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Minnesota Fishing Areas

Angling Destinations Weather Fish Species
April 20 2024


Minnesota Fishing Areas


Minnesota is a premier destination for anglers, offering a wide range of fishing opportunities. Some of the most popular angling destinations in the state include Lake of the Woods, Mille Lacs Lake, and the Brainerd Lakes Area. These locations offer excellent opportunities for catching a variety of species, including walleye, northern pike, musky, bass, and panfish.

The best times of year to fish in Minnesota vary depending on the species you're targeting. Generally, springtime is excellent for walleye and northern pike, while summer months are best for bass and musky. Fall is an excellent time for catching trophy-sized fish of all species. Average seasonal temperatures range from the mid-50s in the spring to the mid-70s in the summer.

When it comes to bait and lures, anglers have a wide range of options. Live bait, such as minnows and worms, is always a popular choice, but artificial lures such as spinners, jigs, and crankbaits are also effective. It's essential to match the bait to the species you're targeting and the conditions you're fishing in.

Interesting fishing facts about Minnesota include that the state has more than 11,000 lakes and is home to the largest freshwater fishing tournament in the world, the International Falls Bass Championship. Minnesota is also the birthplace of the famous Rapala fishing lure and is home to the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

In summary, Minnesota is an angler's paradise, offering a diverse range of fishing opportunities for all skill levels. With excellent fishing destinations, a variety of species to target, and unique fishing facts, it's no wonder that Minnesota is a top destination for anglers.

Location State Fish Habitat
Ackerman Lakes
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Acorn Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Adney Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Green Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Aerie Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Green Sunfish, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Agate Bay
Minnesota
Agnes Lake
Minnesota Black Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike
Aitkin Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Shorthead Redhorse, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Alice Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Allen Lake
Minnesota Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout
Amik Lake
Minnesota
Andrusia Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Shorthead Redhorse, Silver Redhorse, Green Sunfish, Walleye, Lake Whitefish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Ann Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Freshwater Drum, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Shorthead Redhorse, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Ann River
Minnesota
Annie Battle Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Shorthead Redhorse, Silver Redhorse, Green Sunfish, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Antler Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Apple Lake
Minnesota
Arthur Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Ash Lake
Minnesota Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Astrid Lake
Minnesota Rock Bass, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, African Pompano, Shorthead Redhorse, Silver Redhorse, Walleye
Bachelor Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Bad Axe Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Badger Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Bagley Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Ball Bluff Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Bigmouth Buffalo, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Ball Club Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Burbot, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Lake Whitefish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Balm Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Balsam Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Ban Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Bang Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Silver Redhorse, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Barbour Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Green Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Barnum Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Bartlett Lake
Minnesota Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse
Bass - Hubbard, Hubbard
Minnesota
Bass (South Island) Lake
Minnesota
Basswood Lake
Minnesota Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Burbot, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Lake Whitefish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Battle Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Bear Head Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Burbot, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Green Sunfish, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Bear Island Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Burbot, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Green Sunfish, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Bear Island Reservoir
Minnesota
Bearpawguides On Upper Red Lake
Minnesota
Beartrack Lake
Minnesota Yellow Perch, Silver Redhorse, Green Sunfish
Beast Lake
Minnesota Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse
Beatrice Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye
Beauty Lake
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Bigmouth Buffalo, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Green Sunfish, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Bee Cee Lake
Minnesota Rainbow Trout
Camp Four Lake
Minnesota
Crooked Lake Pier
Minnesota
Dacota Street Fishing Pier
Minnesota
Dark Lake
Minnesota
Franklin St. Fishing Pier
Minnesota
Huff Street Fishing Pier
Minnesota
Knuckey Lake
Minnesota
Lake Adley
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Lake Alexander
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Muskellunge, Tiger Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Shorthead Redhorse, Silver Redhorse, Green Sunfish, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Lake Alott
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Lake Anka
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Bigmouth Buffalo, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Common Carp, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Silver Redhorse, Walleye, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Lake Anne
Minnesota Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike
Little Rice Lake
Minnesota
Paradise Outfitters
Minnesota
Sweet's Fishing With Steve Sweet
Minnesota
Walleye Retreat
Minnesota
Woody's Fairly Reliable Guide Service
Minnesota

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