Guided Kayak Fishing with
River Bend Resort

Kayak Fishing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Our fleet of Hobie fishing kayaks, with their Mirage Drive pedal system free your hands up to focus more on fishing and less on kayak navigation. These kayaks have opened up opportunities to fish areas that boats pass by on a daily basis, due to lack of access through shallow water, or vegetation.

What to Bring

  • Minnesota State Fishing License
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • (Polarized) Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Water Shoes or Slides
  • Soft Drinks/Water

What We Provide

  • Professional Guide
  • Hobie Kayak with Mirage Drive System
  • Paddle
  • PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
  • Rods and Reels
  • Tackle
  • Anchoring System
  • Ice
  • Cooler

Guided Kayak Fishing

Our guide will take you on a Rainy River fishing adventure you will not forget. Targeting lake sturgeon, giant northern pike, walleye and smallmouth bass. There will be no shortage of action. The Rainy River, which is mainly fished spring and fall during peak Walleye runs, is also a world renowned Smallmouth bass fishery. It is also known for its predominant population of Lake Sturgeon, that can reach lengths of 70” plus, and weights over 80 lbs.

Launching from Resort Location

½ day (4 hours) $200 per person
¾ day (6 hours) $250 per person
Full day (8 hours) $280 per person

Jason in a Hobie kayak with a northern.
Sunset on the lake.

Evening Guided Rainy River/4 Mile Bay Cruise

This a tranquil and majestic stroll through the transition of the Rainy River into Lake of the Woods. This trip starts at our resort location and takes you to Pine Island and back.

3 hour $100 per person

Guided Day Trip

Fisher in the river with a northern.Select our guided day trip excursion, and see some of the most pristine views of the northern US/Canadian border. Many have never had the opportunity to see this kind of northern seclusion. From rapids to giant boulders, tall pines to bald eagles, and waters navigated by early pioneers and settlers. Did we mention you can also fish at the same time!

$350 per person/day rapids/fishing day trip

Fisher in the river with a northern.
kayakers on river

River Rapids

The rapids are class 2, and easy to navigate by all kayak skill levels! The Hobie Kayaks are equipped with a paddle for additional travel and navigation needs.

This is a day trip where we will transport the kayaks 40 miles up river, and navigate our way down some of the best fishing waters along the Rainy River.

Coming Soon

Northwest Angle Islands

Other fishing trips to Northwest Angle islands.

Zippel Bay Minnesota.

Articles About Our Kayak Fishing

Kayak Angling for Sturgeon Brings New Sport to the Northwoods Story by- Mike Pehanich_9724
Kayak Angling for Sturgeon Brings New Sport to the Northwoods Story

Story By: Mike Pehanich

Landing Big Fish in a Kayak

Story By: Jason Houser

Covid-19 Update: May 14th

We here at River Bend Resort and Walleye Inn are very happy to be open for the 2020 season. Cabin and hotel reservations are fully open and operational. In addition, we also have available, dock slips (if you wish to bring your own boat), gas & bait sales. Unfortunately, we still cannot offer charter fishing under the new mandates. Miles Lab Bar & Grill is also open to all of our guests for cabin delivery or pick-up dining. This new order is set to expire June 1 st , 2020 and we will be sure to keep you updated and advised accordingly. Thank you for your patience and continued patronage. We hope you, your family, and all loved ones continue to be healthy and safe during this time.



 Previous Coronavirus-19 Updates:


Previous Covid Update: May 6th

Due to changes in the MN state mandates, resorts and hotels are now able to operate under specific guidelines. As anticipated, on May 4th, 2020 River Bend Resort and Walleye Inn once again began receiving guests. We have resumed operations under explicit procedures directed by the state of Minnesota. While we will be open for cabin and room rental, we will not be providing charter fishing during this time. Dock slips, gas, bait and cabin delivery or pick-up dining will also be available to our guests.

Our staff has been preparing diligently and working hard to be ready for this anticipated coming season. We are and will continue to use many methods of enhanced cleaning techniques to ensure that we are ready for each group to come and stay with us. Our main goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy.

When you are ready to travel, our vacations specialists will be ready to help you every step of the way.


River Bend Resort Check-In/Out Process

To maintain safe social distancing during this time, we will be implementing the following safe distancing practices for all guests and staff. Thank you for your cooperation!

Resort Check-In

  • Registration Card will be left on table with key for cabin.
  • Please sign upon arrival and kindly place in box by office door.
  • The card used to hold your reservation will be ran day of arrival unless specified otherwise.
  • All cards will need to be keyed entry.

Resort Check-Out

  • Place key for cabin in the box by office door. Any keys taken will result in a $10 charge to card on file.
  • A folio receipt will be emailed to the email on file.

*Food Pick-up or delivery to cabin will be available during the hours of 8 am to 8pm. Please call the resort at 218-634-1552. Press option #1 for resort, and option #2 for restaurant, for food orders.


Walleye Inn Check-In/Out Process

Hotel Check-In

  • Normal process with the exception of a protective guard that has been placed at the front desk to create separation.
  • Registration cards and keys will be ready for each room upon arrival.
  • Credit Cards will continue to be charged at check in.

Hotel Check-Out

  • Please leave keys on the table in room. Any keys taken will result in a $10 charge to card on file.
  • Receipts will be emailed to the email address on file.
  • Please use the exit closest to your room.

*Dining Options: Pizza deliveries are available. Call front desk to order. Delivered directly to your room.

Miles Lab Bar & Grill. Resort restaurant orders are available from 8:am to 8:pm daily for pick-up orders only. To order call 218-634-1552. Press option #1 for resort, and option #2 for restaurant for food orders.

*Housekeeping: There will be no daily housekeeping available during this time. If there is something specifically needed, please call the front desk, and it will be delivered to your door.

*Continental Breakfast: There will be no continental breakfast available during this time. This is per MDH regulations.


Previous Press Release Thursday, March 26, 2020

We have been closely following the rapidly changing federal, state, and local recommendations and guidelines regarding COVID-19.  The health and well-being of our guests, staff and business partners always has been and will remine our top priority.

Yesterday afternoon Governor Tim Walz announced a two week “Stay at Home” order. The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Friday March 27th and lasts until April 10th. In addition, all bars and restaurants are to remain closed until May 1st, 2020.

River Bend Resort and Walleye Inn has instructed all employees to follow Gov. Walz’s order and shelter in place locally to further help stop the spread of the virus beginning Saturday March 28th, 2020. We intend to keep all of our facilities closed and are hoping to resume operations at all of our locations on or about May 1st, 2020. Please note we are still taking reservations for dates beyond May 1st, 2020 however, we will be managing our phone hours on a limited schedule as follows: M-F 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sat-Sun 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. All messages received during off hours will be returned promptly over the course of our newly scheduled times.

In related news, the Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to CLOSE ALL “COUNTY CONTROLLED RIGHT OF WAY LANDINGS THAT PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE RAINY RIVER” UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE.  Citing concerns about the traditionally large number of anglers coming into the area at a time when people are being ordered not to travel and stay home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have also learned that Koochiching County has closed Upper Sioux landing, Frontier landing, Nelson Park landing and Vidas landing until further notice.

We will update everyone once we all get through this trying time.  Please continue to actively follow CDC guidelines to stop the spread of germs and this dreadful virus.  Thank you for helping to keep our community healthy and safe.