Channel Catfish

Our Channel Catfishing trips generally run from 7:00pm to 12:00am, from the end of July to September when the Sturgeon season opens up. Other time arrangements can be made with prior notice. 

You'll need either a Minnesota or Wisconsin fishing license.

All bookings require a $100. deposit. No date will be considered "held" until a deposit is received.

CLICK HERE to pay your deposit online using a credit card or your checking account. If you would prefer to mail a check or money order, please visit the Contact Us page.

Deposits will be refunded if cancellation notice is received 14 days in advance of the scheduled trip. Weather is always a factor in fishing. If we cancel a trip because of weather, you may ask for a refund of your deposit or reschedule. 

No Catfish Guarantee: If you don't catch a Catfish during your trip, you will receive your trip at half price.

1 person/evening = $400.
2 person/evening = $450.


  • Your safety is our first concern. Trophy Catfishing and Sturgeon Adventures requires a Personal Flotation Device be worn at all times. We will provide you with the most comfortable PFD on the market today. Float-Tech's inflatable vest/jacket combo or you may bring your favorite PFD.

  • Drinks and snacks - Bring any food, drinks or snacks you would like to have during your trip with you. We will have a cooler available when you get to the boat ramp and there will be ice available. Please do not plan on bringing your own ice chest with you on the boat. Please no alcoholic beverages on the boat. Snacks in a shell, such as nuts and sunflower seeds, will not be allowed on the boat as the shells from these types of snacks have been known to plug the boat's bilge pump, causing a safety hazard. If you need medications make sure you have them with you as well. 

  • Bugs can sometimes be a problem as the sunsets. We have a number of different brands of insect repellents on board (Please do not bring along sprays).

  • Please ask about our preferred replica taxidermist for pricing and his "exact match" replicas. 
  • Bring your camera - We will have a digital camera on board and will take photos of your catches before we release them and email all the photos to you at the end of our trip. The river is a very beautiful place and you may want to take photographs of wildlife and scenery with your own camera. You could see bald eagles, racoon, deer, turkey and many other types of wildlife.

  • All anglers 16 years and older must have a valid Minnesota or Wisconsin fishing license in order to fish with us.

  • Children over 15 and spouses are always welcome to come along!

  • We at Trophy Catfishing Adventures strongly encourage catch/photo/release for all large fish.

  • Nights on the Mississippi River can get cool even when it's hot during the day. When temps are below 80 degrees at night, please bring along an extra sweatshirt and a jacket for the ride home. We do not recommend shorts.