If you are planning a fishing trip for this summer, consider going outside the box on your usual travels. A lot of people go straight to the coast, down to Florida, or the Great Lakes in Michigan. But if you are looking for some serious views, huge fish, and a great time, check out all that Minnesota has to offer! Did you know that central Minnesota is called “Lake Country” and encompasses more than 1,500 lakes and rivers? Here are some of the best places to go fishing in Minnesota.

Lake of the Woods

This beautiful lake is known as the Walleye Capital of the world! If you plan to go this summer, you can expect to see walleye, Sauger, Northern, Sturgeon Perch, Crappie, Some Muskie, and tons of bass. If you really want to experience this lake, come during ice fishing season! People come from all over to stay in these resorts and enjoy a day out on the ice, catching walleye! This lake alone has over 14,000 islands and is truly a site to see. Can’t make it out at 5am? At the Lake of the Woods, they are known for having fish that bite all day and will make your venture out totally worth it.

Sauk Lake

Welcome to Sauk Lake, home of Sinclair Lewis! This beautiful tourist destination offers some great fishing and is known for their ice fishing season! You can find walleyes, largemouth bass, northern pike, and even sunfish. It is an absolutely gorgeous site to see and you can spend the day cruising around these views. The lake is just over 2,000 acres and is fed by the Sauk River. This lake is set up for tourists and has several resorts and ice fishing houses for you to enjoy during your fishing trip.

Leech Lake

Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota and consists of over 100,000 Acres! People all over the country call this lake, a “Walleye Factory.”  In this lake you will find, walleyes, Muskie, jumbo perch, winter eelpout, and burbot fish. There are resorts all around this lake with professional guides ready to take you out on the water and have tips to help you catch each type of fish with season in mind. You can enjoy the views and abundance of fish when you choose to cruise around Leech Lake!

So, are you ready to head out to the Midwest? With thousands of lakes to choose from, beautiful resorts to stay at, and hungry fish waiting for you, it’s time to book this trip! Fishing can be such a great time when you are in the right place, with the right equipment. In Minnesota, you have access to amazing guides and pristine lakes. Adventure is awaiting you in Minnesota!

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