Ice Fishing on Lake Reno in Glenwood, Minnesota

Ice Fishing on Lake Reno in Glenwood, Minnesota
Glenwood is located in Pope County, Minnesota and is an excellent fishing destination for ice anglers. Lake Reno is situated between Glenwood and Alexandria, providing productive ice fishing during the winter months. The lake is stocked with a variety of game fish and also hosts ice fishing tournaments.

Lake Reno

Lake Reno is a 3,722-acre lake with a maximum depth of 23 feet. Approximately 5.5 miles long and 2.5 miles wide, Lake Reno is the second largest lake in Pope County. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the lake is abundant with walleye due to natural reproduction and supplemental fry stockings. Ice fishing is offered at the lake every winter.

Lake Reno
Area Fisheries Supervisor
23070 North Lakeshore Drive
Glenwood, MN 56334


Ice Fishing

Lake Reno provides an ice fishing destination to anglers in search of panfish and walleye every winter. The east side of the lake is also a hot spot for sunfish ice fishing. According to Minnesota Sportsman Magazine, Lake Reno has a well-deserved reputation as a productive walleye lake where ice anglers who stay mobile can catch walleye successfully--especially in January. The lake has a little bottom structure, where it is a good strategy to drill plenty of holes and keep moving. Yellow perch is another common ice fishing species at Lake Reno.


A fishing license is required at Lake Reno and ice anglers are allowed no more than two lines per hole. Anglers must remain within 200 feet of their fishing lines at all times. Leaving lines unattended is prohibited at any time. No more than one line is allowed for those who fish in a dark house or use any hand-held ice fishing rods. It is unlawful to use whole or parts of game fish, goldfish or carp for bait.


Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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