Plan Your Winter Ice Fishing Vacation in Crosslake

As temperatures drop, the days grow shorter, and the frost begins to move in, the excitement for ice fishing, snowmobiling, and skiing grows! If there’s one thing we’re known for in Minnesota, and especially Crosslake, it’s our transformation into a picturesque winter wonderland upon the first snowfall. It’s also true that winters in Minnesota tend […]

Plan Your Ice Fishing Vacation in Crosslake

people ice skating on the lake at Boyd Lodge

As temperatures drop, the days grow shorter, and the frost begins to move in, the excitement for ice fishing, snowmobiling, and skiing grows! If there’s one thing we’re known for in Minnesota, and especially Crosslake, it’s our transformation into a picturesque winter wonderland upon the first snowfall. It’s also true that winters in Minnesota tend […]

The Best Fishing Lakes in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Boy holding large fish from Whitefish Lake in Minnesota

  It’s no secret that Minnesota is home to world-class fishing. There’s a reason we’re called the Land of 10,000 Lakes! The only problem? With so many possible places to fish, finding and choosing the right fishing spot can take a while! To help narrow down your search, we’ve compiled a shortlist of the best […]

September 7, 2018 Fishing Report – Whitefish Lake

Walleyes are being found in 15 to 28 feet and hitting minnows or crawlers on Gull Lake, North Long Lake, and Whitefish Lake. Northern pike is scattered on the 8- to 20-foot weedlines and being caught with sucker minnows at North Long, Whitefish, and Pelican Lake. Bigger bass continues to be found on the deep […]

August 23, 2018 Fishing Report – Whitefish Lake

Walleyes are scattered in 8 to 25 feet and hitting jigs or live-bait rigs tipped with minnows on Gull Lake, North Long Lake, and Whitefish Lake. Sucker minnows are turning northern pike on the deep weedlines of Lake Edwards, North Long, and Pelican Lake. The 10- to 15-foot weedlines on most lakes are producing bass […]

August 9, 2018 Fishing Report – Whitefish Lake

Whitefish Lake is kicking out walleyes, with crawlers or leeches catching fish in 15 to 25 feet. Look for crappies on the 10- to 15-foot weedlines during the evenings and sunfish in 8 to 12 feet on most small lakes. Largemouth bass are hitting plastics in the 8- to 15-foot weeds, and northern pike are […]

August 2, 2018 Fishing Report – Whitefish Lake

Walleyes are scattered between 8 and 25 feet and hitting leeches on Gull Lake, Whitefish Lake, and North Long Lake. The 8- to 20- foot weed edges on North Long, Cullen Lake, and Whitefish are giving up pike on spinner baits or sucker minnows. Look for bass on the 6- to 15-foot weed edges of […]

July 27, 2018 Fishing Report – Whitefish Lake

You’ll find sunfish in 6 to 8 feet and some suspended crappies on the deep weedlines of North Long, Nisswa Lake, Upper Gull Lake, and Cullen Lake. North Long Lake, Whitefish Lake, and Gull Lake are giving up walleyes on leeches or redtails in 12 to 15 feet or 28 to 32 feet. Northern pike […]

July 6, 2018 Fishing Report – Whitefish Lake

The 12- to 16-foot weedlines are giving up walleyes on Gull Lake, North Long Lake, and Whitefish Lake.  Northern pike and largemouth bass remain an easy catch on the weedlines of most lakes as well. S & W Bait & Guide Service/Nisswa Guide League  (218) 829-7010

June 29, 2018 Fishing Report – Whitefish Lake

A slip bobber and leech have been turning walleyes between 4 to 12 feet in the area. Work the weedlines for bass and pike on North Long, Gull, Round Lake, Cullen Lake, and Whitefish Lake. The south end of Gull or North Long are safe bets for crappies in 10 to 12 feet and sunfish […]