Archive for the ‘Destination Spotlight’ Category

  • Lake Osakis

    Lake Osakis

    • 4968 Views • Central MN, Destination SpotlightComments Off on Lake Osakis

    Covering 6,270 acres Lake Osakis is well known for great angling and recreational activities. It is also the headwaters of the Sauk River with a small channel that brings you through to Little Lake Osakis. The lake has a diverse fish population and is known...

  • Leech Lake

    • 1739 Views • Destination Spotlight, Northwest MNComments Off on Leech Lake

    Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota, covering 102,947 acres. It gets down to 156 ft deep, but most of the lake is under 35 ft deep. The state record whitefish and pumpkinfish were both caught here, and Leech Lake is a popular destination for...

  • Lake Traverse

    Lake Traverse

    • 7173 Views • Destination Spotlight, Places, Southern MNComments Off on Lake Traverse

    With 11,528 acres Lake Traverse spans 16 miles in length and covers a width of around a half mile. At 12 feet it is a shallow lake in which fisherman should study the contour map before boating as shallow reef areas exist, especially near the islands and in...

  • Big Stone Lake

    Big Stone Lake

    • 2510 Views • Destination Spotlight, Places, Southern MNComments Off on Big Stone Lake

    Big Stone Lake is located along the Minnesota/South Dakota border and is the source of the Minnesota River. A narrow lake, it is 27 miles long and 1 mile wide spanning 12,610 acres. It is a productive lake and a popular recreational destination for Southern...

  • Lake Winnibigoshish

    Lake Winnibigoshish

    • 1813 Views • Central MN, Destination SpotlightComments Off on Lake Winnibigoshish

    Lake Winnibigoshish (Lake Winnie to the locals) is the 8th largest lake in MN, covering 58,544 acres. 95% of it’s shoreline is undeveloped, providing a scenic fishing experience and an abundance of wildlife. Lake Winnie walleye fishing is the reason most...

  • Upper Red Lake

    Upper Red Lake

    • 2522 Views • Destination Spotlight, Northwest MNComments Off on Upper Red Lake

    At 107,832 acres, Upper Red Lake is the 7th largest lake in MN. 60% of the lake is under the jurisdiction of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians. Upper Red Lake Fishing Regulations have been widely publicized in recent years. Thankfully, a cooperative...