Smallmouth bass fishing

Our trips rated "the worlds finest smallmouth bass fishing"

smallmouth bass fly fishing

Father and son adventure
Fast fishing action
Easy to get to
No Canadian customs stop
Reasonably priced
Top notch gear
Good food and clean lodging
Rustic lodge
Professional guides
References available

Bear, moose, eagles, wolves, Walleye, big pike, lake trout

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Great spring fly fishing

Fly rod world record

Huge summer smallmouth

Knowledge of the area

Quality at a fair price

Stable 20 foot guide canoes

Comfortable camps


northern pike fishing


smallmouth bass fishing



Minnesota and Canada's best smallmouth bass fishing!

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These are the wilderness smallmouth bass fishing trips you've read about or seen on TV. We have fished In-Fisherman, Larry Dahlberg, Bass Master and Fly Fisherman magazines with 8 great TV shows on TNN and ESPN.

We guarantee you'll catch big smallmouth bass on these unique wilderness canoe fishing and camping trips

Fly fishing and light spinning tackle

Try three days of
great smallmouth action
3 day 4 night guided trip just $738 each

Deluxe guided trip 5 days 6 nights $978 each

Unguided 6 day remote super light canoe trip $695

Rates are for 4 anglers and include 2 nights at the lodge with meals. We include every thing you need except your cloths and tackle.

Who: John Herrick and The Moose Bay Co. crew with guides Freddy, Steve, Peter and John will take you where you can cast to hundreds of smallies 18 inches and up! Our secret to catching lots of big smallmouth bass is fishing remote waters. Our smallmouth guides take you there!

The finest smallmouth waters anywhere. We specialize in unique wilderness smallmouth fishing trips into the protected boundary waters of Minnesota and Canada's Quetico park. We offer remote fishing where the fish are untouched by cooler fisherman and motorboats. Catch and release, barbless hooks and no live bait helps keep this fantastic fishery in tact. Here you can catch big smallmouth, walleyes, northern pike and lake trout.

When: Our season is mid May to mid September. Late May and June are the best top water months and great for fly fishing. The summer is the best for big fish out on the main lake structure.

Where: We are located on the northeastern edge of Minnesota 100 miles north of Duluth near Ely. We fish the wild side of the Minnesota/Canadian border in an area set aside as canoe only wilderness. This area is known as The Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Canada's Quetico Park. It's big. You can spend your entire life fishing these fertile waters and it would be worth it. We can help.

How much: We can set you up with a weeks basic canoe trip for as little as $400 or our 5 day deluxe guided trip for two with one guide for around $1250. Please visit and check our rates or email us to get a price and answers to your questions. We offer trips of various durations but 3 days is a minimum to sample our area. If you're short on time but want to give us a try we can put you right in the action on a 3 day 4 night guided trip for $738 each for a group of 4.

Top water fly fishing in June and big main lake smallies in August

Special offer to new customers
on all our unguided smallmouth fishing packages. Gather eight of your fishing buddies, best customers or employees and you go free!

We have fished these waters for 42 years and the smallmouth bass fishing is better than ever. No live bait, barbless hooks and strict catch and release policies continues to protect this fishery.

John Herrick holds the fly rod world record smallmouth bass at 6 pounds 12 ounces and has landed many more over 7 pounds. Don't miss your best chance to catch a big smallie.

Great smallmouth fishing deal just $539 per person
Complete package: 5 days 4 nights outfitting including food,
2 nights lodging with meals at Moose Bay Lodge and motor boat shuttle to the Canadian permit station.

Read about our fast action remote smallmouth bass fishing trips in In-Fisherman magazine.

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Full service outfitter

35 years experience

Lots of big smallmouth

Great bang for your buck

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Since 1968

Smallmouth Trips
Moose Lake Outpost 697 Ely, MN 55731 Visa
or MasterCard 1-800-241-1975

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