Fishing & Camping


About Mort's

Mort’s on Upper Red has been a fishing hot spot since 1960! Located on beautiful Upper Red Lake in Northern Minnesota, Mort’s offers summer and winter access to Upper Red Lake.  Upper Red has a long history of producing some of the best walleye fishing action in northern Minnesota. Trophy class northern pike, slab crappie and jumbo perch also reside in Upper Red and provide fisherman with more opportunities.


After a day out on the lake, come on in to Mort’s and enjoy a cold one.  Share your fishing stories of the day and unwind. Our lodge offers beer, wine coolers, set ups, pizza, snacks and more.  If you prefer to spend the day on shore, catch some sun on the sand beach or relax at one of the RV sites or campsites. Our lodge also has showers and bathrooms which are open 24 hours a day.


Sleep. Fish. Repeat

Fishing resort on Upper Red Lake.

Winter Fishing

Summer Fishing

Camping & RV Sites

Bait & Tackle

Easy Lake Access

Fish House Rental & Storage

About the Owners

Bill Lundy

Bemidji's Pro Fishing Guide Service


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Bill’s passion for fishing started at a very young age and has continued to grow over the years. It didn’t matter if he was fishing from a dock, on shore or in a boat as long as he was fishing. His passion has grown deeper over the years and he has been able to turn that passion into a career. He started Bemidji’s Pro Guide Service in 2015 and in December 2018 purchased Mort’s on Upper Red with fellow guide and friend, Chad Benson.  


Bill guides in the Bemidji area which includes Lake Bemidji, Cass Lake chain, Lake Plantagenet and many other area lakes. He also guides in the Blackduck and Northome areas. Walleye is the primary target species, but he will guide for northern pike, crappie, and panfish.  


When not working, Bill spends his time on his farm in Bagley. He also likes to spend time on the 4-wheeler with his wife Carrie and daughter Brynn. Bill is looking forward to offering guided trips on Upper Red and hopes to spend some time with you on the water or ice!

Chad Benson

Chad's Guide Service


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Chad always knew he wanted to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. He grew up watching and learning from him how to hunt, fish and respect the outdoors. In 1991, Chad started to develop Chad’s Guide Service and became a full time fishing guide.  Over the years, he has spent countless hours guiding on the many lakes the Bemidji area has to offer, including Cass Lake, Lake Bemidji and Lake Plantagenet to name a few.


In 2004, Chad headed north to Upper Red Lake and started Chad’s Red Lake Rentals. Since then, he has divided his time between the Bemidji area in the summer and Upper Red in the winter. In December 2018, Chad purchased Mort’s on Upper Red with fellow guide and friend, Bill Lundy.


When Chad isn’t working, he spends his time shed hunting, archery hunting, and fishing on Lake Superior. He also likes to go to “the lakes less traveled” and spend the day fishing. His daughters keep him and wife Stefanie plenty busy. Together, they have McKenzie and Leah. Chad is looking forward to the new adventure of owning a resort and hopes to see you on the ice or open water!


“My first time on Red Lake. It was the best experience fishing out of Mort’s on Upper Red. Very very helpful with tips and the service is unmatched to anything I have ever experienced in my fishing journey. I recommend them.”

– Dondo H.

“I just wanted to thank Bill, Caleb and Chad for such a great fishing trip.  The guys were so nice and helpful.  Aside from the fish not biting alot, and not getting to take Poppy home with me, the trip was 100% perfect! I can’t wait to come back!”

– Nicole M-C

“Great time fishing and they were willing to help with anything.  I would definitely recommend and will be back for sure.” 

– Bill L.

“Great group of people who own and work there. Thanks Chad and Caleb.”

– Mike R.

“Great guys that know the fishing industry very well.  Get ahold of them if you’re going to Red Lake.”

– Bruce J.


18335 Mort Ln NE, Kelliher, MN 56650

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