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Explore the Land of 10,000 Lakes
From the shores of Lake Minnetonka, to the depths of Lake Superior, there’s a wealth of fishing options for avid anglers visiting Minnesota.
Lake Superior is the largest of all the lakes – it stretches across all of northern Wisconsin, and into Canadian waters.
Northern Minnesota cities Grand Marais, and Duluth are set just along the western shore of Lake Superior, and yield the easiest access to the lake.
Thief River Falls, and Bemidji are the next nearest cities, set to the west – enjoy the scenic drive.
Otter Tail Lake is more centrally located in Minnesota, and much smaller than Lake Superior, reaching a total of 21-square miles.
Fergus Falls, a charming little city, is set to the west, and Alexandria is south of Otter Tail Lake. Other anglers travel in from Detroit Lakes, situated to the north.
Mille Lacs Lake, the second largest lake in Minnesota, is set virtually in between Lake Superior and Otter Tail Lake – and north of Minneapolis. Cast your favorite bait and be patient – the selection of smallmouth bass, northern pike, and walleye are sure to nibble an investigation.
Just west of the Minneapolis is Lake Minnetonka, a very large, and very popular destination for anglers, and boating enthusiast, alike. Measuring at more than 14,000 acres in area, and totally 125 miles of shoreline, Lake Minnetonka is the ideal location for summer time aquatic adventures with the family, or a serene ice fishing trip during the winter.
Make the trip in from nearby Chaska, Eden Prairie, or Plymouth, set to the north of Lake Minnetonka.
Lake Minnetonka Yields Huge Bounties
Fishing in Minnesota is an exciting adventure fit for any time of year. The fall and winter bring excellent ice fishing, while spring and summer see great bounties of fish caught right from the shores.
Travel into the Twin Cities on your next fishing quest and experience Lake Minnetonka.
Set to the west of downtown Minneapolis, Lake Minnetonka is over 14,000 acres in size, with a staggering 125 miles of shoreline, perfect for an afternoon of fishing.
Lake Minnetonka features an array of fish, ranging from largemouth bass, and northern pike, to the white sucker, and the yellow bullhead.
Travel in from nearby cities like Plymouth, Eagan, and Bloomington and cast out – you can’t catch if you don’t cast.
Fish the Depths of Lake Superior
Catching the northeastern shoreline of Minnesota, Lake Superior is massive in size – more than 49,000 square miles taking it across all of northern Wisconsin, and into Canadian waters.
Visit Duluth, a pleasant port city in northern Minnesota, set just along the shore of Lake Superior.
From here, find a cozy spot along the miles or shore and cast out – the lake is known to yield excellent catches in longnose sucker, northern pike, brook trout, atlantic salmon, and round whitefish.
Northeast of Duluth, along the same shoreline of Lake Superior, is Grand Marais. A lovley lakeside city, Grand Marais hosts the annual Dragon Boat Festival and yields tremendous fishing opportunities.
Launch your boat at any one of the nearby launching bays, or hold up on the shore and cast out. Lake Superior charters are available for visitors with out a boat. Travelers come in from as far west as Bemidji to enjoy the fishing of Lake Superior.
Enjoy the Grandeur of Mille Lacs Lake
Travel into the area from nearby Minneapolis and explore Mille Lacs Lake.
One of Minnesota’s biggest lakes, Mille Lacs Lake covers more than 132,000 acres, and has a healthy abundance of fish – walleye, large and smallmouth bass, muskie, and northern pike, just to name a few.
On your next fishing adventure through the North Star State, travel in from Alexandria and check out St. Cloud.
Nicknamed the Granite City, St. Cloud is a north of St. Paul, and features it’s own blend of small town charm. It proves to be a great place to stay at any time year due to it’s proximity to Mille Lacs Lake.
Spend the morning fishing the waters for that record breaking jumbo perch, and then head on back to a cozy room at the Best Western hotel in St. Cloud.
Other travelers choose from engaging cities like Monticello, or Coon Rapids – both also just to the south of Mille Lacs Lake, and equally as entertaining. The Twin Cities area, in general, offers it’s guests a chance to visit Mille Lacs Lake – enjoy the scenic drive north – don’t forget to stock your tackle box.
Catch a Record Breaker at Otter Tail Lake
Located in the west-central region of Minnesota, Otter Tail Lake is a natural wonder.
At 21 square miles, and with a maximum depth of 120 feet, Otter Tail Lake is big enough to support a wealth of anglers, while maintaining room for boaters and jet skiers.
Travel in from St. Cloud and cast out – Otter Tail Lake is known to yield bounties of walleye, and northern Pike – two of the most sought after fish in the area.
To the south of Otter Tail Lake is Alexandria. When traveling into Alexandria, you’ll be greeted by the Statue of Big Ole the Viking – be sure to snap a few pictures with him before you head north to the lake.
Once there, pick out a good spot under a tree, or find that perfect cove where the big record breakers might be hiding.
West of Otter Tail Lake is Fergus Falls, an engaging little city known for the George B. Wright Park, and yielding quick access to the lake. Make the scenic, 45 minute drive to Otter Tail Lake and enjoy the beautiful struggle of wrestling with a northern pike.
North of Otter Tail Lake is Detroit Lakes, an entertaining if not small city – but one that yields swift and easy access to the lake. Make the drive to the lake and catch some dinner. When your done, head on back and enjoy the warmth and comfort of a Best Western hotel.