Welcome to our Crane Lake, MN Area Fishing Home Page

Crane Lake, MN is located in northern Minnesota near the Minnesota – Canada border.  The pristine waters of Crane Lake, Sand Point Lake and Namakan Lake are located in Voyageurs National Park.  This area is a wonderful vacation destination to get away from it all.  The unspoiled waters, pristine wilderness and outstanding fishing attract thousands of visitors every year.

Primary Species of Fish

Northern Pike, Walleye & Smallmouth Bass

The area lakes are known for northern pike, walleye and smallmouth bass.  Anglers usually come here to target walleye and smallmouth bass and they will catch plenty of northern pike while fishing for the other species of fish.  Some anglers do come here to specifically target pike and there are some very big pike in the waters that make up the Crane Lake, Minnesota area.

Secondary Species of Fish

Muskie, Largemouth Bass, Perch & Crappie

Anglers also catch muskie, largemouth bass, perch and crappie, however, they are definitely not the primary fish in this area.  Muskie are rarely caught here, but a big muskie will turn up in a report every once in a while.  Largemouth bass are also here in low numbers.  Perch and crappie can be found here if you choose to pursue them.

Crane Lake, MN Fishing Tips

We have plenty of fishing tips in the following sections:

Area Waters

The Fish

Fishing Calendar


Crane Lake, MN Fishing Reports

Crane Lake Minnesota Tourism Site

Crane Lake, MN Fishing Regulations

Our area waters page will give you links to the specific lakes in the area so you can view their DNR pages directly.

Voyageur National Park

Learn more about the Voyageur National Park here.