Fishing in Baudette, Minnesota

Fishing in Baudette, Minnesota
Baudette, Minnesota, is a small community located on the Rainy River and near Lake of the Woods. Baudette is near the Canadian border. Anglers can go for a myriad of species in the river and lake, including trout, perch, bass and walleye. Be aware of the waters you are fishing and where the international border is, as it is easy to boat or float into the Canadian side. It is possible to fish year-round at Lake of the Woods and Baudette, as the walleye hit during the winter, making for good ice fishing. Make sure to have both Minnesota and Ontario fishing licenses should you opt to fish both sides of the border.

Lake of the Woods Bait and Tackle

If you are planning to fish the region without a guide and charter service, Lake of the Woods Bait and Tackle's staff is available to provide information, tips and updated fish reports. Minnesota state fishing licenses are available for purchase at the outfitter. The staff members are professional fishing guides in the region and are available for custom trips should you decide to have a guided outing. Bait, tackle, minnows, leeches and wax-worms are available at the store.

Lake of the Woods Bait and Tackle
3263 Fishery Road NW
Baudette, MN 56623
218-634-1339
logcabinbait.com

Schuster's Resort and Charters

Schuster's Resort and Charters offers walleye fishing charters into Lake of the Woods. A range of multiday packages are offered, as well as day trips. All charters include use of fishing gear, tackle, bait, fish cleaning and bagging, boat service with captain and guide. You should provide your own sunglasses (preferably polarized,) sun hat, extra clothing, soft-soled shoes, lunch and drinks. Charters can accommodate a maximum of six people. Charters run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Black bear, moose, pelicans, loons and eagles are frequently spotted on trips.

Schuster's Resort and Charters
3140 State Highway 172 NW
Baudette, MN 56623
800-243-2412
fishingschusters.com

Wheelers Point Resort

Wheelers Point Resort offers fishing charters on Lake of the Woods. Walleye fishing is the specialty. The charter boats used at Wheelers Point use electronic fish-finder equipment and have on-board toilets. Charters include use of all fishing gear, tackle and bait, boat service, guide and cooler with ice. Bring your own sun protection (hat and sunglasses,) food, drinks, extra clothing and a camera. Wheelers Resort also takes guests out for bass, northern pike and sturgeon. Keep an eye out for loons, eagles and other sea and shore birds during trips.

Wheelers Point Resort
2605 River Lane NW
Baudette, MN 56623
218-634-2629
wheelerspoint.com

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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