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MN Fishing Pros - Lake Winnibigoshish and Beyond

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Jeff Skelly - Professional Fishing Guide

Let Pro Guide Jeff Skelly Improve Your Angling Skills

Phone: (218) 246-8086   ||   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grand Rapids, Deer River and surrounding areas

Jeff Skelly of Fins to Feather Guide Service will tell you that he has been blessed to have been born and raised in Northern Minnesota. His love of fishing and hunting stems from his parents’ love of the outdoors. From a very young age Jeff has pursued sport fishing and hunting and feels fortunate to have been able to turn his passion for the outdoors into a full-time career.

How about a trophy Smallmouth Bass


Guide Information

Jeff "Cubby" Skelly
Fins to Feather Guide Service
32218 County Road 143
Deer River, MN  56636
Phone: (218) 246-8086

Professional Guide Since: 1985

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Professional fishing guide Jeff Skelly with walleye
Walleye Fishing on Lake Winnibigoshish

Jeff is a multi-species angler who specializes in walleye fishing but loves to fish muskie, bass, northern pike and panfish as well. He’s on the water every day from May through September which gives him an in-depth knowledge of area lakes as well as the experience to get his clients “on the fish.”

Jeff Skelly professional fishing guide crappie
Fish a wide variety of species

While Jeff enjoys providing a fun fishing experience for people – his biggest enjoyment comes from helping people become better anglers. He generously shares his expertise on successful techniques, bait presentation, fish behaviors and areas to fish so that you will be a more productive fisherman after his day with you has ended.


Jeff Skelly professional fishing guide walleye
We had a blast in the soaking rain catching one walleye after another. Thank you for teaching us the "Cubby" knot (that's what we call it), your tips and guidance during our two days with you. The best part of the trip was watching Lea catch that huge walleye not realizing there was a slot size limit. The look on her face when you released it back was priceless... We have never been to Minnesota to fish, but plan to return to fish with you next year. Thanks again Cubby for a very memorable, fun and exciting two days.
Take Care & Happy Fishing......
Larry & Lea F June 4, 2014

Professional fishing guide Jeff Skelly with fishing group
Fishing with families

Jeff enjoys guiding individuals as well as groups of anglers. He feels that the biggest reason for his success as a professional fishing guide is his affiliation with the outstanding guides that make up Minnesota Fishing Pros.

Jeff Skelly Lund boat and Mercury motor
Jeff Skelly is sponsored by Lund boats and Mercury motors

While on the lake with Jeff you’ll enjoy fishing from his 2019 Lund 2075 Pro Guide boat with Mercury Pro XS motor. He provides quality equipment, life jackets, fuel, and bait and tackle. You need only bring your valid MN fishing license, rain and/or cold weather gear, camera, and food and beverage. Feel free to bring your own fishing tackle if you prefer.  

Meet Jeff "Cubby" Skelly

Watercraft Used: 2019 model year Lund 2075 Pro Guide with a 150 HP Mercury Pro XS motor.

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Watercraft Used: 2014 model year Lund Pro Guide with a 150 HP Mercury 4 Stroke.

MN Fishing Pro guide Jeff Skelly with his Lund Pro Guide boat

Fishing Articles by Jeff "Cubby" Skelly

Fishing 411

2024 Fishing Opener Dates

Walleye & Northern Pike - May 11, 2024
Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass - May 11, 2024
Muskie - June 1, 2024

MN DNR Fishing Regulation Handbook - 2024

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Minnesota Fishing Vacations

We can help you plan a memorable Minnesota Fishing Vacation with a professionally-guided fishing trip on any of the hundreds of lakes in Northcentral Minnesota, including Lake Winnie.

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