Whether you want to spend your days fishing from one of our high quality fishing boats or from a canoe in the Boundary Waters and Quetico wilderness, we can accommodate you. Fishing the BWCA and Quetico will make you feel like a pro no matter what your level of fishing experience. Everybody can catch fish here. Start your canoe country adventure at Williams and Hall Outfitters for an incredible BWCA fishing experience

Boundary Waters Fishing is Some of the Finest Freshwater Fishing in the World

Boundary Waters fishing offers some of the freshwater fishing in the world.  Key fish species include bass, walleye, pike and lake trout.  And the fishing is in an unspoiled wilderness setting.

Lodge-Based BWCA Fishing Adventures

Imagine a place where you get up every morning, have a great breakfast, walk to your boat at the dock and head out for a day on some of the best waters in the North America. That place is Williams and Hall Boundary Waters Outfitters. Our Lodge-based fishing adventures include great accommodations, great boats that we’ve converted to new injection style motors using less fuel and of course great food. If you like, you can bring your own boat.

Wilderness BWCA Fishing Adventures

The fact that these waters must be fished by canoe means that for all intents and purposes, the order of the day is catch and release. Sure fisherman may keep a few for the frying pan, but practically speaking it would be very difficult to refrigerate fish all week with the idea of taking them home. Additionally, who wants to carry fish across the portages all week. These facts of canoe fishing lead to the two main characteristics of Boundary Waters Fishing:

  1. There are a lot of fish.
  2. There are a lot of big fish.

Basically, there are two ways to approach fishing in the Boundary Waters. First, you can do it on your own. Or second, we can set you up with a great fishing guide.  Either way we have everything you need for great fishing trip. We will be happy to assist in any way possible. Remember, in order to maximize your trip, book early and get appropriate permits for the Moose Lake chain and Basswood Lake!

Boundary waters fishing Tackle and fishing reports

Our Shop and Expert Advice

Whether your adventure is lodge-based or a boundary waters or Quetico wilderness excursion, you can take advantage of our experts for tips and advice, suggestions, and tackle shop. We keep no secrets, and spare no effort in helping our guests enjoy a terrific Boundary Waters experience. We stock the best lures, gear and live bait. And Dave Sebesta knows Boundary Waters and Quetico like few others. Dave runs our shop and will fill you in on the latest information. We have the advantage of having our customers report to us every day as they come in from their adventures.

Can I Do OK On My Own?

YES!!!! We exist to help you be successful. And we have very experienced fisherman on our staff that can answer all your questions and point you in the right direction. We can help you know where to fish on the canoe route that you have chosen. Additionally, we have a complete tackle and bait shop that can set you up with what is working in our area. We make sure the prices are competitive and fair on all our products. Most of our customers fish on their own.

BWCA Fishing Guides

Should you desire the services of a professional Guide, either for a day or for your entire trip, we have several reputable guides we can recommend. Let us know and we will “hook” you up.

Book now for Your Next Boundary Waters Fishing Adventure

If you need help making a reservation or have questions with any of the above areas for planning your trip Contact our lodge in Ely Minnesota or call 218.365.5837. Also, check out our archive of Newsletters for great tips and wilderness advice. Our Gallery can also give you a sense of the beauty of the Boundary Waters and Quetico.