From walleye to bluegill to northern pike, you’ll find a variety of species while fishing the lakes of the Minnesota Northwoods. It’s a major reason why anglers have such great success among all the general fishing areas in the state of Minnesota. You can push off from the dock in the morning, intent on a shore lunch of fresh pan-fried walleye, find the going a bit tough and instead “settle” for a banquet of delicate northern pike. Dredge the fillets in seasoned flour, slide ‘em into an oiled pan and slice a few fresh lemon wedges. Now that’s eatin’—Northwoods Country style.


Finding a great public land to hunt can often be a challenge. Luckily, the search is not nearly as difficult as it is in other states for Minnesota hunters. Minnesota boasts well-managed state forests, national forests, state wildlife management areas (WMA), and federal waterfowl production areas (WPAs), all abundant with wildlife.