Detroit Lakes Fishing & Local Guide - The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Detroit Lakes Fishing & Fishing Guides

With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius of Detroit Lakes, MN, there are plenty of places to fish – and a variety of popular fish to go after.

Whether you set your sites on “Minnesota’s Fish” (the Walleye), or any of the other species to be found when fishing the Lake Detroit area: Black Crappie Bluegill, Brown Trout, Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Musky, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, or Yellow Perch, you’ll find lots of fishing fun and excitement nearby.

Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit is pleased to provide this online resource for Detroit Lakes fishing information. We offer links to information on Detroit Lakes fishing reports, Minnesota fishing clubs, fishing articles written by well-know guides, links to a many online fishing “communities” and other web resources, and to local Detroit Lakes fishing guides.

Plan your vacation around a big tournament, and enjoy the companionship of other fishing fanatics. Or motor your way to quiet, secluded waters and relish the tranquility of fishing alone. Fish on your own, or improve your catch by calling on guided fishing services.

Dick Beardsley’s Fishing Guide Service • 1.8 miles

LOCATION: 17409 Highland Drive, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, (218) 280-1808,
A fisherman with over 40 years of experience, Dick Beardsley is the premier fishing guide in the Detroit Lakes Area Minnesota. Growing up just to the west of Lake Minnetonka, Dick rode his bike to the lake to fish whenever he could – summer or winter. When he was 14, Dick started his own fishing guide service. By age 17, he had saved up enough money to buy a brand new 15 ft guide boat and has been a fishing guide ever since.

Fishing Safari • 6.4 miles

LOCATION: 27584 Oak Lane, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218-847-2523
This guide service offers chartered fishing excursions on Detroit Lakes area lakes.

Laabs, Brad Guide Service • 6.6 miles

LOCATION: 21168 Klein Road, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, (218) 847-1089
Specializing in walleye fishing, with other game fish or pan fish trips also available. I have been fishing the Detroit Lakes area for 20+ years with over 15 years guiding and tournament experience. Please contact me for detailed information and to answer any specific questions.

Anytime Charter Guide Service

LOCATION: Detroit Lakes, MN (218) 844-3700
Charter for Detroit Lakes

Dave Williamson- Musky Stalker

LOCATION: Alexandria and Detroit Lakes, MN, 1-320-491-2898

Central Minnesota Fishing Leagues

Information regarding the Midstate Fishing League, R and R Fishing League, Thursday Night Anglers League, Lake Hoppers, Leading Edge Tournament Series, Sauk Rapids Sportsmans Club, Central Lakes Anglers Sportsmans Society, Granite City Bassmasters.

SW MN Fishing Club

We actively participate in stocking fish, fishing tournaments, and community education projects. Lots of angling knowledge changes hands at each activity. A fun organization that’s making a big different locally.

Minnesota Pole Benders – based in Lakeville, MN.


Golden Hook Bassers

Golden Hook Bassers is an active member of the Minnesota B.A.S.S. Federation. We are a small (15-20 members) Bass club that has fun, yet competitive club tournaments, shares fishing ideas, involved with youth fishing events and has an interest in environmental concerns.

Minnesota B.A.S.S. Federation

Website provides tournament information, fishing tips, articles, and more.

On The Lake – Detroit Lakes Fishing Reports

Detroit Lakes fishing report by Dan Beardsley.

Weekly Minnesota fishing report

Fishing reports from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune online.

Fishing Reports

Local reports world wide help anglers learn where the fish are biting, what is working best, and communicate about their local fishing area. Search on fishing locations or types of fish to catch.

Walleye Fishing Articles

Dozens of helpful Walleye Fishing Articles.

My Fishing Pals – Minnesota Fishing Articles

Articles were generously contributed by Minnesota Guides.

The Ultimate Outdoor Website – Fishing Articles

Dozens of articles providing tips and tactics from the pros for Fishing Tips

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Your Guide to Year-Round Detroit Lakes Recreation & Fun!

With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, Detroit Lakes lives up to its reputation as a great place for year-round outdoor activities. Whether your activity choice is in, on or below the water (or even on land) Detroit Lakes offers a great variety of things to do for your entire family.


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