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Walleye Fishing in Minnesota

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Minnesota is known for its outstanding walleye fisheries. There are thousands of lakes in this state and the one thing that remains constant throughout most of them is that the lakes have walleye swimming in them. There are plenty of other species to target in Minnesota, but no other fish gets targeted more in the state. Walleye are easy to fillet and they taste great which makes them a favorite of many anglers.

Mille Lacs lake is a huge lake with 132,000 acres of water to fish. The lake has a maximum depth of 40 feet, but there are plenty of shallow mud flats that on the north end of the lake that hold lots of walleye. There are tons of walleye in the 2 to 3 pound range, which are perfect size for eating. Once you find the walleye, you should be able to fill up the livewell with keeper fish.

Rainy Lake is located in the northern part of Minnesota and there are plenty of walleye to catch in this lake. Rainy Lake is a common lake that is featured on television shows. There are lots of walleye with tons of scenery to give you the ultimate outdoor experience. Crankbaits that resemble perch do very well on Rainy Lake. This lake is also very popular for houseboating in the summer time.

Leech Lake is a very popular lake for fishing vacations. The lake is a big lake and it may take some time to learn, but it will definitely reward you when you find the hot spots. There are plenty of weed lines to go along with some flats, and deep water humps that will hold walleye. It is very common to catch big perch and northern pike in the same spots that you will be catching your walleye on this lake.

Lake Winnibigoshish, also called Lake Winnie, is an excellent walleye lake. This is another big lake, but there are plenty of walleye and a very good northern pike fishery. Many anglers like to go out and catch their walleye for dinner and then fish for northern pike for action. There are a lot of pike in the 20 to 29 inch range with 30 to 35 inch fish being common.