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Paul Hartman’s Fishing Guide Service

April 5, 2023 by Becky Petersen

Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike, Bass … you name it!

Lake Mille Lacs, a premier 132,500-acre fishing lake, is home to a wide variety of fish species, including walleye, muskie, northern pike, and bass.  With over 30 years experience as a professional Minnesota fishing guide, Paul has a huge passion for fishing, guiding and tournament angling. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a beginner, he is eager to help you find the best fishing spots Mille Lacs has to offer, coach you on techniques to catch every fish possible and have fun on the water!

When fishing with Paul, you can expect the very best fishing experience, featuring:

  • Full and half day trips
  • Top notch fishing gear, everything needed to catch fish
  • Tournament class boat, fresh bait, and gas
  • 2 anglers, providing ample room for everyone
  • Departure/return – Izaty’s Resort marina
  • Complimentary fish cleaning/packaging
  • Lunch or dinner option at a restaurant on the lake
  • Fully insured
  • CPR/first aid certified


Half Day 5 hours – start time based on type of fish 2 anglers $275*
Full Day 10 hours – 8 am to 5 pm 2 anglers $450*

*Rates quoted are independent of OURZATYS vacation home rental.

Catch and Release

Paul recommends the “Catch, Photo and Release” strategy most anglers follow today. If you do catch a trophy fish, we can set you up with a taxidermist to have a replica made of your prize fish. If you do keep any fish, please be aware that Minnesota has specific laws regarding how many fish you can keep for each species.

Minnesota Fishing License

Everyone 16-89 years of age will need a current Minnesota fishing license. Purchase a resident 24-hour angling fishing license if you live in Minnesota and a 24-hour angling non-resident fishing license if you live out of state. Ways to purchase a fishing license include:

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy requires at least 14 days advance notice for a full refund. Trips canceled within 14 days of the trip will be charged 50% of the cost of the trip. Trips canceled within 48 hours of the trip will be charged the full amount of the trip. Safety is important to us, therefore weather cancellations are at the guide’s discretion.

Fishing Guide Reservation Form

Use the reservation form below to tell us what you have in mind. Paul will get back to you shortly to confirm availability, pricing and other details.

Let Paul worry about the boat, the tackle and the fish so you can sit back and enjoy your surroundings and have a great time on Lake Mille Lacs.