In the land of lakes, what's more Minnesotan than fishing on vacation? A great variety of fish call the Whitefish Chain of Lakes Region home, such as blue gills, crappie, walleye, northern pike and large mouth bass. Lake trout are being stocked annually into Trout Lake. Learn more about how to identify fish from the MN DNR. We also ask that you comply with the Minnesota laws regarding invasive species. Please clean all recreational equipment at the water's edge.
Everything from the worms to a guide are available in the Whitefish Area to help you hook into a memorable fishing experience. Check with your lodging property before your arrival, as they may sell live bait. Minnesota fishing licenses are available online and at area bait shops. Find everything about fishing in Minnesota from the DNR's new fishing website -- www.mndnr.gov/fishmn. Also ask your lodging host for their recommendations on experienced area fishing guides, or the best place to drop your line.
We've been the number #1 ranked service for Brainerd fishing guides for the past 20+ years. Our reputation for excellence earned us an exclusive home a one of Minnesota's largest resorts.
Our league provides you with some of the best fishing guides in the Brainerd Lakes Area with over 300 years of guiding experience.
We are on the water several times each week throughout the season, to bring you the latest hot action on several different species of fish. We specialize in lakes and rivers in one of the finest fishing and recreational areas in the Midwest.
At The Hot Spot Bait & Tackle we've got everything you need to stock up on before heading out to the lake. We're here to serve the Nisswa Lakes area with a family atmosphere centered around fishing.
Royal fishes all species of fish in 40 different lakes within a 30 mile radius of Brainerd including Gull Lake and Mille Lacs Lake. He has a special emphasis on walleye fishing, bass fishing, northern fishing and muskie fishing.
Specializing in Giant Musky Hunts on Lake Mille Lacs, and the surrounding Brainerd Minnesota area Lakes.
S & W Bait is home to the S & W Guide Service which has over 4 decades of fishing experience. S & W fishing guides are known as being some of the top fishing guides in the Brainerd area.
Brainerd Fishing Guide Service Sponsored by Mills Fleet Farm. Book a fishing trip, find fishing reports, tips and equipment recommendations.
Todd learned is walleye fishing skills while working for the legendary Marv Koep and his Nisswa fishing guides.
Bait & tackle and more. Outdoor equipment store. Rentals. Read a story
We maintain a large selection of high-quality minnows, leeches, worms, baitfish and nightcrawlers. Fishing tackle and lures are also available.
Rents pontoons, houseboats, fishing boats, canoes, outboard motors and personal watercraft. Full-service bait shop.
S & W Bait has all the supplies you need for your fishing experience in the Brainerd Lakes Area. S & W Bait carries night crawlers, leeches by the pound and a variety of minnows including the best supply in the area of the all important Redtails.
Water and snow recreational products. Half, full and multi-day pontoon rentals. Also houses full-service shop, retail store and boat sales. Yamaha snowmobile sales, service and rental.
Rents pontoons, competition ski/wakeboard boats, fishing boats, ski boats, CraigCats (compact boat) and jetskis (Personal Watercraft). Also rents ice houses and snowmobiles.
Rental of pontoon boat and jet skis. We deliver and launch for you! All rentals include appropriate personal flotation devices.
Sales and rental of kayaks, bikes and paddleboards. Wind, Water & Wheels provides shuttle service to area lakes and rivers for your kayaks or ours.
Pontoon rentals; boat, wake board & ski rentals. Boat sales and service. Bertha Boatworks, a leader in boat sales and service on the Whitefish Chain since 1977. Located on the shores of Minnesota's premier recreational lake, the Whitefish Chain of Lakes.
Crosslake MN’s location to rent Seadoo Jet Skis and Yamaha Wave Runners: one, two and three person machines for the day, days, week or longer.
Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle on area lakes, rivers and mine pit lakes. Equipment transportation is available to any area location.
Pontoon, ski boat and Personal Watercraft rentals. Dave's Sportland Rental in Nisswa, Minnesota provides you with the tools for an exciting summer vacation!
Formerly the Bait Box Marina. Rents pontoons, houseboats, fishing boats, canoes, outboard motors and personal watercraft. Full-service bait shop.
Lake Fun Rentals offers some of the finest quality Jet Ski, Pontoon, Boat and Fishing Pontoon rentals in the Brainerd Lakes Area.
Easy Riders offers rental equipment for your enjoyment, whether you're a visitor or resident in the area. We have the following equipment available: Bikes, Canoes, Kayaks, Ice Skates, Cross-Country Skis, Snowshoes, Rollerblades.
Fishing Report for
The Whitefish Area
Here's a great video on how to filet a northern so the Y-bones are not an issue.
Interactive Water Trails Map
Getting around afloat just got easier. The Minnesota DNR's interactive water trails map includes all 32 State Water Trails, in addition to public water accesses and campsites along each route. The map makes it easy to zoom, search, and pan and to find and print information about facilities.
- Springtime Crappies — Read more
- What's my line? Matching the Right Line to Fishing Conditions — Read more
- Fishing Guides Share Memories — Read more
- Early Season Largemout Bass — Read more
- Muskie Fishing
- 3-D Walleyes
- Walleyes, walleyes, walleyes: Minnesota's state fish all the range at Pine River egg-stripping station (link includes video of process)
- WAPOA, DNR project aims to improve walleye spawning in Hay Creek
- New Tackle, Ticks to Try This Season
- Don't Move a Mussel (preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species)
- Fishing Small Lakes for Big Fish and Big Fun
- It's Hip to Wade (bass fishing)
- Rapala — Lure Development Comes from Boat Seats Around the World
- Don't Fight the Bite (walleye fishing)
Stories courtesy of Outdoor Traditions (Brainerd Dispatch) or the Lake Country Echo