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

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.

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.

Baxstar Fishing Guide Service in Detroit Lakes

Baxstar Fishing Guide Service. Baxstar is based out of Detroit Lakes, MN and is owned by fishing guide Brady Baxter, recipient of the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame's Master Angler award. Serving Becker, Clay and Otter Tail Counties in Minnesota, Brady works hard to help clients catch BIG fish they can tell stories about! Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Muskie, and Crappie services available. Contact Brady today to plan your next fishing adventure!

Musky Stalker Guide Service in Detroit Lakes

Since 2008, Captain Dave Williamson and Musky Stalker Guide Service has guided 100s of clients from all over the U.S. and from other countries like Canada, Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands on successful Muskie outings. In that time there have been well over 1000 muskies caught on these fishing trips with over 100 Giant fifty plus inchers caught by our clients.

Brad Laabs Guide Service in Detroit Lakes

Brad Laabs Guide Service is a full service fishing guide who supplies all bait, tackle, equipment. Brad specializes in walleye fishing in the 412 Lakes Area; hs is a veteran Detroit Lakes area fishing guide and tournament angler. Come learn the techniques for fishing the Detroit Lakes “412” Lakes area. Brad has been fishing the Detroit Lakes area for 30+ years with over 25 years guiding and tournament experience.

PT’s Fishing Guide Service in Ottertail County

PT’s guide service is the premiere fishing guide service and local experts in Otter Tail County for fishing Ottertail Lake, Big Pine Lake, Big Stone Lake and Lake Traverse. Come and enjoy a special day with fishing guides Todd Cameron and Phil Jensen in Ottertail County. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day on the water or an in-depth on the water seminar, Contact PT’s Guide Service to fish the Otter Tail Lakes area.

Lakes Fishing Guide Service in Perham MN

Lakes Guide Service is here to provide you with a great day of Minnesota fishing on Little Pine Lake, Big Pine Lake, Star Lake, Ottertail and Little McDonald Lake. We specialize in elusive walleyes of the North, crappie, sunfish and whatever else bites.

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

43,000-acre Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge hosts over 250 species of birds, featuring nesting bald eagles, golden-winged warblers, otters, porcupine, wolves & more. A wildlife drive and visitor center offer spectacular vistas of marshes, trees and wildlife in the refuge. Enjoy hiking trails, historic sites, hunting and fishing. The Refuge also provides cross-country and snow mobiling trails in winter, and even more trails for hiking and biking during the spring, summer and fall months.

Maplewood State Park

Maplewood State Park features 8 major lakes and many ponds offering swimming, fishing, boating, and general enjoyment. Drive along the scenic route to observe the wildlife; the park is host to 150 bird species and 50 species of mammals. Lake Lida has a sandy beach and large picnic areas. Wildflower lovers will find flowers and grasses representative of both the prairies and forests. The park's maple forest turns brilliant shades of orange, gold, and red in the fall. An extensive trail system attracts hikers, horseback riders, and cross-country skiers.

Itasca State Park & Mississippi Headwaters

Itasca State Park marks the headwaters and beginning of the world's third longest river, The Mississippi, as a small stream. Established in 1891, Itasca State Park is Minnesota’s oldest State Park. In this 32,000 acre sanctuary, the Mississippi River begins its journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Among the many points of interest are old growth pine at Preacher’s Grove, Peace Pipe Vista, bison kill site and over 100 lakes. The park is a great birding site for Common Loon, Black-backed woodpecker, Alder Flycatcher, Winter Wren and more. In winter enjoy cross-country ski trails.

Minnesota Fishing Information

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 B.A.S.S. Federation

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

Detroit Lakes Fishing Report

Weekly report of where fish are biting and bait to use. This fishing report is sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Walleye Fishing Articles

Dozens of helpful Walleye Fishing Articles.

My Fishing Pals – Minnesota Fishing Articles

First and foremost, MFP is about fishing. Second, MFP is about fishing in the great State of Minnesota! We are a non-profit group of gals and guys who like fishing and wanted a way to share some of our experiences, pictures, stories and other information on-line.

Catch a Massive Muskie in Minnesota this Fall – By Joe Albert

Muskie-fishing opportunities abound all across the state, where 99 lakes have fishable populations of the species that can measure more than 50 inches long and weigh more than 50 pounds. The season runs through Dec. 1, and fall is one of the best times to catch a truly monster fish as the fish feed heavily in advance of winter.

Minnesota Crappie Fishing Guide

While crappie fishing techniques are always evolving with technology and angler ingenuity, crappies remain relatively eager biters under the right conditions. How an angler chooses to fish is his or her own prerogative, whether it’s a bucket of fathead minnows or modern plastic imitations. Here are a few hotspots around the state with tips from local experts to put fish in your freezer.

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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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“Perfect spot for Business Meetings with time to Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with your clients. Want a Perfect spot for your next Business Meeting, a Group Meeting and or small conferences with time to Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with your clients. Great hospitality welcomes you to The LODGE on Lake Detroit with friendly customer service, outstanding lodging environment from the comfort of your room to the sounds of the Minnesota Loons on Lake Detroit. A great selection of restaurants and golf courses are just minutes away. Close to the downtown area, great location for fishing, and all seasonal things to do and events for all to enjoy year-around in the Detroit Lakes area.”


“We enjoyed our stay at The Lodge in Detroit Lakes, Mn. The staff was very helpful and very friendly. We stayed in the Resort Room adjoining to the Retreat Room. It was very nice for our family so we could have access to each others room and to have use of a Kitchen. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and our son was participating in the Pine to Palm Tournament. Nice location to golf course & downtown. The rooms were clean and the amenities of having a dock for our boat and use of paddle boat & Kayakes was especially nice. We enjoyed the complementary breakfast; especially the waffles and pancakes.  The Ice water cooler was very refreshing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Lodge & will be back on any future trips to the Detroit Lakes area.”


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