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About Border Country Outdoor Adventures

Our guide service is first class and professional! We have a passion for fishing, and have been fishing Rainy Lake, and Rainy River our whole life. We have over 30 years combined guiding experience. We enjoy working with people from all walks of life. Weather your an expert angler, a beginner, or have some angling experience we want to be there with you every step of the way.

Our guide boats are new 621vs Ranger Fisherman deep v fiberglass boats. We also provide all fishing equipment and tackle, and if you would like to use your own that's fine too. Our boats are equipped with all the latest and greatest electronics. You will be fishing in style!

For larger groups we work with 7 guides. The guides we work with are also locals of the area, and each have over 20 years experience fishing on Rainy Lake. We only work with the best guides who are very knowledgeable, great fisherman, and most importantly great people to.

We are on the water guiding 6 to 7 days a week, and we know where the fish are. You the customers catch the fish, and we're there to help in any way we can. We enjoy seeing our customers catch fish and have fun. Thats what guiding is all about to us, and makes our job very enjoyable. We have 80% repeat clientele, and have become good friends many customers over the years. Our success depends on your success. We will work hard to make sure you have lots of great memories of Rainy Lake.


Ryan Schmidt

I grew up fishing on Rainy Lake spending summers living on a remote island on Rainy Lake at my grandpa's cabin. Ever since I was a young kid I loved fishing, exploring, and just being on Rainy Lake. At the young age of 14, I started working on Rainy Lake as a dock boy for Rainy Lake Houseboats. I continued working there summers unitl I started guiding the summer after I graduated from high school. While I attendeing Vermilion Community College, and Moorehead St University in pursuit of a degree in Parks and Rec, I continued my love of the outdoors and guided whenever I could.

After finishing college I realized guiding full time year round was what I wanted do for a career. With a good base of repeat customers, and great relationships with local resort owners it was time to make a summer job into a year round job, and I haven't looked back since.

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