• Kayak fishing for smallmouth bass on the Upper Mississippi River.

    Water Wolverine

    Join us for Kayak fishing for Smallmouth Bass on the
    Upper Mississippi River near Brainerd, Minnesota.

  • MN fishing opener for smallmouth bass in early May.

    "Spent several hour today kayaking on the Pine River. What a beautiful and clean river. We saw bald eagles, golden eagles, and much, much more.
    A better experience than kayaking Washington's San Juan Isands. I understand the fishing is great too. I highly recommend the outfitter."
    - Stephen V.

  • Gliding down MN Pine River in a fishing kayak.

    Ultimate Experience

    Tremendous Smallmouth Bass fishery with a
    chance to also catch Walleye and Northern Pike.

  • Camping and fishing weekend in the Chippewa National Forest.
  • Beautiful autumn foliage along the MN Pine River
  • MN fishing opener for smallmouth bass in early May.
  • Peaceful kayaking and fishing in Brainerd, MN, on a sunny day.

Welcome to Water Wolverine

"Had a great weekend with Water Wolverine Outfitting! The kayaking was great and it was fun catching a few fish. Thank You for everything Ken!" - Kyle F.


We believe adventure involves water and nature's beauty and the best way to experience this is on a kayak. Whether you want to fish or just view nature's bounty kayaking scenic rivers and wilderness lakes will provide you life-long memories. And your next Brainerd and Cuyuna Lakes adventure begins at Water Wolverine Outfitting: fishing kayak rental, planned fish and camp trips , and expert guide services.

From floating down the Mississippi and Pine Rivers to day trips on small wilderness lakes in Cass, Crow Wing and Itasca counties, we handle all the details so you have a fun, active outdoor experience. Float the Mississippi for smallmouth bass (our favorite trip). These "water wolverines" will thrill you with hard-hitting strikes, pounding runs and aerial acrobatics. In addition to the numerous smallmouth bass attacking your lures, walleye, northern pike and muskie also haunt this seven mile float.

Interested in exploring one of Minnesota's most scenic rivers? Then a Kayak float down the Pine River is a must do this summer. This spectacular crystal-clear, wild river is perfect for sun-bathing and swimming. Be up close to see nature's animals: bald eagles, osprey, songbirds, white-tailed deer, beaver and muskrats. Fish for bass, walleye and northern pike inhabiting the river’s numerous honey-holes. Full and half-day trips can be arranged on this gorgeous, natural river.

Desire a longer kayak fishing adventure? Let me guide you on wilderness waterways in national and state forests. I'll guide you to the best spots available. With primarily remote carry-in access, these lakes are teeming with whatever species of fish you wish to pursue.

Whether you want to paddle a small wilderness lake, float the scenic Mississippi or Pine Rivers, or book an overnight fish and camp trip, Water Wolverine Outfitting has your perfect outdoor adventure waiting for you. Call today to book an adventure you will not soon forget.