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Brad Hawthorne is one of the great Mille Lacs Lake fishing guides. Brad has been guiding on Mille Lacs for over a decade. If you do not find him on the water he is attending one of the many Sports Shows and fishing events and tournaments which he is involved in. Brad hails from Isle, MN and is a fishing guide staple which many of his clients can contest to.

In this webpage dedicated to Brad Hawthorne and his online efforts, IFML has rounded up all of Brad’s online presence and we have wrapped everything into one single page to make following what Brad is about the easiest as possible. Now anyone and everyone can stay up to date with Brad and his detailed and thorough knowledge and reports of Mille Lacs. IFML would like to thanks Brad Hawthorne, along with commending him, for the excellent job he does both online and offline for anglers of all walks who focus on Mille Lacs.

If you need a Mille Lacs Lake fishing IFML recommends Brad Hawthorne if you would like to catch fish and have the best time possible during your trip to Mille Lacs both during the winter and on ice or summer and on the open water.




Brad's Online Bio

Brad Hawthorne

“Mr. Walleye Specialties”

Pro-Staff Member


Brad Hawthorne, of Isle Minn., is one of the most Recognized and respected anglers on lake Mille Lacs, if not the state of Minnesota. Brad has been guiding on Lake Mille Lacs for over a decade and continually shares his warm courteous, friendly and fun attitude.

With experience on Mille Lacs lake and the surrounding area waterways, guests can expect a full day of fish catching aboard Brad’s boat.  The Mille Lacs area has become well known for its abundance of Walleye, but is also renowned for Crappie, Muskie, and Pike. 
Brad offers Summer, Winter, Fall and early Spring guided trips for Mille Lacs and the surrounding waters. 


Boat stats:

33'x10' KAYOT and Yar-Craft


About Mille Lacs Lake Guide, Brad Hawthorne
We offer a summer guide service.

Accommodating 1-3 clients per boat, plus a guide, half day (4 hours) and full day (8 hours) guide trips available.

What we supply:

– New, fully furnished 20’ boat
– Graphite rods
– Terminal tackle
– Bait
– Life vests
– Some rain gear
– Free fish cleaning and packaging
– Digital pictures of you and your trophy fish

What you should bring:

– Your valid MN fishing license
– Food and drinks (you can bring your own meals on board or plan to go ashore and visit one of the lakeside restaurants)
– Camera
– Cap and sunglasses
– Suntan lotion
– Clothing for both warm and cold temperatures (it’s always colder on the big lake!)
– Rain gear

Winter Guided Trips/Ice Guide Trips

-6 hour trip per person
-8 hour trip per person
-we supply augers, Marcum flashers, otter portable fish houses, heaters, bait, rods, and all tackle equipment

Winter Ice Cabin Rental

Accommodating 1-6 winter anglers, our ice cabins can be rented for 24-72 hours. These cabins are very comfortable and offer a cozy weekend retreat.

What we supply:

-Fully furnished 7×18’ ice cabin with 6 holes (sleeps up to 3 anglers)
-Fully furnished 8×20’ ice cabin with 8 holes (sleeps up to 6 anglers)
-Cushioned beds and camp cots
-Flat screen TV, DVD, CD, AM/FM radio
-Thermostatic controlled heat
-12V lights
-Carpeted floors
-Hot plate


Isle, MN 56342







Brad Hawthorne Testimonials

Dear Brad,

I wanted to write you and thank you for the great trip to Mille Lacs last week. What a trip, not only did we boat a limit of Walleyes but we also boated my personal best a 42 inch Pike. Every part of your service was excellent from your high end equipment to your ability to put us on some true trophy fish!!! I would recommend you and your guide service to anyone that wants to get out and catch fish.

Thanks again for a great trip.

From Dustin Nelson, MN

Every year my family and I come up to Mille Lacs Lake for our family vacation. And every year we spend a day on the water with Brad, fishing and relaxing. Not only did Brad teach us how to fish the big lake, but he showed us the latest tricks and "how to" to catch even more fish while out on the lake by ourselves. Brad is one of the most easy going guides to spend 8 hours on the water with that we have ever found or had the pleasure of fishing with.

From Ann & Jerry, IO.

Thanks a lot for taking us around the lake and showing us the ins and outs, I really enjoyed the time fishing. You were a great guide and you worked hard for us to get some nice fish. After that trip I'm definitely coming back for some more walleye fishing. Thanks again,…Keep up the GREAT work…..I hope all the best for you and your business.

God Bless

From Paul Anderson , VA. 

Thanks for the great Ice house Brad, it was everything you said, clean, warm and comfortable. The wife really appreciated the comforts of home while ice fishing, thanks again and we will see you next year.

From Chad Long, Roseville MN.


Brad's Contact Info


Phone: 320-676-8004 Cell: 651-271-8600

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