Fishing Guides

While fishing on Pelican Lake is fantastic and many people like the challenge of exploring and finding fishing spots, some prefer to come up and spend a day or two on the water with a guide showing them tricks to our lake. We have 3 guides we recommend, find out more about them below. Feel free to contact us directly to set up a day on the lake with a fishing guide.

Local fishing guide with large bass caught on Pelican Lake

Dale Luginbill

Dale is an avid fisherman who specializes in bass fishing. Dale is easy to get along with and works hard to make sure you catch fish and have a great time. He knows how to fish fallen timber, weeds, rock piles and surface lures. I’ve personally fished with Dale and can highly recommend him. His rate is $400 a day for 1-2 people in his boat. You can read about my experience fishing with Dale here-https://birchforestlodge.com/august-bass-fishing/.

Minnesota fishing guide

Butch Furtman

Butch moved up to Pelican Lake about 7 years ago because he found himself traveling up here regularly to fish. He has been accepted into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame and also hosts his own tv show on fishing. Butch uses his own boat and can take 2-3 people in the boat with him. He charges $400 a day for guiding. I had an opportunity to go out fishing with Butch last September and we enjoyed catching several 5 pound bass and Smallies. In our blog you can read about our day on the water.