Bowstring Lake


Rice Lake

Bass fishermen – get your nets and hold onto your hats!Bowstring Lake is approximately 9,200 acres of Minnesota’s top walleye, northern pike, crappie, bass, panfish and perch fishing. Most anglers find Bowstring a fairly easy lake to fish because its underwater structure tends to hold the walleye and crappie. The Minnesota DNR lists Bowstring Lake as one of the state’s top walleye fishing lakes. According to data from the DNR’s latest lake survey, Bowstring is managed primarily for walleye and secondarily for black crappie, northern pike and jumbo perch.

Rice Lake is an 817 acre lake with a maximum depth of 5 feet. This shallow, sun-warmed lake provides the Bowstring River system with an outstanding fish habitat great for natural reproduction of many species of Minnesota gamefish. Its thick cover of wild rice also make Rice Lake great hunting grounds for Minnesota waterfowl. Located just north of Anchor Inn Resort, anglers on the Bowstring River benefit greatly from the resort’s proximity to this natural fishery.