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For Release May 16, 2022

Border View Lodge Transitions Ownership

Baudette, Minn. (May 12, 2022)- For most fishing resort owners, running a quality operation takes dedication, grit and hard work. And after many years of doing just that, Mike and Lisa Kinsella are proud to announce the transition of ownership of Border View Lodge on Lake of the Woods, Minnesota.

Since taking ownership in 1981, the Kinsellas and their family have been dedicated to creating a quality fishing experience on Lake of the Woods. With both open water charter and guided ice fishing, Border View has been a destination where anglers and their families have come for generations to catch walleye and create memories.

Owner Lisa Kinsella notes, “We’re grateful to our employees and all of our guests that we’ve hosted over the years. These wonderful people have helped make Border View Lodge what it is today…a place that offers a quality Northern Minnesota fishing adventure. After putting our hearts and souls into the Lodge, we’re ready for our next chapter.”

Resort owners and business partners Joe Swanson and Pipasu Soni will take over the helm at Border View. No strangers to the fishing resort business, Swanson and Soni know the importance of the legacy of an established destination. “We’re incredibly excited to be able to step into a resort that has been serving anglers and their families for generations,” notes Swanson. “We are dedicated to continuing the Border View services and tradition that Mike and Lisa have worked so hard to build, providing an outstanding fishing experience to long-time customers.”

Border View Lodge is located on the Rainy River at Lake of the Woods in Baudette, Minnesota and provides charter and guided fishing for walleyes, northern pike and sturgeon. Lake of the Woods is a walleye fishing mecca and known as the “Walleye Capital of the World”..


If you’ve never spent a night in a sleeper house… Watch this video as Matt Johnson and his three boys spend a couple nights on the ice in one of our sleeper houses. These boys can fish!!


Have you fished our Chili Bowl Walleye Tournament?

We host a walleye tournament and Chili Dinner every October on the Rainy River.