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About Schroeder's Guiding Service

About Schroeder's Guiding Service


Gregg Schroeder has been guiding on Lake Minnetonka and Lake Waconia for 36 years! Spending 5 to 7 days a week on the water, allows me to keep track of the hottest action going. At age 16, I worked at a marina on Lake Waconia. Customers saw my pictures on the “Bragging Board” thus my guiding career began. As a local resident of 52 years, I know the water well.

I used to fish 18 tournaments a year. They included the Professional Master Walleye Circuit and the Professional Muskie Tournament Trail. My last three tournament finishes were 1st, 3rd and 9th place in 100 team tournaments. With many top finishes, I have earned many sponsors, including a spot on the Ranger Boats and Mercury Motors PRO STAFF.


The guiding business now consumes my summers. I love to take people out and help them catch their biggest, most, or first fish!

Fortunately, Lake Minnetonka and Lake Waconia are very good fishing lakes. Both have an abundance of fish. So whether you are after panfish, walleye, Bass, Northern Pike, or trophy Muskies, we have it all. Call me and I will make recommendations based on time of year, fish activity, and your angling interest. 

Our boats are Big and Comfortable. We can accommodate up to 4 anglers per boat. If your group is larger than 4, no worries! I have an amazing group of guides. We can have as many boats waiting for your group as is needed.

Corporate Events have become very popular. If you are looking to entertain clients, reward employees, or do some team building, look no further. Book a corporate trip and I arrange everything. Most groups meet us on the docks of a restaurant on the water. We often provide everything needed for a company fishing tournament as well. Everything is customized for your company's needs.

I employ many of the top anglers on Lake Minnetonka and Lake Waconia to assist me with my corporate trips and large groups. They all have experience in guiding and tournament fishing, and most importantly, they are good people. This ensures a high-quality and productive outing for you and your guests.

But don't just take my word for it, check out what my customers have to say about their time with Schroeder's Guide Service.

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I have been very fortunate to turn something I love into a career! I have hired many hunting and fishing guides over the years and usually have been disappointed. My personal goal is to never have a client walk away saying, " the guide didn't work hard for me."  I know what I want when I hire a guide, and I try to deliver that and more to anyone who hires me!

All I ask is you have realistic expectations and understand that we can only control so much. Most trips are very successful. We do occasionally have a slow trip. That is usually due to weather and low fish activity levels. It will never be because we don't have the knowledge or effort.

By fishing only Lake Minnetonka and Waconia Lake, it allows me to stay on the hottest bite going on those bodies of water.. With knowledge and hard work comes success. I will do everything I can to give you a successful day on the water!