Category Archives: Fishing & Boating

Fishing &  Boating

Community Keeps Whitefish Chain Healthy

[caption id="attachment_7520" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A late-fall sunset over Cross Lake on the Whitefish Chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] The lakes of the Whitefish Chain are the pride and joy of the area community, providing us with scenery, fishing, boating, wildlife habitat and so much more. That's why the community also works hard to keep the…
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Kayaking the chain

[caption id="attachment_5140" align="alignnone" width="600"] Kayaking a lake near the Whitefish Chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] It's easy, peaceful, and a whole different perspective on the lake. Kayaking has been around for a long time, but many people don't realize just how easy, convenient and fun it is to kayak the Whitefish Chain area. Because kayaks…
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See fascinating boats at the annual wood boat rendezvous

One of the most popular events on the Whitefish Chain is almost here- the Whitefish Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous. On this Saturday, June 15, a huge variety of spectacular wood boats will descend on Moonlite Bay in Crosslake. The show begins at Moonlite Bay at 9 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. with…
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Fishing Opener is May 11- and Fun for Everyone!

  Whether you're an avid angler or not, you'll find there's plenty of fun to be had on and around the Whitefish Chain during this year's fishing opener. Roughly half a million anglers take to the water on fishing opener, according to the MN DNR, and in our (admittedly biased) opinion, the Whitefish Chain is…
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Ice Fishing Extravaganza is this Weekend

[caption id="attachment_6460" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Anglers fish in the 2013 Ice Fishing Extravaganza.[/caption] One of the biggest events in the area is this Saturday, Jan. 26: the Brainerd Jaycee's $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The word "extravaganza" has perhaps never before been used so accurately. The ice fishing contest held just south of the Whitefish Chain boasts…
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Enjoy the Whitefish Chain Lakes Safely This Winter

As the ice grows thicker on the lakes and the weather grows steadily cooler, we on the Whitefish Chain of Minnesota want to remind outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the lake ice safely this winter. There is a certain magic in walking out onto a frozen lake. The perfectly smooth surface and cold, crisp air create…
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Great shore fishing spots

[caption id="attachment_7063" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This early-morning fall view from the dam in Crosslake shows the handicap accessible fishing pier on the left (north) side of the river.[/caption] If you're a fisherman without a boat, if you just like to dabble in the activity or you want to get some kids out fishing, there are some…
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Fall Colors Approach Their Peak

Fall colors are heating up on the Whitefish Chain! The area is exploding with color, and gazing at the blaze of color is a favorite fall pass time. While there are so many ways to see the fall color, from bike rides to hikes to scenic drives, we want to recommend that this year you…
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Paddle the Star Chain

[caption id="attachment_7024" align="aligncenter" width="449"] Paddle the Star Lake Chain and enjoy culvert tunnels like this one.[/caption] The next lakes south of the Whiteifish Chain include among them Star Lake and several other small connecting lakes that are fun to paddle, especially now as the leaves begin to change. This paddle, originally done by the Crow…
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See the Ski Loons, and other fun events this week

[caption id="attachment_6973" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A shot from the 2015 Brainerd Ski Loons show. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Have you ever seen a water skiing pyramid? Where the skiers are stacked on top of one another and flying across the lake? You can see this and a lot more at a Brainerd Ski Loons show, coming…
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