Boundary Waters Fishing Tips - Species and Tactics
The Boundary Waters provides world-class freshwater fishing opportunities. Come prepared for the excitement of a fish on your line!
Suggestions for Specific Species
|Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass||Surface and diving plugs; spinner baits such as Mepps; hair and feather type and rubber bodied jigs; slip bobbers with live bait.|
|Walleye||Sinking plugs, or floating plugs with weight to sink the rig; spinners in mid sizes; 1/8, 1/4 and 3/8 oz jigs; slip bobbers with live bait.|
|Northern Pike||Spoons, spinner baits, and surface and diving plugs in mid to larger sizes;|
steel leaders from 6-12 inches.
|Pan Fish||Spinner and assorted jigs in small to mid sizes; slip bobbers with live bait.|
|Lake Trout||Spring - Surface and diving plugs; spinner baits such as Mepps.|
Summer - Hair and feather type jigs in 1/2 to 1 ounce sizes in black, yellow, white, red/white, and black/white; spoons and deep running plugs.
CLICK HERE for Minnesota DNR fish surveys and depth maps for lakes on your route.