How long are Brainerd fishing charters?
Royal offers 2, 4, 6, and 8-hour-long fishing charters in the Brainerd Lakes area. These times are based on water time. Travel time to the lake is not included when you are picked up at the hotel by your Brainerd fishing guide.
How many people can fish in one boat?
All of Royal's Brainerd fishing guides run large guide boats that will comfortably fish three clients plus the guide. Some guide boats can handle four to five people with advanced notice. We can also organize multiple boat outings for corporate groups with up to thirty people.
Where do you pick up and drop off clients?
Our home base is located at Cragun's boat marina on Gull Lake but we can also arrange our Brainerd fishing guides to pick up anywhere in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Our professional fishing guides can meet you at your dock, resort, or hotel.
What happening if it rains?
Royal's Brainerd fishing guides will make the call. They don't like fishing in downpours any more than you. Fishing is about having fun, not survival. We want to see return customers. Please have a cellphone available the morning of the trip so your Brainerd fishing guide may contact you.
Do I need a Minnesota fishing license with a fishing guide?
Yes, valid Minnesota fishing licenses are required on all Brainerd fishing charters. Minnesota fishing licenses can be purchased online with the MN DNR web site, by calling1-888-MNLICEN(665-4236), or any local Brainerd bait shop. One day resident fishing licenses cost $10.00. One day non-resident licenses cost $12.00.
Are there any lakeside restaurants to stop at?
Yes. Gull Lake, North Long, and the Whitefish Chain have several nice lakeside restaurants. Your fishing guide will be happy to recommend one or two. These provide great places to stop for a break or have a bite to eat when fishing on a six or eight-hour fishing charter in Brainerd, Minnesota.
What fishing gear do I need to bring?
Brainerd fishing guides will provide everything necessary for a great day of fishing. This includes all rods, reels, tackle, bait, life jackets, etc. You are welcome to bring a favorite fishing rod if you wish; however, it is not necessary.
What should I bring with me?
Please wear layers of seasonal clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Minnesota fishing licenses are required for all those intending to fish. You are welcome to bring any beverages and snacks of your liking. Adult beverages are allowed within reason. Please bring an extra cooler if planning to keep fish. Royal's Brainerd fishing guides will clean your fish and package them too.
Do I need a deposit and how do I make payment?
No deposit is required. Payment can be made to your Brainerd fishing guide at the end of the fishing trip. They accept checks, cash, or major credit cards. All fishing guides carry a Square credit card reader for your convenience.