Plan your trip to Minnesota
Why would a traveler look anywhere other than to the Land of 10,000 Lakes for the perfect fishing getaway? Minnesota offers anglers the perfect fishing trip destination regardless of the season during which you are planning your getaway. Summer fishing trips to the Boundary Waters, North Shore, or Brainerd Lakes area will definitely fill your live wells with a wide variety of panfish, walleye, and northern pike. Do you have your own ice shack? If not, there are plenty of properties in northern Minnesota that rent these portable dwellings out during the winter for a fun-filled ice fishing getaway. Just remember to bring your long underwear along!
Featured Fishing Resorts and Lodges in Minnesota
Sugar Lake Lodge is the perfect destination for your next Minnesota fishing retreat. The Grand Rapids area is central to many great walleye lakes like Leach, Winnebegosh and Bowstring. But you can also get some incredible fishing done right onsite at Sugar Lake! Grab bait from the marina and cast your line for walleye, sunfish, crappy and bass!
The rivers around Lake Superior offer some fantastic fly-fishing opportunities. Reel in rainbow, brown, and brook trout from these sparkling waters. If you'd prefer a more traditional approach, haul in the area's famous walleye or battle behemoth salmon during the springtime. Make South Pier Inn the central hub for your Minnesota fishing...
Great fish stories are spun on Gull Lake -- chock full of northern, bass, walleye and panfish -- and other legendary lakes in the area. Begin yours on one of Cragun's fully guided fishing trips, led by anglers with 30-plus years of guiding experience. Or, just rent a boat from the marina and embark on your own fishing adventure.
Fish Trap Lake is the perfect place for anglers of all levels! Walleye are stocked annually in the lake by the Minnesota DNR. Catch trophy northern pike or largemouth bass and grill them up with the family at the end of the day! Guide services are available to help you find your fishing hot spot.
Gull Lake is famous for its plentiful walleye, northern, bass, sunnies and bluegill. And Gull Four Seasons Resort offers the finest Minnesota fishing vacation with boat rentals, gas, lifts, fishing cabins and much more. Let them recommend an expert guide!
Fishing is a big part of the fun at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. Guided fishing tours are a great option, and you should get ready to catch all sorts of species including crappies, walleye, bass, trout and muskie. The onsite marina offers fishing boats equipped with 8 hp and 15 hp motors, so all you need to bring is your fishing license - everything...
Hiawatha showcases pontoons, fishing boats, houseboats and more for everyone from serious anglers to novice fishermen on your Minnesota fishing vacation, along with an onsite muskie guide. Leech Lake is known as the "muskie capital of the world," but it also has an abundance of walleye and northern.
The proof is in the fishing: Birch Lake was recently rated the No. 2 walleye lake in Minnesota. Fish the bays and coves of its more than 6,000 acres with a guide or on your own. River Point has a full-service marina, seven dock sites and complimentary fishing seminars to enhance your experience.
Zippel Bay is sure to be full of big catches and great times among 65,000 miles of shoreline, 14,000 islands and the highest walleye/sauger limits in Minnesota. Enjoy Northwoods ice fishing from heated houses or hop aboard a summer charter trip. After your fish-filled day, a warm meal is waiting for you in the lodge.
There are bass in the Root River and poles and tackle to rent from the Cedar Valley – perfect for your Minnesota fishing vacation. Nearby you'll find 10 excellent trout streams within 20 minutes of the resort. After your day of fishing in beautiful Minnesota Bluff Country, a deluxe cabin awaits your return.
Located on the shores of Long Lake, Lakecrest Resort is the perfect place to spend your next Minnesota fishing vacation. This beautiful lake is 360 acres and has a depth of 63 feet, making it a great location for casting your line. Teeming with bass, crappie, walleye, northern and sunfish, you're sure to reel in some incredible catches.
Walker Bay is one of the most desirable fishing locations on Leech Lake, and BlueWater Lodge places you right where you need to be to make that lucky catch. Leech Lake's fishing population is closely monitored by the Leech Lake Task Force, a group of local business owners dedicated to ensuring the health of Leech Lake and it's fishing population....
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