Go Fishing in Woodbury With Mighty Musky Guide Josh Stevenson

Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise.

Not far from Valley Creek Apartments is the 164-mile St. Croix River, a scenic stretch of water bursting with wildlife and peaceful surrounds. Booking a guided fishing trip on the river with Josh Stevenson adds a level of excitement to a day on the river. The fish are biting and your cooler will be full by the last cast of the day. It’s one of the best spots to go fishing in Woodbury.

Fishing in Woodbury with Josh Stevenson

Josh Stevenson has 20 years of professional guiding experience and is a licensed U.S. Coast Guard captain. Since 1999, Josh has held the state record for catching Minnesota’s largest tiger musky. Musky fishing is still his favorite pastime, but he also guides trips for walleye, northern pike, and bass. His reputation for personable enthusiasm is only overshadowed by his result-driven and knowledgeable expertise. You can sometimes catch Josh on the Outdoor Channel’s The Hunt For Big Fish with Larry Dahlberg.

The Fishing Trip

Josh provides everything you and your group need the day of the fishing trip, including his Skeeter MX 2025 boat. Tackle, rods, and other supplies will all be on board, and Josh’s wife, Laura, packs a Yeti cooler with a delicious lunch, plus snacks and water. All you need to bring is a “positive fishing attitude,” rain gear, and a valid fishing license. Both full day and half day trips are available.

Bait and Tackle Shop

Josh purchased Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle in Oakdale in 2004. He worked there as a teenager and jumped at the opportunity to purchase the shop when it came up for sale. His extensive knowledge of all things fishing led him to expand the inventory and create a popular venue for local anglers. The store carries a huge inventory of fishing supplies and equipment as well as live bait and propane refills. Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle provides a friendly atmosphere that encourages the telling of all fish tales!


Woodbury is a great place to live for nature enthusiasts. Valley Creek Apartments offer spacious luxury in a tranquil setting with modern amenities. It’s the perfect community to call home. For more information, please contact us to schedule a tour.

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