The Fishing Experience
If you’re looking for the best fishing lodges in Minnesota, look no further than Orr, MN, and the sprawling and breathtaking Pelican Lake. Whether you’re searching for the coveted and delicious Walleye or are planning on picking a fight with the voracious and gator-like Northern Pike, Pelican Lake hosts some of the top fishing lodges in Minnesota.
The Minnesota state fish is highly sought-after, not just because it’s widely known as one of the best-eating fish that swims in fresh water, but also because it’s wily, and challenges an angler’s skill and determination. Walleye feed most heavily during low-light situations and are most active at dawn or dusk. Their light-sensitive eyes can detect prey in near total darkness.
You can visit weekend fishing lodges across the state of Minnesota and they will all have one thing in common: the seemingly always hungry Northern Pike. A full-grown beast of a fish can weigh as much as 30 pounds and approach 50 inches in length. Northern have a mouth full of razor sharp teeth that are able to sever most fishing lines with ease. An angler using a top water bait may only see the swirl of the tail where the bait used to be and then notice their fishing lines blowing in the breeze without ever having felt a bite. Using steel leaders before the bait that are strong enough to support the weight of small child is common practice in the pursuit of Northern Pike.
The list would include but not be limited to Black Crappie, Bluegill, Perch, and Rock Bass. Panfish are sought after for their taste and their available numbers. An angler may only catch a few Walleye or Northern Pike during any individual outing, but panfish travel in larger schools. When the panfish are biting, the action can be fast and furious, and are the best fish to pursue when taking kids fishing.