Services and Rates


Areas Served

Minnesota

  • North – Lake Vermilion, Lake of the Woods, Shagawa Lake
  • Twin Cities area lakes and rivers – Lake Minnetonka, Green Lake, Forest Lake, Medicine Lake, Upper St. Croix River, and more

Florida

View a map of the Florida service area

  • Naples (Golden Gate area)
  • Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area
    • Includes I-75 (Alligator Alley), Hwy 41 (Tamiami Trail), and Everglades Holiday Park
  • Southeastern Florida including Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Homestead, etc.

Wisconsin

  • Western lakes and rivers – Wapogasset Lake, Balsam Lake, Upper St. Croix River, and more
  • Southwestern – Madison-area lakes to the Mississippi River

2022 Rates

Effective July 1, 2022, Sunset Glow Guide Service will charge a flat fee fuel surcharge of $25 for each guide trip. In the event that fuel prices drop back down to a level that is manageable, we would then remove the surcharge.

Lake Vermilion / Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes

4 Hours

$375
  • Includes 2 anglers
  • Includes gas and bait
  • Kids 12 and younger: Free
  • 3rd angler: $50 extra
  • 4th angler: $50 extra
  • Follow boat: $100 extra
  • No shore lunch

6 Hours

$450
  • Includes 2 anglers
  • Includes gas and bait
  • Kids 12 and younger: Free
  • 3rd angler: $75 extra
  • 4th angler: $75 extra
  • Follow boat: $100 extra
  • Shore lunch: $20 per person

8 Hours

$550
  • Includes 2 anglers
  • Includes gas and bait
  • Kids 12 and younger: Free
  • 3rd angler: $100 extra
  • 4th angler: $100 extra
  • Follow boat: $100 extra
  • Shore lunch: $20 per person

Split Day

$600
  • Includes 2 anglers
  • Includes gas and bait
  • Kids 12 and younger: Free
  • 3rd angler: $100 extra
  • 4th angler: $100 extra
  • Follow boat: $100 extra
  • Shore lunch: $20 per person

* Kids 17 and younger receive a free lure

Lake of the Woods

4 Hours

$375
  • Includes 2 anglers
  • Kids 12 and younger: Free
  • 3rd angler: $50 extra
  • 4th angler: $50 extra
  • Follow boat: $100 extra
  • Gas and bait: extra
  • No shore lunch

6 Hours

$425
  • Includes 2 anglers
  • Kids 12 and younger: Free
  • 3rd angler: $75 extra
  • 4th angler: $75 extra
  • Follow boat: $100 extra
  • Gas and bait: extra
  • Shore lunch: $25 per person

8 Hours

$500
  • Includes 2 anglers
  • Kids 12 and younger: Free
  • 3rd angler: $100 extra
  • 4th angler: $100 extra
  • Follow boat: $100 extra
  • Gas and bait: extra
  • Shore lunch: $25 per person

* Kids 17 and younger receive a free lure

Florida

4 Hours

$400
  • Includes 2 anglers
  • Kids 12 and younger: Free
  • 3rd angler: $50 extra
  • Live Bait: extra
  • No shore lunch or follow boat

6 Hours

$500
  • Includes 2 anglers
  • Kids 12 and younger: Free
  • 3rd angler: $75 extra
  • Live Bait: extra
  • No shore lunch or follow boat

8 Hours

$600
  • Includes 2 anglers
  • Kids 12 and younger: Free
  • 3rd angler: $100 extra
  • Live Bait: extra
  • No shore lunch or follow boat

* Kids 17 and younger receive a free lure

Payment

We accept check or credit card for deposit. We accept cash, check, or credit card for final payment. All balances are due upon trip date.

  • Credit card payments for final balance due will be subject to an additional $15 in fees

Tipping is not mandatory, but is very much appreciated by your dedicated guides.

Deposit and Cancellation Policy

Deposit of $100 must be received within 15 days of booking your guide trip to hold your reservation. Deposits are refundable if more than 21 days cancellation notice is provided. If less than 21 days, we will work with you to reschedule the trip for the same calendar year and will re-apply your deposit to the new date. If we cannot reschedule your trip, then deposit is nonrefundable.

If we need to cancel your trip due to weather or emergency, then 100% of the deposit will be refunded.

What to Bring

Please bring the following with you for your guided fishing trip.

What We Provide

We provide the following for your guided fishing trip.

  • Flexible pickup location
    • If you’re staying at a local lodge or cabin, most times we can pick you up right at your dock or another pre-arranged location on the lake
  • Flexible scheduling
  • All fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, etc.
    • You can bring your own gear if desired
  • Well maintained boat, motor, and equipment
  • Life jackets for children / adults
  • Extra bottled water for anglers
  • Fish cleaning
  • Shore lunch (if available in service area and requested at time of booking)
  • We can assist you if you have a business event, large groups, or have questions about lodging and area attractions
  • US Coast Guard certified captain with assistance towing endorsement
  • Insured. First aid / CPR certified.

Services

Multispecies fishing / fly fishing

Walleye, Musky, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Crappie, Sunfish, Perch, Peacock Bass, Jaguar Guapote, Mayan Cichlid, Oscar – we offer guiding for all of them. Let’s make a memory together. Do you enjoy fly fishing? Make your friends jealous and let’s catch a musky, smallmouth, or peacock bass on the fly.

Lake Vermilion, Lake of the Woods, Twin Cities, Western Wisconsin, Florida

We love waters that are rich in fish variety and size. Lake Vermilion is our Northern Minnesota gem and it’s one of our bases for guiding. A little further north is a favorite in Lake of the Woods (Northwest Angle area). Plus, our guides have over 50 years combined experience fishing the Minneapolis / St. Paul area lakes. Florida is our newest service area for the winter months.

Boat Tours and Water Fun

Are you looking for family-friendly boat tours? How about a fun day boating, swimming, watching nature, or doing a shore lunch? We have you covered. Let’s load up the boat, spot some wildlife, and catch a beautiful sunset!

Emergency Boat Towing

Are you stranded on the water and need a tow? We may be able to save your day depending on boat size. Our chief guide has a U.S. Coast Guard Captains license and Assistance Towing endorsement.

Boat Tours and Water Fun

Hourly

$100 / hour
  • 2 hour minimum
  • Rate is per boat
  • Can include up to 4 passengers depending on location and boat
  • Not available in all locations

Emergency Boat Towing

Hourly

$200 / hour
  • Charges begin when towboat leaves the dock
  • Charges end when towboat returns to dock
  • Only available on Lake Vermilion

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