Vermillion River Trophy Trout Trip
South Metro Twin Cities
Season: April - June (Spring) Late August - Mid October (Fall)


The Vermillion River has been designated by the state as more than 19 miles of trout stream including its tributaries. According to Trout Unlimited, it is the only world-class trout stream within a major metropolitan area in the United States. Limited access keeps this stream virtually untapped with low fishing pressure. Wide spread improvements have been made to the stream by state and local agencies as well as local sporting groups like Trout Unlimited, enhancing an already great chance at trophy fish. The Vermillion River has a quality population of self-sustaining brown trout and they get huge! Fish over 30 inches long have been caught! Portions throughout the stream are also being annually stocked with rainbow trout as well, adding a unique chance at another trout specie very close to home.

Our expertise, knowledge of the streams public access, and the combination of light fishing pressure on the Vermillion leaves a true opportunity for our clients at a chance to land a trophy brown! Let us guide you on a trout fishing adventure right here in your backyard not soon to be forgotten! Less than 30 miles from downtown St. Paul, 20 miles from the Mall of America, and less than 60 minutes from places like Elk River and Forest Lake, this exceptional trout fishing experience leaves you no reason not to take your chance!

Half Day Trip (4 hours) $140 per person*  (Group of 2) $250 

Full Day Trip (8 hours) $250 per person*  (Group of 2) $400

*Youth Package Deal: One youth under the age of 16 may accompany any paid client free of charge.

When it comes to trout and smallmouth bass fishing, I have more than 20 years of experience throughout the state of Minnesota, the Midwest, and Alaska. Our guided trips cater to individual clients needs and goals, and we specialize in trips for the beginner, youth and women, but anyone up to the veteran angler will get the very best we have. Whether, you're looking for a relaxing, fun filled day trying something new with your family, friends or business clients, or you’re looking to go hardcore at a chance at a trophy, Mahigan Outdoors can accommodate you, meeting and exceeding your expectations at an exceptional value!

Mississippi River Smallmouth Bass Wading Trip
Monticello Area
Season: October - February (winter months are weather dependent)


The Mississippi River running through the north central part of our state has been said by many to be one of the most premier smallmouth bass fisheries in the country. Mahigan Outdoors has created a specialized wading trip for the fall and winter months that takes advantage of the seasonal migration of these fish. This time of year the fishing is catch and release only, but catching 15-30 fish a day is the norm. At times we almost feel guilty for doing so, almost! We will guide you to the locations that these fish stack up in, provide the bait, and gear if necessary, and help you hold on! Come join us and see for yourself what the combination of fall fishing, river expertise, and special regulations can provide in world-class river habitat.

Just 38 miles from downtown Minneapolis, and less than 60 minutes from places like Forest Lake and Woodbury, this very special experience is available right in our backyard. Mahigan Outdoors will arrange with you a meeting place, special needs and accompany you for all aspects while on the river bank. We have several locations available to fish and can rely on these locations as needed to provide whatever experience you are looking for. Want off the beaten path, want it super easy or somewhere in between, we can make it happen. We specialize in trips for the beginner, youth and for women, but anyone looking for something new regardless of fishing experience will truly enjoy this trip.

4 Hour Trip $140 per person*


*Youth Package Deal: One youth under the age of 16 may accompany any paid client free of charge.

Mahigan Outdoors

“Mini Montana” Trout Adventure
Driftless Region Southeast MN
Season: January – October (winter months are weather dependent)


If you have a true sense of adventure, and are looking for a scenic Minnesota trout fishing location this is for you. Rush Creek in southeast MN is a stream we have fished nearly 20 years and where we learned to trout fish. Nearly every corner, every run, and every hole is etched into our minds. This trip requires some hiking into the valley where the creek is located. You don’t need to be an athlete to make this trip but you will work a bit. The hike is more than worth it as you are surrounded with the picturesque bluff country of the region, spring flowers in bloom, as well as numerous wildlife. The hike alone is a photographers dream. Rush Creek is known for producing numbers of fish, and many sizable ones as well. Action stays frantic most of the season and the backdrop is unrivaled. We call this place “Mini Montana” for a reason. It is easy to forget you are in Minnesota in this place!

We have fished this location for nearly 2 decades, our knowledge of the creek and how to fish it is unparalleled. The remoteness of this location leaves very light fishing pressure, and spending an entire day here and not seeing another fisherman is not uncommon. It also makes for very good odds of catching 20 to 30 fish a day! We have proven success on this water with youth and novice fisherman; we specialize in just this sort of thing! Let Mahigan Outdoors take you into one of the most beautiful places in the upper Midwest and expose you to some of the very best stream trout fishing that can be had anywhere in the region.

At just 2 hours from downtown Saint Paul, you can experience this unique trip all in a single day. Mahigan Outdoors will arrange everything for you, from a meeting location or transportation there, to a full days plan for hiking, picture taking, and of course fishing. Our “Mini Montana” adventure is nearly tailor made for the whole family. This is a very special trip, and a true adventure. We are certain that you will come away from this trip amazed!

Full Day Trip $250 per person*
Group Full Day $400 (2 persons)*

Group Full Day $450 (3 persons)*

Family Full Day (Please contact us for arrangements and pricing for 4 or more persons)

*Youth Package Deal: One youth under the age of 16 may accompany any paid client at $75.