Anchor Inn Resort

Minnesota’s Best Walleye, Northern, Bass & Panfish Fishing

As one of the best Minnesota walleye fishing resorts, our unique location on the shore of the Bowstring River offers guests lake access to Minnesota fisheries like Bowstring Lake, Big Sand Lake, Little Sand Lake and the Bowstring River. Walleye, northern pike, crappie, sunfish, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and perch all thrive in the clean and unspoiled waters of the winding Bowstring River. Anglers come from miles around to fish from the “Anchor Inn Bridge.” Its walkway, just a few feet from our front door, produces everything from stingers of sunfish to buckets of bullhead as well as wall-mount walleye and trophy-size northern pike. Our guests often find a shady spot under a tree and shore fish along the resort’s mile-long river frontage. Just downstream is Rice Lake, a spectacular fish hatchery, with 817 acres of sun-warmed shallow water nearly covered with wild rice.

2023 Minnesota Fishing Opener Dates

Walleye & Northern Pike: May 13, 2023
Large & Smallmouth Bass: May 13, 2023
Muskie: June 3, 2023

Minnesota Fishing Vacations begin at Anchor Inn Resort in Spring Lake, MN.

The best walleye fishing in Minnesota is at Anchor Inn Resort.

2024 Minnesota Fishing Opener Dates

Walleye & Northern Pike: May 11, 2024
Large & Smallmouth Bass: May 11, 2024
Muskie: June 1, 2024

From our docks anglers can also explore the hundreds of miles of open water that make up The Bowstring Chain of Lakes. Lakes like Bowstring and Big Sand are well-known Minnesota walleye fisheries offering vast fish habitat and varied underwater structure such as sand bars, weed beds, deep holes, bays and islands. Little Sand Lake, a quiet 371 acre lake, is one of the best kept secrets in Minnesota walleye fishing. Because of its small size and shallow basin, Little Sand Lake would not be expected to provide a walleye fishery. However, Little Sand Lake has a good walleye fishery Minnesota’s Best Fishing Resorts include Anchor Inn Resort near Grand Rapids, MN and Deer River, MN.which likely results from walleye movement throughout the Bowstring River system. Its calm waters offer a haven when rough weather keeps you off of the big lakes and it has many good fishing spots of its own. Anglers targeting any of these Minnesota fishing lakes can expect to find excellent fishing for walleye, northern pike, jumbo perch, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie and bluegill.

Our hospitality is legendary and keeps guests returning year after year. We make sure that you get great service as well as all of the amenities that make a great MN fishing vacation like our private boat launch, licenses, gas, oil and bait sales, fish cleaning facilities and boat and motor rentals.

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