Ice Fishing


Brainerd Minnesota has long been a fishing destination and the winter months are no exception. With over four hundred lakes and rivers within twenty five miles you are sure to find the species and ice fishing experience you are looking for. We have lakes that offer Trout, Walleye, Northern Pike, Panfish, Bass, and more.  Explore one of our small quiet lakes for big pike and Panfish or chase Mr. Walleye on Round Lake, North Long Lake, or Gull Lake just to name a few.

Want a story to tell friends for a lifetime then you need to join over 10,000 people on the ice at the  at the $150,000 Ice fishing Extravaganza, the world’s largest ice fishing contest held on Gull Lake. This is one experience that you and your group will never forget.

Even if you do not have your own equipment fish house rentals are available with all of the gear and bait you need for a great winter Minnesota Fishing getaway. Or if you prefer there are many great local fishing guides available to take you and your group out to the ice and put you on fish. You can even take a break from the fishing action and enjoy lakeside dining on Gull Lake.

Be sure to keep an eye on our Brainerd fishing reports . That way you will know when the fish are biting so you can head our way to experience a great Minnesota fishing getaway, Brainerd Style!

When you visit Brainerd be sure to stay at one of our Brainerd hotels, Baxter hotels, or Brainerd/Baxter water parks which give yu centralized access to everything that the Brainerd Lakes area has to offer, all the comforts and conveniences that you deserve, and a special discount on half day or full day guided fishing trips from our partners Leisure Outdoor Adventures and S & W Guide Service.

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