Lake Itasca

Minnesota

Best Place to Fish & Boat

About Lake Itasca

With more than 100 lakes, this angler’s paradise is also a popular campground.

People Often Fish Here For:

Northern Pike Northern Pike

The northern pike is a holarctic species, meaning that it occurs around the world in northern, or Arctic waters.

Yellow Perch Yellow Perch

The yellow perch, unlike the so-called white perch, Morone americana, is a true perch, not a bass.

Bluegill Bluegill

The bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species you can find in North America. And is a fish that has become increasingly popular among fly fishing anglers.

Brown Bullhead Brown Bullhead

The brown bullhead is relatively small compared to other similar species, but is an extremely popular fish with anglers.

Black Crappie Black Crappie

Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family. Black crappies can be found in large ponds and shallow areas of lakes.

Silver Redhorse Silver Redhorse

Though not particularly sought after as a sport fish, the silver redhorse has some potential to become a very popular species in its range and is probably under utilized in this respect.

Largemouth Bass Largemouth Bass

The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.

Muskellunge Muskellunge

It was once believed that there were at least four species of muskellunge, but these varieties are now considered to be one species

Pumpkinseed Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish

The coloration of pumpkinseed sunfish is one of the most vibrant of any fish in fresh water.

Walleye Walleye

The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.

Rock Bass Rock Bass

The rock bass are known as scrappy fighters but tire quickly.

Suggested Boat Ramps

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Suggested Marinas

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Conservation Through Participation

You can help support and protect our aquatic natural resources by simply going fishing and boating. Buying a fishing license, respecting other anglers, practicing catch and release, being mindful of water conservation, keeping the environment around us clean and fishing responsibly are just some of the ways you can participate.

Responsible Fishing Starts With You

Learn more about how fish populations and habitats are managed, the connection between fishing and water quality, and the importance of fishing laws.

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