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The Iowa Guide 

The Premier Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Guide

Guided Okoboji and Spirit Lake Fishing



We offer guide trips for anglers of all skill levels with emphasis on learning and enjoyment.


​The Iowa Guide service offers guided fishing on Okoboji and Spirit Lake. We cater to both families on vacation and the serious angler. Your guide trip will be filled with fun and a chance to catch big bass, walleye, pike, and panfish, maybe even a giant muskie. The Iowa Great Lakes offer fantastic fishing opportunities on a series of lakes. Doug knows every rock reef, sandbar and weed bed in Spirit Lake, West & East Okoboji and the other small connected lakes of the area.  The Iowa Guide service is on the water fishing Okoboji or Spirit Lake nearly everyday insuring your group the hottest bite in area.




I really enjoyed meeting and getting to know you. i had a great time fishing. Where else could I catch walleye, nothern pike and smallmouth on the same day? The walleye fillets made it to Ohio Ok and my wife, daughter and I enjoyed them for dinner on Sunday."      Ken B.

"thanks for emailing the pics. We had a great time--you are a hard-working guide, and we will recommend you whenever we get the chance!  Hope you have a great summer."   Bonnie

Hello Doug,

"Thanks again for the great time out on the lake.  You have inspired a new passion in fishing for the kids.  They made me go out & get all new gear & bait!  We'll let you when we catch the big one!"        Shaun S.

"Doug, what a fantastic time we had on Saturday! We talked about our wonderful experience all the way home today. You were right, the white bass was incredible! Could not tell the difference between it and the walleye for taste. Had a memorable weekend & can't wait to do it again next year! Thank you for all of the knowlege you shared with us. Had a blast!!!"       Tammy C.



The Iowa Guide service provides top quality rods, reels, bait, and tackle for your enjoyment. Bring your own rod reel if you wish. Fish in the comfort of a Stratos 326 powered by Mercury 250 Verado with Humminbird Electronics.

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