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Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN

The 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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4 of 4(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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding Guide!,
April 17, 2013
By: Wandrews789
from Minnesota
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"I’ve been a trout fisherman for decades but only occasionally fished for smallmouth bass and musky here in the Midwest. That is until I found Kip several years ago. He turned me on to the terrific rivers we have here in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
On my first trip with Kip, my brother-in-law--a staunch trout flyfisher from Montana--and I caught SEVERAL smallies in the +20” range and a bunch in the upper teens. My BIL couldn’t believe it. Now, whenever he comes through town, he insists that we call Kip for a trip.
It’s clear to see why. Kip is a pro. He’s an expert rower (often the downfall of lesser guides) and knows how to catch fish. He can teach beginners and even teach stubborn experienced flyfishers like me new tricks.
But most of all, Kip is a blast to spend time with. I hire several guides every year and the good ones not only know their craft inside and out, but also make it fun. Kip is that kind of guide."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Good Times,
April 16, 2013
By: MudShark7
from Minnesota
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"Kip is easily the best guide in the area. In addition to being prepared and knowing exactly where to go, he is so friendly and it felt like I was fishing with my best friend."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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5 / 5
Novice Fly Fisherman,
April 16, 2013
By: Smallmouth
from Bloomington, MN, USA
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5 / 5
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"I was introduced to fly fishing by a friend and long term client of Kip's about 4 years ago. Being a rod-n-reel fisherman all my life I was looking for a new challenge. I was a little intimidated by the new technique of fly fishing, but with Kip’s guidance, patience, and top of line gear I was hitting the bank within two hours and landing numerous smallmouth and a few gators. Every year since I have booked a smallmouth trip with Kip and due to his vast knowledge of the area we have fished a different river system with great success.
Book a trip with Kip and you will learn a new technique, catch a lot of fish, have a great time, and a good laugh.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips, MN
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Best in The Midwest ( or anywhere),
April 15, 2013
By: Anonymous
from St. Paul, Minnesota
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"I've been guided by Kip for over 8 years. The reason I keep coming back is really for 3 reasons.
1. I catch fish.
2. I catch a lot of fish.
3. I catch a lot of big fish.
Oh, and to top it off, he's the easiest and most cordial person to be with on the face of the planet."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes