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MN Fishing Pros - Lake Winnibigoshish and Beyond

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Preferred Resorts - MN Fishing Pros

MN Fishing Pros Cubby Skelly, Charlie Worrath, and Jason Boser with walleye at Lakewood Lodge

Are you looking for a great place to stay during your Northwoods fishing vacation? The resorts, lodges, campgrounds and inns below all offer premium service and an authentic up-north experience. These businesses are run by friends of MN Fishing Pros and we heartily recommend them.

The Lakes:

Big Turtle Lake in Marcel, MN
Big Turtle Lake

Bowstring Lake located in Marcell, MN
Bowstring Lake

Deer Lake in Deer River, MN
Deer Lake

Lake Winnibigoshish

Sand Lake in Itasca County,northern Minnesota
Sand Lake




White Oak Inn and Suites

MN Fishing Pros recommend White Oak Inn and Suites

With an extremely convenient location just off Hwy 2 in Deer River, this newly-built motel has a large fish cleaning house located right behind the motel next to the boat trailer parking area. White Oak offers 49 spacious, comfortable rooms, a heated pool, a kiddie pool, whirlpool, tanning room, arcade, fitness center, meeting and party room, breakfast area, and a comfortable lobby. Free on-site freezer space is also available for fish storage.

On Big Turtle Lake

Arcadia Lodge

Located on one of the area's top small-mouth bass fisheries, Arcadia Lodge on Big Turtle Lake near Bigfork, is open year round and caters to anglers with 21 cabins, motel rooms and reunion lodges that will sleep up to 30 people.  Boat & motor rental, gas, oil and bait are available at the resort. Free freezer space and boat launching are available as well.


On Bowstring Lake and Bowstring River

Anchor Inn Resort 

Anchor Inn Resort on Bowstring River, Northern Minnesota

This resort located on the Bowstring River allows angler access to great MN fisheries like Bowstring Lake, Sand Lake, Little Sand Lake and the Bowstring River. With 8 cottages, RV and tent camping sites as well as Bed & Breakfast accommodations - this historic resort offers anglers great amenities like private boat launch, on-site bait, gas & oil sales and boat and motor rentals.




Geiger's Trails End Resort 

Open year round, this resort offers fishermen and their families access to great fishing on Bowstring lake and comfortable lake-side accommodations with their 9 housekeeping cabins. Anglers appreciate conveniences like boat, motor and lift rentals


On Lake Winnibigoshish

Cut Foot Sioux Resort

MN Fishing Pro guides recommend Cut Foot Sioux Resort

Located on Little Cut Foot Sioux Lake with access to Big Cut Foot and Lake Winnibigoshish, this year round resort is a fisherman’s haven. The Inn offers 13 cabins and one motel unit for rent and great conveniences like a protected harbor, private boat launch, live bait, tackle, gas, licenses, boat and motor rentals.

Eagle Nest Lodge

MN Fishing Pro guides recommend Eagle Nest Lodge

Anglers and their families can have it all at Eagle Nest Lodge…modern accommodations and great fishing on Lake Winnibigoshish. Located on the north shore of Cutfoot Sioux Lake this 15 cabin resort offers year round angling opportunities as well as amenities like boat, motor and pontoon rentals; gas, tackle and live bait sales; ample dock space and battery charging.


High Banks Resort

MN Fishing Pro guides recommend High Banks Resort

High Banks Resort has a great location on the northeast side of Lake Winnibigoshish in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. It offers anglers 11 cabins which are open year round, a restaurant/bar and amenities like fish house rentals; boat and motor rentals; gas, oil and live bait sales; and a private boat ramp and daytime dockage.

Little Winnie Resort & Campground

MN Fishing Pro guides recommend Little Winnie Resort and Campground

Located just a stone’s throw from Lake Winnibigoshish, Little Winnie Resort is open year round.  The resort offers families and fishermen 11 housekeeping cabins and 84 R.V. campsites to choose from.  From the resort anglers have immediate access to outstanding fishing on Little Winnie Lake as well as boat, motor, pontoon and spear house rentals and bait, gas and tackle sales. 


Northland Lodge Resort & Campground

MN Fishing Pro guides recommend Northland Lodge Resort and Campground

This fishing and family resort located on Lake Winnibigoshish – one of Minnesota’s premier walleye fisheries – has 12 seasonal cabins and a campground with full RV hookups. Fishermen and their families have made Northland Lodge a Minnesota fishing destination since the early 1920s and appreciate modern conveniences such as boat, motor and pontoon rentals as well as gas, oil and live bait sales.

The Pines Resort & Campground

MN Fishing Pro guides recommend The Pines Resort & Campgroun

This angler’s paradise offers 12 housekeeping cabins and 13 campsites and is located just north of the Mississippi River Dam on Lake Winnibigoshish. At The Pines Resort you’ll find everything you need to have a great Minnesota fishing vacation including boat and motor rental, a concrete boat launching ramp, live bait, tackle, gas, oil and individual boat slips.


Tamarack Lodge

MN Fishing Pro guides recommend Tamarack Lodge

This resort is situated in a protected bay on Lake Winnibigoshish and offers everything necessary for a great fishing vacation. Tamarack Lodge has 11 year round housekeeping cabins and great “angler amenities” like free boat launching, protected docks, rental boats and motors, pontoon rentals, gas, bait, and dock service.

Williams Narrows Resort

MN Fishing Pro guides recommend Williams Narrows Resort

Williams Narrows Resort – From May through October anglers can access Lake Winnibigoshish while staying in one of their 23 modern cabins. Located on a unique peninsula on Big Cutfoot Sioux, Williams Narrows Resort has been serving fishermen and their families since 1920. The resort offers convenient amenities like boat, motor, and depth finder rentals as well as gas and bait sales.


On Deer Lake



On Sand Lake



Lakewood Lodge

MN Fishing Pro guides recommend Lakewood Lodge on Sand Lake

This family-friendly resort on renowned walleye fishery Sand Lake, part of the Bowstring Chain, is located north of Deer River and is open year round. The resort caters to anglers with 14 comfortable cabins, many of them new and offering the amenities of home. Boat/motor rental, pontoon rental, gas, oil and bait are available at the resort as well as a stocked lodge. Two new fish cleaning houses, free freezer space and boat launching is available as well.

Fishing 411

2024 Fishing Opener Dates

Walleye & Northern Pike - May 11, 2024
Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass - May 11, 2024
Muskie - June 1, 2024

MN DNR Fishing Regulation Handbook - 2024

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Minnesota Fishing Vacations

We can help you plan a memorable Minnesota Fishing Vacation with a professionally-guided fishing trip on any of the hundreds of lakes in Northcentral Minnesota, including Lake Winnie.

Click here to check out our Preferred Resort Partners list. These are resorts hosted by folks that we know treat anglers right!

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