hours. After you have confirmed the date of your trip with your guide please send your deposit along with this Reservation Form.

MN Fishing Pro Bill Broberg showing off a crappie

Guide Information

Bill Broberg
Ol' Trapper Bill's Guide Service
206 Gunn Street
PO Box 694
Coleraine MN 55722
Phone: (218) 244-8022

Guide Sponsors:

Watercraft Used:19' Lund Pro V with 90hp Yamaha Motor.

Bill Broberg with his Lund boat

Professional Guide Since: 1984

Availability & Contact Information: To check availability for a full day or half day guided fishing trip with Bill, click here to go directly to our Check Availability Form or email Bill directly.

Fishing 411

2019 Fishing Opener Dates

Walleye & Northern Pike - May 11, 2019
Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass - May 11, 2019
Muskie - June 1, 2019

2019 Fishing Regulations

2019 Fishing Regulations

MN DNR Fishing Regulation Handbook for 2019

Purchase your MN fishing license online

Charlie Worrath on Jason Mitchell Outdoors talking early season walleyes

Jason Mitchell Outdoors host Jason Mitchell with MN Fishing Pro Guide Charlie Worrath and early season walleye

Charlie Worrath talks early season walleye for the television program Jason Mitchell Outdoors on Lake Winnibigoshish in northern Minnesota. (watch the video)

Jason Boser appears with Jason Mitchell on Jason Mitchell Outdoors

Jason Mitchell Outdoors host Jason Mitchell with MN FIshing Pro Guide Jason Boser and a Lake Winnibigoshish walleye
(l - r) Jason Boser and Jason Mitchell pose with a Lake Winnie walleye

Jason Boser appearing on an episode for the television program Jason Mitchell Outdoors on Lake Winnibigoshish in northern Minnesota. (watch the video)

Tulibee Fishing - Lakeland News Sports - March 5, 2012
Charlie Worrath from Charlie's Gone Fishing Guide Service talks to Lakeland Public Television about tulibee fishing - Lakeland News Sports - March 5, 2012.

Listen for Charlie and Jason on "Fishin' Paul Bunyan Country" on Continuous Country KB 101 in Bemidji at 12:30 and 5:30 pm Monday through Friday beginning May 2 and continuing throughout the fishing season.
Charlie Worrath - May Fishing on Lake Winnie- click for audio
Jason Boser - Why Do You Fish?- click for audio

Minnesota Fishing Vacations:

We can help you plan a memorable Minnesota Fishing Vacation with a professionally-guided fishing trip on any of the hundreds of lakes in Northcentral Minnesota, including Lake Winnie.

Click here to check out our Preferred Resort Partners list. These are resorts hosted by folks that we know treat anglers right!

Weekly fishing tips in the Manney's Shopper April - September!

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