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.
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.”
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 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.
While on the lake with Jeff you’ll enjoy fishing from his 18.5' Alumacraft boat with 90hp Honda 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 (if you aren't planning on having him cook a delicious shorelunch). Feel free to bring your own fishing tackle if you prefer.
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
I would like to thank Jeff Skelly and the other guides to reccomended him on a muski guide fishing trip on Moose lake in Sept 2012.
We were shown and fished the spots were fish should be. Jeff got me and a friend on to the muskies, had seven follows and two hits. It was an excellant day for just a half day trip. Jeff then told me to fish another spot that we did not fish. Later in the afternoon the wife and I went over to that spot to see if we could get a muskie to follow. Using a Butcher bucktail I had one follow, then the next cast the muskie hit the bucktail on a figure 8. Got the muskie in and it was 46 inches and 26 pounds, and released.
Jeff's tips also helped with four more follows over the next few days. Jeff if you need you can use this for your customer reviews.
Thanks, Jerod Lynch
January 21, 2013
Thank you for the excellent fishing trip last week. Not only did we catch our limit with you, but we learned several new techniques that we used to improve our fishing the rest of the week. Having access to a professional guide like you that put us on the fish and teaches us the secrets of the lakes up there is exactly what we've been missing in past years' trips. We're already thinking about our return trip next year. You'll be getting a call!
Dad, Alex, and I went fishing tonight. We caught 7 total. My big one is 29" and dad's was 26.75". Leech and Lindy rig. Alex caught a 18" walleye and broke off another. The other fish were 19' to 22'.
We had lots of fun.
2017 Guided Fishing Trip Rates
|Number of Anglers||Full Day Trip
8am - 4pm
|Half Day Trip
8am - 12noon
|1 - 2 people||$400||$330|
|Tag Boats||$150 per boat|
|Shore Lunch or Shore Dinner||$35 per boat|
Fish cleaning and packaging at the end of your guided trip is included in the trip price.
Rates for a full day or half day guided fishing trip are reasonable and include bait, fish cleaning and packaging services as well as use of pro's boat, fuel, fishing equipment and safety gear. Clients need only bring their valid Minnesota fishing license, rain and/or cold weather gear and food & beverage.
Fishing trips may end sooner if the limit of fish is caught. A $100 deposit ($100 per boat for group trips) is required to hold your reservation for a guided fishing trip with a MN Fishing Pro. Please send check or money order to the guide with whom you have booked your trip. The date of your full or half day fishing trip is not guaranteed until your deposit is received.
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Watercraft Used: 2014 model year Lund Pro Guide with a 150 HP Mercury 4 Stroke.
Professional Guide Since: 1985
Walleye & Northern Pike - May 12, 2018
Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass - May 12, 2018
Muskie - June 2, 2018
Charlie Worrath talks early season walleye for the television program Jason Mitchell Outdoors on Lake Winnibigoshish in northern Minnesota. (watch the video)
Jason Boser appearing on an episode for the television program Jason Mitchell Outdoors on Lake Winnibigoshish in northern Minnesota. (watch the video)
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