Northern Minnesota fishing at Anchor Inn Resort

Good Eating

Good Eating

Fishing at Anchor Inn Resort has been productive since the opener.  As the anglers dodge the weather conditions they are able to bring in a great samplings of walleye, northern pike, perch, crappie, large and small mouth bass.  The water level has risen well over a fourteen inches from the very low levels of the early season.  The barren forest is now a lush green wonderland.  

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Crappie fishing in the evenings has produced limits for most off the Anchor Inn bridge.  The experimental slot on the northern pike, immediate release of 22 to 36 inch with an increased bag limit of nine, continues to produce a better stock of this incredible species.  A lot of the fish are much larger in girth than in the past.  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is considering expanding the regulation to many of the lakes in our region.  The proposal would divide the state into three regions with different regulations.  It would increase the bag limits and shrink the slot.  We would support this proposal, but would encourage the bottom of the current slot to be increased to 25 or 26 inches allowing more of the smaller fish to be caught.   This great fighter can provide an abundance of fillets for your fish fry.  The Wednesday evening fish fryfeatures this very tasty variety. We are happy to provide tutoring on removal of the Y bone structure.

Bass are abundant in the structure along the banks of the river and around the islands on Big Sand.  This species is often looked at as only a catch and release species.  The hungry creature consumes many of the fry of the walleye and perch.  Consider keeping some in the two to three pound range.  Great eating!