Minnesota fishing vacations are some of the best in the United States and the Brainerd Lakes area is proud to host some of the best fishing Minnesota has to offer.

The Brainerd Lakes Area offers hundreds of quality fishing lakes from small to large-including the famous Gull Lake, Pelican Lake, and the Whitefish Chain. Your next Brainerd Minnesota fishing vacation is sure to include the fun, excitement and relaxation that this beautiful area of Minnesota is known for. Fish for Walleye, Northern Pike, panfish, trout, Large & small mouth bass, and more. To help ensure your trip is a success our Brainerd Minnesota fishing guides are ready to show you the secrets and take the hassle out of your fishing expedition. Or launch your own boat and enjoy exploring the magnificent shorelines and open water of these pristine lakes.

Fishing Minnesota lakes in the Brainerd area is a great way to get away, enjoy being out on the water-and to relax in the wonder of the natural woodlands, the fresh air and the opportunity to be in nature for a while. Be sure to stay at one of our Brainerd hotels and indoor water parks which offer a variety of water park attractions.No matter what you're looking for in a fishing experience, Minnesota fishing vacations in the Brainerd lakes area are sure to have it all.


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Gull Lake is the largest and most popular lake in the area and a draw for multi species fishing and water sports. The Gull Lake chain consists of eight lakes and bays and runs from just north of Braienrd to Nisswa Lake through a series of lakes and channels. There are several restaurants on the lake accessable by boat and snowmobile.  Round Lake is a small lake connected to Gull and a popular local lake for fishing. North Long is not connected to Gull but located very close and is a very popular lake for fishing and water sports. The very popular Ivens on the Bay is located on the lake and accessable by boat.

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Map showing lakes and rivers infested with aquatic invasive species, specifically zebra mussels, milfoil, and spiny water flea. 

Lake Water Quality:
Map showing the lake water quality trend for the larger lakes in Crow Wing County.  Users can click on the lake to pull up additional information, including links to water quality reports and factsheets as well as the lake association website.

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Fishing Report


Our Brainerd Minnesota fishing report covers the Brainerd Lakes Area and is updated weekly by a variety of local fishing guides and fishing enthusiests including Visit Brainerd staf. No hunting, shopping, or updates on other areas just fishing reports, tricks, and tips to help make your fishing getaway a success.

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