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Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN

2015 Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year FinalistThe Upper Midwest Premier Smallmouth Destination! Wildwood Float Trips is located on the banks of the Upper Mississippi River. We offer the finest guided float trips in the Upper Midwest. Wildwood floats the Upper Mississippi, St.Croix, Rum, Kettle, and the St. Louis Rivers, from the comfort and ease of a Clackacraft drift boat.
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43 of 43(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
Review 1 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Too good?,
July 21, 2015
By: MinnesotaChris
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"I was going to write about my two trips, one last year with Nick and one last week with Kip. Write about how hard the fish hit the bugs, how hard they fought, how much the guys improved my fishing technique, how we were mostly alone on the water all day, and how it's a way better trip than going to someplace "better" like Montana. But then you'd probably all swarm Kip and I wouldn't get as many chances to fish with him again. So we'll keep things on the down low."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Great Day of Smallmouth Fishing,
July 7, 2015
By: ChasingRainbows
from San Francisco, CA, USA
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"Spent a full day with Kip floating the Mississippi. He is great company and he also got me into a number of fish, including a nice 20+ inch smallie. I will be booking again next year!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Great times,
July 4, 2015
By: Nick55
from Alexandria, VA, USA
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"Did multiple rivers in multiple days with Kip and his crew. It was a great intro to the Upper Mississippi and its tributaries. We were always floating beautiful water and were constantly on top of fish.
Kip and Bob also turned my spin-fishing buddy into a fly convert in two days of great instruction and unbeatable expertise.
Looking forward to next time!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Smallmouth Trip From Heaven,
July 3, 2015
By: JoeW604
from Itasca, IL, USA
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Additional Thoughts:All were excellent guides
"One of the best trips I've ever been on. We fished four rivers in four days. Each day I was with a different guide. They were all very helpfull showing me various casting and fishing tecniques for catching smallies. The beauty of these rivers is unmatched. Kip and his guides are outstanding.I have already booked another trip with them. Thanks again Kip for a great experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Last Minute AWESOMENESS,
June 18, 2015
By: therailers
from Nashville, TN
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"My brother and I are in a national touring band, so we spend a lot of time away from home. When we found ourselves with a free afternoon a friend recommended we call Wildwood for a great day on the Mississippi. What a day it turned out to be! Kip had us on fish within 10 minutes, including my first 18" feisty smallmouth on a popper. We had steady bites all day and enjoyed some great conversation. Highly recommended! We'll be back :-)"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Fishing the Mississippi,
June 18, 2015
By: Barrybda
from Texas
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"First time on the Mississippi. Very impressed with the quality and numbers of the smallies. Nick my guide was very knowledgeable. Enjoyable two days. Will be back."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Best Bass Day Ever,
June 6, 2015
By: tightlinesMN
from Independence, MN 55779, USA
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"Terrific day today with Kip and the smallies. Kip does a terrific job from start to finish. We boated about 15 fish from 17-21 inches- All on a 4 weight rod and line with poppers. Could not ask for a better day, better guide or better fishing. :) I would recommend Kip to any serious fisherman who wants to skip flies across the rivers of Minnesota."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Great day with Kip,
June 6, 2015
By: Tejasfly
from McKinney, TX, USA
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"While in town for work I had booked a day with Kip. Had a great day, and we caught fish! He was very patient and gave great instruction. Trying to find a weekend to go back!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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A day on the St Croix,
May 28, 2015
By: kencanoe
from Saint Croix River
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"I purchased a trip with Kip at a Small Mouth Alliance auction in Madison Wisconsin. Kip had graciously donated a full day trip to the Group. My son-in-law and I spent a full day on the St. Croix with Kip. That man can really handle a drift boat and put you in a position to catch small mouth bass. We probably caught around 40 bass with the largest being 20 1/4 inches long. If you enjoy small mouth bass fishing , I would highly recommend a trip with Kip. I know that I am going to go again. It was worth every penny."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Day on the Water with Kip,
May 14, 2015
By: DryFlyGuy999
from Chaska, MN
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"The most important part of a successful day on the water with a fishing guide is the guide's attitude and approach. We caught some nice smallmouth and pike with Kip, but most importantly he is a pleasure to fish with. Client comes first, with no hesitation."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Great Trip/Awesome Guide,
April 13, 2015
By: pswens
from Mpls,mn
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"Kip Vieth is an excellent guide and a great guy. If you are looking to spend a great day on the water I would highly recommend Kip. Whether you are chasing stream trout, smallies or musky he is the guy you want to talk to. Thanks for the memorable day!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Fantastic Smallie fishing on the St. Croix,
March 15, 2015
By: MadisonMike
from Verona, WI
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"I’ve fished with Kip Vieth for the past 11 years and have this year’s weekend booked. I enjoy fishing the St. Croix River with him and my friends every July. His knowledge of the river and what the fish are doing at that time are invaluable. I’ve gotten to know Kip pretty well over the years and it’s truly a weekend I look forward to each summer. This fishing, the fun, the camaraderie!
Kip has also been a long time supporter of the Wisconsin Smallmouth Bass Alliance, LTD. Without people like him we wouldn’t experience the success we’ve enjoyed. When our club members head to the St. Croix or Upper Mississippi we look no further than Kip. Thanks Kip for your support and the great times on the river! Book a Kip trip and you won’t regret it.
Wishin’ I was Fishin!
Madison Mike
Treasurer and founding member of WSA, Ltd.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Fantastic smallmouth with kip,
November 26, 2014
By: Dryfly44
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"Anyone looking for a fantastic smallmouth fishing should get a hold of Kip. Only an hour from Minneapolis to being on the water. Great top water action and some large a smallies . Three different rivers and still "undiscovered" can fish all day and see few if any other fishermen.
Have fished with kip for over 5 years, you cannot find a better guide. Only issue is kip gets booked to often!
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Always looking forward to the next one....,
November 24, 2014
By: guitarjunkie01
from Minneapolis, MN
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"I've been fishing with Kip a number of times, and it's always a blast! He knows his rivers, he knows where to throw, he knows what to use and he's a great guy to be around. I book my trip in advance every year and I'm continually a satisfied customer. He will always come highly recommend from me!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Muskies,
November 22, 2014
By: DJIowa
from Cedar Rapids, IA
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"We have had several trips with Kip--Muskies and smallies. Kip knows the waters he guides and is a pleasure to spend a day with. The proximity to the Twin Cities and the beautiful rivers are hard to beat. Give yourself a treat and give Kip a shot. You will not be disappointed."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Trophy Guide/Trophy Smallmouth,
November 20, 2014
By: gmike
from Kansas City, MO
"I have fished with Kip on 5-6 occasions over the last 2-3 years. Previous to those trips I have fished for smallmouth in many other lakes and rivers but have never consistently caught trophy smallmouth like I have on the waters that Kip floats. He is a hard worker and a great boat companion. No need for endless trips to get to the fish. With Kip it is an easy journey with urban amenities nearby."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Top Notch,
November 12, 2014
By: MontanaHack
from Missoula, MT
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"Kip exceeded all expectations for our fall muskie trip. Neither of us had any previous experience with chasing muskie on the fly and Kip provided all the gear, instruction, and local knowledge to line us up for four shots at good fish on our first day out. He is patient, professional, and everything you'd look for in a fishing guide."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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Misssissippi Surprise,
November 4, 2014
By: Bobbass
from Minneapolis, MN, USA
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""We could not have picked a better day to float down the Mississippi in a river boat. Bass fishing is Kip’s specialty and his professionalism really rang true. With his knowledge of the river, his ability to locate areas along the shorelines where the bass would be in hiding and his expertise in maneuvering his river boat with nothing but oars, my wife and I experienced the best bass fishing imaginable.
We have fished many lakes in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, including the Boundary Waters, in search of small mouths but for the number of fish caught and their size, we now know that river fishing is where it’s at. If you love bass fishing, this trip is a must.
The picture of Gail holding her 19 ½” smallie was taken at the same time I was battling an 18” one. Smallies, all day long, cast after cast. We hold fond memories of our day on the river an look forward to seeing you again next year".
Thanks Kip.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
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The Real Deal,
November 2, 2014
By: jerryfromaz
from Tucson Arizona
"I fished with Kip as part of the Orvis 2014 Muskie School. Kip has a great knowlege of the local water, where the fish are and how to catch them. He wants to put you on fish and works hard to make that happen. He has a great down to earth personality and has enough interesting stories to make the time between strikes fly by. The day just seemed to end too soon.
I had the trip of a lifetime with Kip, two muskies, one 45 inches, and a 21 inch smallmouth on my first day!
I have already booked a smallmouth trip with Kip for August and am considering another Orvis Muskie School in October.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
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great fly fishing guides,
October 30, 2014
By: DanielMex
from Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
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"I went with the guides from Wildwood float trips last month first to fish for smallmouth and then for the Orvis Musky School. In both cases, my experiences with them were great. The smallmouth fishing with Nick was great, we landed several even when this was not the peak time of the year. I also learned a lot in the Musky school, and I notices that Kip and all the guides will do everything possible to make the fishing trip fully enjoyable. I will definitely go back to fish with them sometime soon."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes