Baxter Fishing Guide Service in Detroit Lakes Minnesota
Baxter Fishing Guide Service in Detroit Lakes Minnesota

Baxstar Fishing Guide Service

Detroit Lakes Minnesota Fishing Guides

Baxstar Fishing Guide Service

Detroit Lakes Minnesota Fishing Guides

Welcome to Baxstar Fishing Guide Service. Baxstar is based out of Detroit Lakes, MN and is owned by fishing guide Brady Baxter, recipient of the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame’s Master Angler award. Serving Becker, Clay and Otter Tail Counties in Minnesota, Brady works hard to help clients catch BIG fish they can tell stories about! Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Muskie, and Crappie services available. Contact Brady today to plan your next fishing adventure!

Situated in the heart of Minnesota’s lake country, Baxstar Fishing has become a symbol in Detroit Lakes and the greater fishing community. The Baxstar Fishing guide service travels to many lakes in Clay, Becker, and Otter Tail Counties in Minnesota. Baxstar takes pride in providing the best customer experience in the industry.

Fishing Guide Service for:Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Muskie, and Crappie. All charters include rod, reel, bait, and tackle.

Who needs a fishing license in Minnesota? Any resident of Minnesota age 16–90 is required to carry a valid permit when fishing. Children under 16 and seniors over 90 who live in Minnesota can fish without a license. If you’re from out of state, however, you will need a license if you’re over 16 without exception.

Other Things You Need to Bring for the Trip: We recommend you bring a lunch and drinks, small cooler, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and current Minnesota fishing license for the trip.

Lund 19′ Fisherman Fiberglass Boat
Enjoy your summer trip in the comfort of Brady’s spacious Lund 19′ Fisherman fiberglass boat. There is room for up to 4 fisherman and Brady on the boat, so bring your friends! Don’t forget to bring ice and refreshments to put in one of the coolers onboard.

Award Winning Detroit Lakes Fishing Guide Brady Baxter: Brady has been fishing on Minnesota’s lakes for 30 years and he has guided for the past 8 years. He has been awarded the prestigious Master Angler Award by the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame 2 times. Clients consistently enjoy their time on the with Brady, and in addition to fishing guide services, Brady’s fishing expertise and his background in education afford his clients the best possible experience on the water.

Location: Address: 511 Richwood Rd, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 | Tel: (701) 261-3703 | Baxter Fishing Guide Service Website | E-mail: |

When you fish with Baxstar, you are fishing with one of the best anglers in the State of Minnesota! Baxstar Owner, and fishing guide Brady Baxter is recognized as a Master Angler by the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame. Brady was honored to receive the award for not one, but TWO fish- a 29″ Walleye and a 51″ Musky.

No-Contact Fishing Guide Services – Just Looking for a Plan?
Clients typically call Baxstar with a fish species or a lake in mind. They just need guidance to help them reach their goals. Baxstar provides each client with a customized plan to catch fish, including where to go, what time is right, and what to use. We even send GPS locations of fishing hot spots. Contact Baxstar today to see how we can improve your experience during your next fishing trip.

Baxstar offers “No Contact Fishing Guide Services” to those concerned with COVID-19. Additionally, Brady is a former lifeguard and has been awarded his First Aid, CPR, and AED certification from the American Red Cross. His boat has been carefully inspected, with easily available life jackets & fire extinguishers.

Fishing Lessons in Detroit Lakes
Baxstar Fishing lessons are guaranteed to improve your angling skills. Brady has been a teacher for 9 years, and he is a volunteer boat captain for the Detroit Lakes Fishing team. He will use his teaching skills to help you learn how to fish. A few hours with Brady can change the way you fish forever. One of his favorite activities is volunteering as a boat captain for the Detroit Lakes High School Fishing Team. He loves to see young anglers grow! As a teacher, Brady is a lifelong learner. He applies this pursuit of knowledge to fishing and fishing lessons, and never stops growing as an angler.

Individual and group lessons are available and all ages are welcome. Lessons are conducted from shore, in Brady’s Boat, or in the comfort of your own boat. You can choose the time and place, or Brady will help you select the location that is right for your needs.

Detroit Lakes Ice Fishing
Detroit Lakes area fishing is a year-round activity. Minnesotans don’s let a little thing like winter stop their angling. Baxstar Fishing Guide Service deploys portable fish houses in many shapes and sizes to meet clients’ needs. All portable ice house trips include propane heaters. Baxstar works with local partners* to give clients more winter options, such as Ice Castle Rentals (trailers) and Ice Castle transportation services. “Ice Castle” amenitites include: kitchen, satellite tv, beds, toilet and shower.

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The Detroit Lakes area abounds with beautiful parks, lakes, rivers, hiking & biking trails and more . . .
Detroit Lakes, Becker County, and the surrounding area offers so many recreational and outdoor activities that it is difficult to fit them into one visit. With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, and with beautiful rivers and streams (not to mention the Mississippi Headwaters), many parks and trails have been created to provide public access.

Parks, such as the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, provide cross-country and snow mobiling trails in the winter– and even more trails for hiking and biking during the spring, summer and fall months.

You can also enjoy the natural beauty from your car. The Lake Country Scenic Byway is an 88-mile corridor that follows Highways 34 and 71. Along its route, the Byway uniquely spans three different types of geographic terrain.
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Lakefront Hotels In Detroit Lakes

About The Lodge on Lake Detroit & The Spa Within
Our Detroit Lakes Minnesota lake resort is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy brilliant sunsets and memorable nights on Big Lake Detroit. Nestled in a lovely tree-filled setting on a private 550 foot wide sandy beach, you’ll find the latest hotel style and amenities. The Lodge is independently owned and operated by Holland Hospitality, Inc., now in its third generation of providing excellence in hospitality.

With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, we stand out among other lodging choices in Detroit Lakes, MN. For couples or family getaways, we offer a variety of rooms and suites with king, queen or two queen beds. Our free hot breakfast (currently using Grab & Go Bags while Covid precautions are in place), free local calls, indoor heated pool and fitness center make the hotel a great place to recharge between enjoying Detroit Lakes attractions and activities. View hotel detail.

All rooms feature lakefront views, free Wi-Fi and wired internet, flat-screen TVs with extended channels. Rooms are equipped with mini-frige, microwaves, and coffee makers and are pet and smoke free. View accommodation detail.

Detroit Lakes Day Spa: The Spa Within at The Lodge offers an extensive menu of select spa treatment services, many of which are signature treatments exclusive to this spa. These revitalizing treatments include the use of warm and cold basalt stones for face and body, and a variety of facials and massage therapies that are sure to induce a state of deep relaxation.

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Your Guide to Year-Round Detroit Lakes Recreation & Fun!

With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, Detroit Lakes lives up to its reputation as a great place for year-round outdoor activities. Whether your activity choice is in, on or below the water (or even on land) Detroit Lakes offers a great variety of things to do for your entire family.


There’s a lot going on at The Lodge year round. Be sure to subscribe to our eNews and keep an eye on our Facebook page to keep up with live musical events (Live at The Lodge), Summer Thursdays, Wine Tastings, Murder Mystery Events, Girlfriend Getaways, and so more.

“Perfect spot for Business Meetings with time to Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with your clients. Want a Perfect spot for your next Business Meeting, a Group Meeting and or small conferences with time to Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with your clients. Great hospitality welcomes you to The LODGE on Lake Detroit with friendly customer service, outstanding lodging environment from the comfort of your room to the sounds of the Minnesota Loons on Lake Detroit. A great selection of restaurants and golf courses are just minutes away. Close to the downtown area, great location for fishing, and all seasonal things to do and events for all to enjoy year-around in the Detroit Lakes area.”


“We enjoyed our stay at The Lodge in Detroit Lakes, Mn. The staff was very helpful and very friendly. We stayed in the Resort Room adjoining to the Retreat Room. It was very nice for our family so we could have access to each others room and to have use of a Kitchen. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and our son was participating in the Pine to Palm Tournament. Nice location to golf course & downtown. The rooms were clean and the amenities of having a dock for our boat and use of paddle boat & Kayakes was especially nice. We enjoyed the complementary breakfast; especially the waffles and pancakes.  The Ice water cooler was very refreshing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Lodge & will be back on any future trips to the Detroit Lakes area.”


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