Best Fishing in Minnesota

This list represents the most popular fishing in Minnesota. Use this list to plan your next Minnesota fishing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Lake Minnetonka


Short Take: 14,310 acres; series of small lakes connected by short canals, heavy milfoil, boat docks, rocks, deep water. Rare, indeed, is a lake situated practically within the city limits of a major…
From the guidebook "America's Best Bass Fishing"
Wayzata, MN - Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Bass Lake Trail


Bass Lake is a spectacular recreation area that offers day hiking, overnight camping, canoeing, swimming, fishing, and snowshoeing. The hike circumnavigates the lake and covers a variety of terrain, t…
From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota"
Ely, MN - Fishing, Hiking - 5.9 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Secret - Blackstone - Ennis Lake Trail


Located in the Superior National Forest on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the Secret-Blackstone-Ennis Lake Trail ascends rocky, glacier-carved ridges that overlook small pothol…
From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota"
Ely, MN - Fishing, Hiking - 3.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge


A popular bird haven, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge lies along the Minnesota River Valley, where the prairies and floodplains provide habitat for approximately 226 species of migrating or…
From the guidebook "Hiking Minnesota"
Shakopee, MN - Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 6.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Zippel Bay Sate Park Campground


Located on the southern shore of Lake of the Woods, this is Minnesota's most northern state park. It is situated along a 2-mile stretch of beach in a birch and jack pine forest overlooking the oceanic…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Minnesota"
Williams, MN - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking
Published by Menasha Ridge Press