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Experience Rainy Lake, Rainy River and Lake Kabetogama like a Local

About Us

Welcome to NORTHBOUND Adventures, your ultimate destination for fishing, waterfowl, and black bear hunts in Northern Minnesota. 

Based out of International Falls, Captain Jay Taylor brings over 20 years of experience that started in the backcountry of Idaho guiding elk, mule deer, black bear, sheep and fly fishing in the Frank Church Wilderness; to multi-day white water rafting down The Middle Fork Salmon - River of No Return.  He spent his summers captaining a 6 pack charter boat in the Gulf of Alaska and Cook Inlet targeting halibut, salmon, rock fish and lingcod before returning to International Falls to raise his family.  This background and extensive training in Wilderness First Aid as well as Swift Water Rescue, makes Captain Jay a go-to expert who brings a whole lot of fun to your outdoor pursuits. 

But what makes us truly stand out?

Picture this: the serene waters of Rainy Lake, the morning mist lifting, and you, ready for an unforgettable journey armed with your fishing rod or hunting gear. 

NORTHBOUND Adventures is passionate, knowledgeable, and ready to make every moment count.  In addition to being very safety-minded, we will dazzle you with storytelling, as well as culinary mastery for a shore lunch chef. Your captain has a genuine enthusiasm for Northern Minnesota that is infectious. You will begin the trip as strangers and oftentimes leave as lifelong friends. 

It's our dedication to creating extraordinary experiences that go beyond the catch because we  truly believe that a few days spent recreating in Northern Minnesota can be transformative and want to share that with you.  We will share our secrets to success, and ensure you have a fantastic time from start to finish whether you're an experienced outdoor person or a first time adventurer.  

Call to book your adventure now and discover why we're the epitome of fishing and hunting excellence. Welcome aboard!

Area of Operation 

Rainy Lake

Known for its spectacular displays of sunsets, starry skies, and Northern Lights, Rainy Lake offers unforgettable experiences including a portion of Voyageurs National Park. Rainy Lake has long been a favorite Midwest fishing vacation spot for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Crappie. Off the lake, enjoy hiking trails, picnic grounds and shore fishing areas.

Rainy River

The Rainy River offers world class fishing. The spring and fall walleye run in the Rainy River creates some of the best fishing in the world. It is also known as one of the best sturgeon fisheries in North America. Anglers come from all over the world to catch these prehistoric fish many call dinosaurs that reach over 100 lbs.

Lake Kabetogama

Kabetogama is a wild, untapped treasure that also includes a large portion of Voyageurs National Park. Anglers who long for wide open spaces and good fishing will revel in the cool, clean waters and solitude of Kabetogama. Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass and Crappies... Whatever you’re looking for, Kab has got it! 

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International Falls, MN 56649

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