Plan NOW for an Exciting Charter Boat Trip

Winter is still here, but spring is coming soon and anglers are already booking their charter boat trips. Resort owners are filling their books fast and NOW is the time to plan. Fish houses are still traveling the roads and the ice up here, but very soon they will be replaced by charter boats being moved to their respective resorts.

This year, consider a Lake of the Woods charter boat.  They are a great way to plan a trip to Lake of the Woods when you don’t know the lake, don’t have the right boat, are a novice angler, or want something family friendly?  A guided fishing trip aboard a big charter boat is a great solution to all your worries. Here are the TOP TEN reasons to book a charter trip when you visit Lake of the Woods.charter boat

  1. “So easy a caveman can do it,” is the perfect slogan for charter fishing. Whether you have a family that needs a little extra guidance, a novice angler yourself, or just really want to be on vacation and not worry about a thing; charter fishing is the way to go. Guides and their resort take care of you all day from when the boat leaves at 8 from the dock, until after hours when they even clean the fish for you if that is what you choose. Families with children, guys and girls getaways, even those with special requests love the luxuries of a charter boat.
  2. Don’t know the lake like the back of your hand? No problem! Many anglers, even if they bring their own boat, will rent a charter for the day to get a feel for the lake and a “lay of the land,” if you will. Having a lake large enough to have charters can be a little unsettling to maneuver, but with a charter, it is one less worry.
  3. Fish ANYWHERE on the lake. Charters are a smooth ride anywhere on Lake of the Woods or Rainy River. Starting in the spring, walleyes feast in more shallow water off of Pine Island. Mid-summer, walleyes are very deep and charters travel across the lake to find fish with ease. Windy days they slip into the river for a sheltered day.
  4. Jigging to Down Rigging. All types of fishing are welcome on a charter. Jigging and spinners in the spring and summer. Down rigging is a special feature on charter boats in the late summer and fall the options are endless. Pick your favorite method and set the hook!
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    Charter boats heading to the Lake

  5. BATHROOMS. Yes ladies, you read correctly! A “potty” is available in the lower deck of the charter when you just can’t hold it any longer.
  6. All equipment is provided. This includes rods, reels, bait, life jackets and more to make fishing a breeze! When fishing on a charter you only have to ask yourself 2 questions:
  7. What should I wear and what should I eat?? Lunch is always an option on a charter. If you want to hit the water all day, choose a sack lunch including a sandwich, cookie, chips, and a pop made fresh that morning so you never miss the bite. Option two is the Traditional Shore Lunch special to Lake of the Woods. A picnic made fresh of the morning’s catch cooked on shore with a million-dollar view! To learn more about a shore lunch, read it HERE.
  8. Large or mixed groups. Charter fishing is great for groups. Each boat can carry 6 passengers plus their guide, plenty of opportunity for lots of limits! If you are a smaller group of two or three or four and want to save a buck; the resort may mix you with another small group to fill the boat. Also a great way to meet people!
  9. charter boats at dock sportsmans lodge2022 Pay It Forward Veterans Event, Lake of the WoodsAlways on the fish! With over 50 resorts on Lake of the Woods, licensed charter captains are always on the move to find the day’s hot spot. Guides are constantly networking while on the water to ensure as much success as possible for anglers on the boat.
  10. The American Plan. It has never been so easy to plan a vacation. The American Plan is an all-in-one package that includes your stay (cabin or room), charter rental, and even your meals if you so choose. Check out our Hot Deals link on our website.  No one wants to mess around with multiple bills, with the American plan you pay one package amount, show up… and the rest is history!
  11. Cook up your fish! After fishing on the charter all day, who wants to cook? Good news here, guides will clean your fish for you and deliver the to the resort kitchen. Staff will then cook up a delicious meal for all to enjoy, especially when you know you caught them. What a great way to spend a vacation!!!

If you would like to book a charter fishing trip, contact one of the many resorts around Lake of the Woods. Remember there are two things you need to plan for a day on a charter, “What to wear and what to eat”.  Everything else is taken care of!

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