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Fishing in Minnesota, A brief look

Minnesota is a rolling land of varied fishing and scenery, and its more than 10,000 lakes of "crystal blue" water have much to offer fishermen. At least 2,000 lakes in Minnesota are large and offer first class fishing. Fishing guides, resorts, and tackle shops are all easy to find at almost all the large fishing lakes in Minnesota. Walleye fishing in Minnesota is the most sought after by most visiting and residing anglers. Bass fishing is popular in some of the smaller fishing lakes in Minnesota. Canoeing and kayak fishing in Minesotat is excellent along the wilderness of the Quetico-Superior area. Fishing guides can be found out of Ely and Winton.

Fly fishing in Minnesota is also a popular option, specifically for bluegill fishing. Nearly every Minnesota lake offers northern pike fishing. For trout fishing in Minnesota, hire a fishing guide specializing in northeastern Minnesota around the Duluth area. Some excellent Lake trout fishing can be found at Mountain Lake, Clearwater, Seagull, West Pike, Snowbank and Gunflint. Lake trout can also be fished by trolling the waters of Lake Superior. Minnesota fishing guide tip: Pike are taken on spoons and plugs and are often taken by slow-speed trolling.

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Minnesota Fishing Locations

Fishing in Minnesota is the most prevalent in the following areas: Mountain Lake, Clearwater, Seagull, West Pike, Snowbank, Gunflint, Lake Superior, Mille Lacs, Winnebigoshish, Lake of the Woods, Kabetogama, Red lakes, Tamerac River, Shetek Lake, Spring Lake, Minnewaska Lake, Lake Traverse, St. Croix River, Rainy, Little Vermilion, Basswood Lake, Leech Lake

Minnesota Fishing Species

Popular Minnesota fishing species include: Walleye, panfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, lake trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, muskellunge, northern pike, bluegills, smelt

Featured Cities in Minnesota

Lake VermilionBrainerdWatertown
Chippewa FallsNorth Branch
Two HarborsPrior LakeTwin Cities
BloomingtonBig LakeZimmerman
St BonifaciusAlexandriaWaite Park
DuluthWalkerLaporte
Leech LakeRowan LakeVirginia