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Jim Knapp

Cap't Jim's Guide Service

I spent my summers growing up on Rainy Lake a few miles from the Rainy Lake Houseboat base. I graduated from International Falls High School and went on to college where I played hockey for the University of MN-Duluth Bulldogs. I have been a faculty member at UMD in the Department of Applied Human Science for the past thirty-three years. Nineteen of those years I served as assistant and associate head hockey coach for the UMD Men’s Hockey program. And yes, I do teach a fishing skills class for the Outdoor Education program at UMD which helps feed my passion for fishing and being in the outdoors. I would love to share my passion and love for fishing with anyone interested in catching fish on beautiful Rainy Lake! I am still a member of this great organization however I have retired from guiding. 

Contact Jim Knapp
(Not taking reservations)
(218) 349-9110
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