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Brad Hawthorne: Expert Fishing Guide for Mille Lacs Lake in Central Minnesota and Beyond

Looking for the ultimate fishing experience in Minnesota? Look no further than Brad Hawthorne, the full-time fishing guide who has made a name for himself on the waters of Mille Lacs Lake and beyond.

Brad Hawthorne, owner of Hawthorne's Guide Service has been guiding for over a decade and has established himself as one of the most respected anglers in the area. With his years of experience on Mille Lacs lake and the surrounding waterways, he has a wealth of knowledge to share with his clients. Brad's warm, courteous, friendly, and fun attitude make him the perfect guide for beginners and experienced anglers alike.


Whether you're looking to catch smallmouth bass, walleye, or perch, Brad has you covered. The Mille Lacs area is known for its abundance of walleye, but it's also renowned for smallmouth, perch, pike, and panfish. Brad offers summer, winter, fall, and early spring guided trips, so no matter the season, he can help you catch the fish of your dreams.

During the winter, Hawthorne's Guide Service offers full-service ice fishing on Mille Lacs. Whether you're looking for walleye or perch, they have everything you need to enjoy a day on the ice. They supply bait, rod and reels, tip-ups, Otter portable shelters, heaters, and anything else you or your corporate group needs to have a fun and successful ice fishing experience. Of course, they always have a couple RAZR Ice Augers to help keep your jig in front of the fish.


When you book a trip with Brad, there are a few things you'll need to bring. For ice fishing trips, you'll need to bring food and drinks, a Minnesota fishing license (they do not sell licenses), weather-appropriate clothing, and a camera or cell phone to capture all your fishing memories. For open water smallmouth guide trips, everything is catch and release with only artificial lures used, you can bring your own gear, and be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. During the summer, Brad can accommodate up to seven anglers in his two guide boats, which are a 2023 Lund 2025 Impact and a 2020 1875 Lund Pro guide tiller.

If you're part of a larger corporate or business group, Hawthorne's Guide Service can also accommodate you. They offer not only regular guided fishing trips but also a corporate fishing tournament. The tournament is a great way to work on team-building skills while having some friendly competition with your group.


In conclusion, if you're looking for a knowledgeable and experienced fishing guide, look no further than Brad Hawthorne and Hawthorne's Guide Service. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced angler, Brad has everything you need to have a fun and successful day on the water.

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