Nothing puts a man at peace quite like fishing. You just grab your rod and your bobbers, you find a beautiful lake and you spend a long day reeling in big ones… and probably drinking a few beers while you're at it. Whether your ideal fishing trip involves sitting on a dock alone or taking a boat out with your buddies, whether you're determined to catch dinner or you're just in it for the sport, fishing is a pastime that's easy to get hooked on.
American anglers are in luck, because the United States has some of the best freshwater fishing in the world. While every part of the country has its cool fishing spots, the Midwest is particularly rich with great fishing destinations. Read on to learn about some of the best lakes to drop a line in.
Top 5 Fishing Lakes in the Midwest
- Big Green Lake, WI - Found about an hour and a half north of both Milwaukee and Madison, Big Green Lake is the deepest lake in Wisconsin, maxing out at 237 feet. Big Green Lake is best known for its healthy population of lake trout, which can be fished effectively with deep water sinkers on your line. Steady numbers of bass, pike, walleye and more are also lurking in the murky depths, just waiting for a hook to bite on. Whether you're interested in a summer boat fishing trip or a winter ice fishing trip, Big Green Lake is one you and your friends should check out.
- Devils Lake, ND - Locate equidistant between Grand Forks and Minot, Devils Lake is the largest natural lake in North Dakota, presenting tons of space for both shoreline and boat fishermen to find some peace and quiet before dropping a line in. Devils Lake has been declared the "Perch Capital of the World" and is also known as a great spot for walleye fishing. If you're interested in doing more than just fishing on your fishing trip, slap on some sturdy hiking socks and take an adventure on Grahams Island, found in the heart of Devils Lake.
- Hubbard Lake, MI - Regarded as one of the best fishing lakes and one of the best vacation spots in Michigan, Hubbard Lake can be found in the northeast of the lower peninsula. With fantastic fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass, lake trout, northern pike and tiger muskies, Hubbard Lake allows fishermen to have a blast catching all kinds of big game fish. It's also considered a great ice fishing destination, so put on your warmest boxer briefs and get ready for some laid back winter fun.
- Lake of the Woods, MN - Go as far north as the US goes and you'll find Lake of the Woods, situated right on the Minnesota-Canada border. After the Great Lakes, it's the largest lake in the country! Unofficially known as the "Walleye Capital of the World," a fishing trip to Lake of the Woods is a must if you're trying to score a trophy walleye. But you can catch just about everything on this monster of a lake, from lake trout to sturgeon. Summer fishing on Lake of the Woods is a blast, and so is ice fishing in the winter… as long as you pack your long johns to keep your nuts from freezing into ice cubes.
- Mille Lacs Lake, MN - Minnesota is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" and, out of all those lakes, Mille Lacs might just have the best fishing. Found about an hour and a half north of the Twin Cities, Mille Lacs is Minnesota's second-largest lake, though it's also surprisingly shallow, with a maximum depth of about 40 feet. Mille Lacs is legendary for its unrivaled walleye fishing, though fishermen hoping for a variety can also target the lake's bountiful muskies, pike, perch and bass. Be sure to wear your comfiest boxers on the boat because once the fish start biting, you're not gonna want to come in anytime soon!
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