May 1 2013: Ice is melting -- and quick -- but travel is not advised out onto area lakes. Check with your lodging host to find out ice out for their lake or bay. We're all eager to get boats in the water!
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. Also ask your lodging host for their recommendations on experienced area fishing guides, or the best place to drop your line.
Or, you can just enjoy the water and all of it's recreational offerings, including sugar sand beachs and islands to explore. Here's a quick rundown of our lakes.