There’s no arguing that Minnesota is one of the best places for fishing and outdoor recreation. The land of 10,000 lakes boasts many options for fishing, boating, canoeing, and more water activities. With so many possibilities, it can be hard to decide which of the many Minnesota resorts and lodges to stay at for a weekend getaway or extended fishing trip. Here at Pelican Lake Resort, we want to help you understand what to look for when it comes to choosing your next destination. Here are some things to consider when booking your stay at a fishing lodge.
One of the best parts about fishing trips is the chance to reconnect with friends and family while enjoying the great outdoors. One of the most important factors to consider is the lake your potential lodge is on or near. Does this lake or river give you what you want and need in terms of fishing opportunities? If the answer is yes, then you will have a great time. Remember to think about the kind of fish you want to catch, the rules and regulations on the lake, watercraft traffic in the area, and lake size. For example, there are advantages and disadvantages to large lakes, as their expansive size may offer more variety in terms of fish and activities, but they may be harder to navigate or busier. It’s all up to you and what suits you. Also, keep in mind things like the surrounding landscape, parks, forests, sandy beaches and more. If you want to watch a gorgeous sunset, make sure you select a lodge that faces west.
When you’re looking at different options for fishing lodges, keep in mind what you want to get out of your trip. Do you want to spend minimal time in your cabin or room and get the most out of your fishing days, or would you rather keep it casual and take your time getting to the lake? This can help you decide what style of lodge you want. You should also think about mobility, and if your lodge has a relatively flat path to the lake or if there will be stairs or hills involved. Food is another factor to consider. You should explore if there are options on-site or nearby for dining and snacks, or if you will need to pack your own groceries.
Keeping these things in mind can help you navigate your search for the perfect family lake resort or Trout fishing lodge. Here’s to happy fishing and great summer fun!