Captain Josh is a licensed Coast Guard Captain and has been a professional Minnesota fishing guide for over 20 years. His extensive guiding time on the water takes him to some of the best fishing areas throughout the state. Some of his favorite areas include Mille Lacs Lake, Otter Tail Lake, Leech Lake, Gull Lake, Lake Koronis, Clearwater Lake, Alexandria area lakes, and the Richmond Chain of Lakes.
Whether it's Minnesota's famous Walleye (his specialty), acrobatic Smallmouth or Largemouth Bass, Panfish, hard hitting Northern Pike or monster Muskies--it's all up to you. A classic Minnesota guided fishing trip is waiting for you. Yes, Shore lunch is also available!
posted on November 29, 2013 14:35
I have been to Island View many times and have never been disappointed!
Its a historic 100 yr old resort with all of the modern amenities.
If you like "rustic" log cabins -- they have it, if you like a new cabin -- they have it, it you like a motel style room - -they have it.
A great restaurant with great food, a super dock system for your boat, a cozy bar for after the catch, and a perfect location on Rainy Lake with a really nice deck to chill on over looking the lake.
Everything is a quick walk from the cabin or lodge. Definitely more of a fisher persons / outdoors-mans resort though.
In other words, not really a place for people that are used to staying downtown at the Hyatt and getting waited on hand and foot.
The internet service works fine all over the property ( amazing given the terrain and location ), The walleye fishing is good--have never been skunked there. Scenery is awesome.
Service is fine. I stay all over the country on my fishing trips and Island View is a fine place to stay for the cost. If there is a problem, it is taken care of as soon as possible -- sometimes a wait, but who cares if your fishing.
The place is always packed to the gills, so get your reservations sooner than later!
I have been there at least 20 times, August and September are my favorite times to go there for what that's worth.
If your new to Island View, Lodge on Rainy Lake, I would hire a fishing guide for a 1/2 day and get a map -- its a big lake with a ton of structure for Walleye.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:14 PM
I have been to this lodge and it was a great experience.