Boundary Waters Fishing


Memorable fishing adventures. No trip to Northern Minnesota and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is complete without considering BWCA fishing as a focus of your trip. River Point Outfitting Company, your Boundary Waters outfitter, offers a number of choices for Boundary Waters fishing trips to make a superb wilderness fishing trip-one to remember for years to come.

Some say the Boundary Waters provides some of the world’s best fishing lakes and rivers, many waiting to be discovered, making a Boundary Waters fishing trip a true adventure. There are unparalleled fishing opportunities found here for your BWCA fishing trip. Fish the Wild Side



Spring offers the newly budded trees set against a backdrop of deep green pine and streams and rivers swelled by the freshly melted snows filled with hungry fish. These waters are literally teaming with golden walleye, feisty small mouth bass, huge northern pike, lake trout, and plate-sized crappies making for some outstanding Boundary Waters fishing.

Historically, the best fishing month Up North is June. Some of the world’s best fresh water fishing lies in the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. You will enjoy the most gorgeous scenery in Minnesota at the same time. The cool, clean waters are teeming with trophy size fish, as well as the “perfect-size eaters.” Truly, Boundary Waters fishing is an angler’s (or a fly-fisher-person’s) paradise! Let’s go on a BWCA fishing trip!


Summer and fall Boundary Waters fishing trips can be equally fish-abundant offering excellent fishing opportunities through-out canoeing season. Fresh fish sizzling in the fry pan is great no matter what the season. Sometimes, the greatest catch comes in the summer or fall. If a Boundary Waters fishing trip is your wish, let River Point put you on the best lakes and rivers for the highest success rate for Boundary Waters fishing.

Check out the fine completely outfitted packages below for your Boundary Waters fishing trips:



Boundary Waters Fishing:  It’s hard to put into words the thrill of landing a mouth-watering walleye, enduring a challenging fight with a northern pike, matching wits with a scrappy small mouth bass, or netting a huge lake trout. If you are an avid angler, the possibility of enjoying these and other species, such as crappies, bluegills, stream trout, and large mouth bass, await you on your fabulous Boundary Waters fishing trip.

Nothing can describe the aroma and taste of fresh fish sizzling in the frying pan, and some of the very best lakes for catching them are those set aside just for canoe travel. So if you are into fishing, the Boundary Waters BWCA may be just the place for you.

Catch and Release…Or, Eat 


The idea of a base camp fishing trip retreat is just that — to get away from the beaten track, “Paddle the Quiet Side®”, and tackle some great North Country fishing. The Boundary Waters fishing base camp is for the more serious fisher person that wishes to set up camp one time and spend the remainder of the time on day trips fishing for the numerous species offered in the BWCA.

If your entry point is for EP#32, south Kawishiwi River, you may choose to paddle right into the BWCA via river  from River Point’s headquarters, or a River Point van will transport you directly to EP#32, or any another entry point that was selected as the start point for your Boundary Waters fishing trip.  Either way, in a matter of just a few hours you will be wetting your line with anticipation for that first mouth-watering meal of fresh fish!

Once your Boundary Waters fishing camp is established daily excursions from it to other areas of the lake or to different lakes may be an option. The base camp plan works well for the serious fisher-person as well as others who wish to “stay in one spot” while enjoying other outdoor activities, such as wildlife viewing, photography, or just plain relaxing!

Let the expert Trip Routing and Orientation staff help plan your base camp Boundary Waters fishing experience when you arrive at River Point.

MN DNR Fishing Information


River Point Outfitting Co.’s Boundary Waters fishing guides are experienced and congenial. Your trip need not be fishing focused to have a guide, but guided fishing trips make for fantastic “wilderness memories.”

 Your River Point guides will share his knowledge of different rods, angling and fly-fishing techniques, presentations, and much more. Be prepared for exciting fishing and a superb amount of old-fashioned FUN! Catch and Release is practiced, but plan on delicious fish fries back at the campsite, too. If you have not done a BWCA fishing trip before, or even if you have, and would like the help and expertise a fishing guide can offer for your next trip, then one of River Point Outfitting Co.’s BWCA fishing guides will show you how to enjoy your experience…the tough parts and the easy parts!

River Point’s guides provide personalized service to all skill and interest levels, tailoring a guided fishing trip to meet your needs. A wilderness guide experienced in canoeing, camping, and fishing, while not essential, can greatly enhance a canoe trip. Boundary Waters fishing guides know about the history of the area, the wildlife, the species of fish, and the fishing spots, and they know how to best take care of you.



The Boundary Waters fishing guide takes care of many details of your adventure, from filleting the fish, to cooking delicious meals, to teaching you paddling techniques. River Point fishing guides are specialists in what they do: part outfitter, part historian, part naturalist, and resident navigator, plus they have a genuine love for canoe camping and the great outdoors. But, remember, you will want to learn “the ways of the wilderness”, so always pitch in to help, and while you are helping your guide, you will be learning all the tips for your next BWCA fishing trip.

Experience remote BWCA fishing? How do you get to the exact right lake, and that perfect fishing hole?

Answer: A River Point Guide!

With a guide, you will learn the “ways of the wilderness” and have a great time doing it.


2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons 7 Persons 8 Persons
3  Days $905 $730 $640 $600 $555 $530 $510
4 Days $1210 $975 $860 $790 $745 $710 $685
5 Days $1515 $1125 $1075 $990 $930 $890 $855

Rates Include:

  • Guide Expertise
  • Fully outfitted Comfort Plus Package™ with the lightest Kevlar canoes, backrest canoe/camp chairs, upgraded pack sacks, Nemo state-of-the art sleep pads, comfy pillows, water purification system, Seal Line waterproof stuff sacks, and all other canoeing and camping equipment, maps, and fine trail food
  • Safe Van Transport to and from Entry/Exit point, unless paddling back to River Point via the South Kawishiwi River
  • Parking for your vehicles in a safe, onsite parking lot
  • Showers before and after your trip in private fully custom ceramic showers beautifully appointed

Nonrefundable Deposit: $250/person

MN Fishing License, Bait, Tackle, Small van transport gas surcharge, Guide Gratuity, USFS Permit & User Fees are additional. Guests are not required to pay Minnesota sales tax on professionally guided trips.

Please Note:

  • Minimum of 2 persons; maximum of 8 persons
  • Maximum length of guided trips offered is 6 days, 5 nights
  • Any discount, including the 5% Senior Citizen Discount (age 63+), does not apply on guided trips.
  • Pets are not allowed on guided canoe trips.
  • A child, age 5 & under, when accompanied by a paying parent or legal guardian (minimum of two adults in the party) is not free on  completely outfitted trips that have a guide. The “5 & under free” option applies to self-guided canoe trips.
  • Rates subject to change

To better prepare for your Boundary Waters Fishing Trips, make certain that you also secure:

Lodging the night prior to the trip

  1. Bunkhouses at $21 per person (minimum $63 applies/night)
  2. For higher comfort, select a lovely and spacious Chalet
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