We have a number of guides that work for the Ely Fishing Guide Company.  They are the best of the best!  You feel like your in the right boat when you spend a day with our guides. Our guides have a combined total of over 35 years of actual professional guiding experience in the Ely area and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).  Our guides fish as a team, this is a unique advantage for our customers.  You not only get to experiance the knowledge and skill of your guide, but all of the guides combined!  We are able to keep our customers on fish by sharing information on fish locations.  All of our guides are insured and licensed to operate in the BWCAW by the U.S. Forest Service.  We set the standard for the most knowledgeable and professional guides in the area.



Rob Nelson, Guide/Owner -

Rob Nelson is the owner of the Ely Fishing Guide Company.  Rob has been guiding fishing trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Ely, MN area for 17 years.  Rob has a passion for fishing, especially in the Ely area.  Rob is a year round full time guide. He guides fishing trips in Ely, MN in the summer months. In the fall he is the owner and guide of Rob Nelsons South Dakota Pheasant Hunts, a pheasant hunting guide service in Iroquois, South Dakota.  He spends his winter months guiding ice fishing trips in the Ely area. Rob lives in Ely, MN with his wife Ginny and daughters Siiri and Sadie.  He truly believes he has the best job in the world. People and fishing are two things you have to love in order to be a successful guide.  Well, Rob loves them both! He prides himself in the number of repeat customers.  In this business, that says it all!!


Captain Eli Hill, Guide -

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You know you're in the right, qualified and experienced hands when fishing with Eli Hill.  Eli has acquired his United States Coast Guard Captains license.  He has been fishing in the BWCAW area his whole life.  Fishing is his life and he does it well.  When you fish with Eli, you will have plenty of laughs as well as fish in your boat. During the school year Eli spends his time as an Industrial Tech teacher. This allows him time for his true passion in the summer months, fishing.  Eli has been a professional guide in Ely, MN and the BWCAW for 15 years.  He spends every chance he gets in the pursuit of fish



Mike Stark, Guide -

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Mike Stark has been a guide in the Ely, MN area and the BWCAW for 7 years.  Mike is a very good fisherman as well as a very qualified guide.  Mike has extensive guide training in his previous job at the Outward Bound base here in Ely, MN. Mike guides canoe and sled dog trips in the BWCAW and is a certified Wilderness First Responder. He is now a full time year round fishing guide.  In the summer, Mike's real passion, is putting customers on big walleyes.

- Cory Peterson, Guide -

 Cory is a lifelong resident of Minnesota and he has lived in the Ely area for 13 years.  His true passion is for lthe outdoors, especially when it comes to fishing!  He is a very talented fisherman and he can target any species, but his true love is the walleye. Over the years he has built up a solid knowledge base of tips and tricks to put fish in the boat. Cory has previously worked eight seasons with the US Forest Service where he spent a lot of his time in the BWCAW.  When he is not hunting or fishing you can find him working on his homestead which includes a timber frame garage and a cordwood house that he built. Nothing makes Cory happier than being out on the water fishing and sharing that passion with others.  

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