Spirit of the Wilderness Guide Service

2030 E. Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731
(218) 365-3149
(800) 950-2709 - toll free
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Spirit of the Wilderness Guide Service
Spirit of the Wilderness Guide Service

Spirit of the Wilderness Guide Service

Rob Nelson is the owner and founder 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 15 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, Rob heads to South Dakota were he is the manager and guide of South Dakota Pheasant Adventures, a pheasant hunting lodge 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 daughter Siiri. 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!!

What To Bring:

  • Minnesota Fishing license
  • Tackle, rods and reels
  • Rain gear
  • Beverages
  • Camera
  • Sun screen
  • Bug repellent
  • Sunglasses (polarized)
  • Waterproof boots, sandals or shoes that can get wet if portaging.
Rob Nelson takes pride in his repeat customers. Many have been coming for over a decade. If there is one way to judge a successful guide service, it would be by the amount of repeat customers that come back every year.

Rob Nelson also offers Guided Ice Fishing Trips. We can snowmobile, ski, hike or drive into some of Ely Minnesotas most beautiful scenic areas to ice fish!

Please contact Steve Nelson at Spirit of the Wilderness for Rate Information.

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Spirit of the Wilderness Outfitting and Outdoor Store is located on the east end of Ely, Minnesota. We are centrally located to service all the Ely area Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness permit entry points. Our guests find us an easy one-stop shop before they head into the BWCAW or Canada’s Quetico Park to the north.

** Rates subject to change without notice.