Fishing Guide Service

Welcome to Josh Douglas Fishing Guide Service located on the doorstep of Minnesota’s north country, just off the shores of the heavyweight smallmouth bass factory, Lake Mille Lacs. I work tirelessly to provide my clients with an upscale and unforgettable days on the water. I offer not only an exceptional fishing adventure but more importantly, teach you the fundamentals for continued fishing success. I fish out of a brand new 20ft. Phoenix bass boat equipped with an Evinrude 250 and provide only the best Daiwa equipment and high-end tackle for my guests. I specialize in smallmouth and largemouth bass outings and am more than willing to arrange for group and corporate outings alike.


Lake Mille Lacs

Mille Lacs Lake is located at the doorstep of the North Country and has earned it’s reputation as a world class smallmouth factory. You’ll be amazed by the unbelievable amount of trophy size smallmouth bass that lurk the rocky reefs that litter this Minnesota jewel. Non stop smallie jumping action makes Mille Lacs a bucket list lake for any bass angler seeking their smallie thrill of a lifetime.

Mille Lacs Rates

  • Full Day – (8 Hours) Two people maximum – $500

Please contact me for group rates, corporate outings, gift certificates, or any special needs or requests that you may have.


I work with some of Lake Mille Lacs best resorts and can offer anyone looking for quality lodging a discounted rate at these fine resorts.

Lake Minnetonka

Whether your goal is flipping for giant largemouths or sticking football sized smallmouth, guiding bass fishing trips on Lake Minnetonka is what started it all for me. My never-ending love for bass fishing coupled with a hospitality background set the stage for some of the best days on the water I could have ever imagined. ranks Lake Minnetonka or Tonka, as us locals refer to her, as the 7th best bass lake in the country and of all the bodies of water I’ve fished across the nation, it still ranks as one of my personal favorites.

The largemouth bass population is incredible on Tonka, as well as the booming population of healthy smallmouth bass. How we catch them depends on the time of year but versatility is the key to success here as this lake offers every kind of fishing scenario imaginable for the ambitious angler.

Aside from Minnetonka, there is also some great fishing to be had throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul area such as the Mississippi River, Rum River and other smaller lakes that when the bite gets hot, rivals in other lake in the country pound for pound.

Lake Minnetonka Rates

  • Full Day – (8 Hours) Two people maximum – $500

Please contact me for group rates, multi day trips, corporate outings, gift certificates, or any special needs or requests that you may have.

Guide Trip and Electronics Training Combo Package

Aside from guide trips, I also provide anglers with my On-Water Electronics Training. I now offer a combo package of both my On-Water Electronics Training combined with a full day of fishing! The ultimate learning experiance!

  • Full Day – (8 Hours) Two people maximum – $600

Photography Package INCLUDED

The fight of a fish happens in a flash, but the memory can last a lifetime.

My ambition is to make sure my clients not only catch fish, but also help them create memories to last a lifetime. Included in all my guided trips will be a professional photo shoot assuring you’ll remember our day on the water for the rest of your life.

What to Bring

  • Valid State Issued fishing License
  • Clothes for the weather (sunscreen, rain gear, winter jacket, ect.)
  • Lunch, snacks, beverages (I’ll provide a Engel Cooler loaded with ice)

What We Provide

  • Phoenix 920 Pro XP Bass Boat with a Evinrude G2 250 Etec
  • High end Daiwa rods and reels, as well as top of the line tackle
  • Lifejackets
  • Camera
  • A day to remember!

Contact Me

Contact me today to book your next adventure! I look forward to fishing with you! Feel free to download a pdf version of my brochure. (coming soon!)