We have friendly, expert Guide service on staff:

The guides are a big part of making a good trip GREAT! Our guides are one of the many reasons our guests come back to fish in at our lodge!

dennisDennis Bruyere

Dennis has been guiding this lake for almost 40 years. He knows it all and has seen everything. You will enjoy Dennis’ stories about this lake of legends almost as much as the fishing! Imagine how many hours experience he has and under how many conditions!

chrisKris Esselink

Kris has his commercial float plane licence and has been guiding this lake since 2006. Kris has learned from the experts on the lake and will put you on all four of our species — just let him know what you want to fish today!

randyRandy Kirk

Randy Kirk has been guiding for over 40 years. He brings years of experience on NWO lakes that include Rainy Lake, Esox Lake, Manitou Stretch and Lac Seul. Randy can tell you lots of history from his days as a log man on the tugboat “Hallett” from the early 70s, he even got to work on the last pulpwood drive on Rainy Lake. Now a retired teacher, Randy will have more time to do what he loves – guiding and spending time on the water with guests and friends.


We are very proud of the continuous compliments from our guests on the high quality of Guide service provided at MWS.

guidesIf you are new to the lake – this is an excellent investment in having a much more productive fishing experience. Our Guides can put you onto some great fishing – and make sure you find those hot spots! Our Guides also know what the fish are biting on today and the best lure for each species. This is a really big lake – so think about investing in a day or two to make your trip even more enjoyable.

If you did not arrange Guide service when you booked your trip – there is still a good chance you could book one of our guides for a day or half day. Ask at the Main Lodge for our rates.

9Our Guides will provide you and your party with a delicious shore lunch and get you safely around the lake!