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Minnesota fishing & Ice fishing from lake superior to the bWCA


Lake County: an angler's dream

Find the best Minnesota fishing and ice fishing from the North Shore to the Boundary Waters

From the depths of Lake Superior, where the trout and salmon roam free, to the inland waters where walleye, pike, and bass thrive, Lake County is an angler’s paradise.

So, if you love to fish, grab your rod and reel and explore:

  • 400+ lakes, including Lake Superior
  • 880 square miles of water
  • 109 lakes with public access
  • 176 rivers/streams


What Fish species are in Lake Superior?

As the largest freshwater lake on earth, Lake Superior contains multiple species, including Lake Superior lake trout, splake, salmon, whitefish, sturgeon, and other fish found in MN waters. 

If you’re interested in a Lake Superior fishing adventure, you can jump to a list of Lake Superior Charters.

Explore Hundreds of Inland Lakes and streams.

Most inland lakes in Lake County are far north near Ely, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCAW,) and the Canadian border. Therefore, you’ll find endless opportunities to reel in multiple species, including walleye, saugers, crappies, northern pike, perch, muskies, small-mouth and large-mouth bass, bluegills, rainbow trout, brown trout, splake, and more! 

Additionally, many resorts and outfitters in Lake County offer half-day, full-day, and weekend fishing excursions.

You can view or download the Minnesota DNR Lake County Public Access Maps here:

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Lake County Fall Fishing
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If you love bass fishing, you can watch Roger Cormier and Scott Walsh with Midwest Outdoors fish for Small Mouth Bass near Ely in northern Lake County, Minnesota.

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meet grant

minnesota sportsman. tv host. amazing angler.

Grant Sorensen is the host of Superior Angling TV, a fishing show based in Duluth, MN. Since Grant was born and raised in Duluth, MN, he has the knowledge and expertise to deliver helpful tips and impressive fishing videos.

The master angler chases all fish species, from Northern MN’s inland lakes to Lake Superior’s wide-open waters. As a fishing expert, he believes time spent on the water is time well spent! Of all the species, walleye and lake trout are his favorite to go after.

Check out Grant’s YouTube Channel for more impressive fishing videos.

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Public access lakes in lake county

Birch Lake Campground

The Birch Lake Campground in Ely, MN, sits on the shore of Birch Lake, a 21-mile-long lake with 80 miles of shoreline featuring many beautiful ...
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Greenwood Lake

Greenwood Lake, surrounded by the Finland State Forest, is 1,300 acres and is located about 30 miles north of Two Harbors. With public access on ...
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Christianson Lake

Christianson Lake is about 15 miles north of Two Harbors. The lake is around 150 acres large and has mostly Crappie and Bluegill. Other fish ...
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Crooked Lake

Crooked Lake in Finland, MN, is approximately 12 miles from the BWCAW. Aside from the Crooked Lake Resort and a few private lots, Crooked Lake ...
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Farm Lake

Farm Lake, located in Fall Lake Township near Ely and the BWACW and part of the White Iron Chain of Lakes, offers year-round fishing for ...
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Ninemile Lake

Ninemile Lake, surrounded by the Superior National Forest, is 12 miles west of Schroeder, MN. Nine Mile lake also features a state campground and provides ...
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South Farm Lake (BWCAW)

South Farm Lake connects to the White Iron Chain of Lakes, east of Ely, MN, and is designated in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness ...
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Stewart Lake

Stewart Lake lies 14 miles north of Two Harbors. With about 250 acres of water, this lake contains fish species Northern Pike, bluegill, walleye, and ...
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Twin Points Protected Access

Twin Points Protected Access boat launch was constructed in 2002 and sits midway between Two Harbors and Silver Bay. It was developed on an old ...
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Silver Bay Marina & Harbor

Silver Bay Marina & Harbor features a public water access and 68 slip marina facilities located within a seven-acre safe harbor basin. Protected Access:Two ramps ...
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Agate Bay Boat Launch

Agate Bay Boat Launch in Two Harbors, MN, features public water access located within the commercial harbor and the future site of a safe harbor ...
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Fall Lake

Fall Lake near Ely and the BWCA offers public access to fishing and boating. Anglers can fish for crappie, golden walleyes, and northern pike. Fall ...
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north shore & BWCAW
fishing charters

Basswood Trails Guide Service

Basswood Trails Guide Service can help you plan your next great Northwoods adventure! As one of the longest-running custom guide services out of Ely, Minnesota. ...
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Boreal Triangle Guide Service

Boreal Triangle Guide Service in Ely, MN – a small family guide service and outfitter – is committed to helping you enjoy the beauty of ...
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Bushey Guide Service, LLC

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Ely Fishing Guide Company

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Tail Gunnar Charters

Scenic tours and fishing charters on the north shore of Lake Superior.
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Voyager Charters

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Waypoint Charters

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