Anglers who want to explore Minnesota’s largest lakes or simply fish off the end of a dock will find happiness in northwest Minnesota.
That’s because this region offers an amazing breadth of fishing experiences. At one end is legendary Lake of the Woods, a body so big it covers 307,010 acres in Minnesota and another 643,390 acres in Canada. At the other end is the small lake experience—a cozy cabin on a little lake where panfish and bass are under the dock or never far away. In between these options, of course, are the many medium-sized fishing lakes that offer plenty of elbow room but don’t feel daunting.