Captain Tim Hanske was born and raised in the Brainerd Lakes Area. He currently lives in Baxter, MN with his wife Kaarin, and their two boys Gus and Levi. He has been fishing Gull Lake, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs Lake, Whitefish, North Long, and many other his entire life. Becoming a Fishing Guide was only natural for Tim, and at the age of 17 years old, he took his first guide trip. 15+ years later, Capt. Tim Hanske has been fishing every possible chance he can! Hanske prides himself as a multi-species guide chasing walleyes, smallmouth, largemouth, and muskies. He is also an avid fly fisherman/guide, family man, special education teacher, and a Licensed United States Coast Guard Captain.
Capt. Hanske is a Minnesota Fishing Guide and a Multi-Species Fishing Guide that has over 16 years of professionally guiding experience. Two of his favorite lakes to be a fishing guide on are Leech Lake and Mille Lacs Lake. Hanske has been a fishing guide for Walleyes, Muskies, and for Smallmouth and Largemouth bass. He also enjoys being a Fly Fishing Guide on Mille Lacs Lake and other Minnesota waters. Tim enjoys his time on the water with his customers and understand how to have a fun filled and productive day of fishing. Whether you want to chase the giant Smallmouth or Muskies on Mille Lacs or catch some Leech Lake Walleyes, Capt. Tim Hanske will ensure that your day ends with smiles and memories!
Favorite Fishing Memory:
Capt. Tim Hanske is an avid Fly Fishing Guide for Smallmouth and Muskies. He likes to Guide Muskies and Smallmouth on Mille Lacs and the Mississippi River. Fly Fishing runs strong in Tim Hanske’s family and one of his many favorite fishing memories happened on the Mississippi River with his brother Josh. It was in early September and Capt. Tim and Josh set out on the Mississippi armed with their Fly Rods to chase some Smallmouth Bass and Muskies using Fly Fishing tackle. They never landed a Mississippi River Musky, but the did catch many big Smallmouth Bass on topwater Fly Fishing gear. It was a day Capt. Hanske will never forget!
Favorite Guide Memory:
As a Professional Fishing Guide, Capt. Tim Hanske gets the opportunity to spend many days on the water with customers. One of Tim Hanske’s favorite memories comes from a fishing guide trip on Mille Lacs Lake with two boys and their fathers and that day they fished Mille Lacs Lake, the weather was amazing. It was flat clam and sunny, not ideal for walleyes, but Tim Hanske had the Mille Lacs Walleyes figured out. The day consisted of many doubles and some triples, big Mille Lacs Walleyes and a big Mille Lacs Northern Pike. Capt. Hanske had some much fun with the two boys and their fathers, playing music and enjoying some amazing walleyes fishing on Mille Lacs Lake.