Trips & Outings

Guided Fly Fishing 

Golden Opportunity – Fly Casting and Trout Fishing - 101 on Big Rock Creek!  You have never heard of it because it is privately owned and closed to the public.  Big Rock Creek was a trout hatchery 80 years ago.  Now it is an amazing and very exclusive place to learn fly fishing.  There is a huge manicured lawn for casting lessons and a 4 acre pond full of wild* trout to test your new skills.  Facilities include a wonderful screened porch to get out of the sun or rain for lessons and lunch.  We may fish from the boat in the pond or from shore on the upper stream area.  The upper stream has lots of Brook Trout and a few huge (20+ inch) rainbows.

                  *The family does not stock the pond or stream.  After 80 years, these are wild brown, brook and rainbow trout.

There is no better place to learn trout fishing in style.  Your day will include:
        All the required equipment (rods, reels, flies, leaders and tippet)
        Casting lessons
        Lots of fishing time
        Dry fly and streamer fishing
        Trout identification
        Fly selection
        Essential knots
        Safe Catch and Release handling of fish
        Fishing from the annieB (much easier than a canoe) or from shore on the upper stream levy

Big Rock Creek is less than 60 miles from the Twin Cities.  This makes for an easy day trip outing.

Fly Casting and Trout Fishing - 101 at Big Rock Creek is $275 for one or two people, not including tips.

Fly Fishing
Come fish north central Wisconsin rivers in pursuit of smallmouth bass and muskies. The locations include:
        The St. Croix River near Grantsburg and Danbury, WI (including the lower Namekagon),
        The Chippewa River near Ojibwa (east of Hayward),
        The Flambeau River near Oxbo (a little further east).

        Specific locations based on the request of the customer.  (i.e. I have a customer that does not like rivers, so we (three of his family members) fish a 

             Twin Cities region lake for bass and walleyes from my speedboat.  Granted, my knowledge of such locations is less well developed.)

These outings are for one or two people fishing.  We fish from a gorgeous Boulder Boat Works drift boat.  I  provide:
        Rods (Sage and St. Croix, Lamson and Ross)
        Safe catch and release tools,
        Lunch and beverages.

        Spinning rods and lures can be provided on request.

You should bring:
        A current Wisconsin or Minnesota fishing license*,
        Clothing to match the weather,
        Sunglasses and a hat (always a must),
        An appetite for catching fish and having fun.  

*Please note that I cannot provide a license for you.  Wisconsin licenses may be purchased online at or at most sporting goods stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

If this is your first time fly fishing, we can spend some time with an introduction to fly casting on land before hitting the water.  

The cost of the day is $425, not including tips.

Big Rock Creek

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