Welcome to our Detroit Lakes, MN Home Page

If you are looking for lakes, the Detroit Lakes area has plenty.  With over 400 lakes within 25 miles of Detroit Lakes, there is plenty of outdoor recreation for friends and family.  The accommodations in Detroit Lakes give you plenty of options with many campgrounds, hotels and motels, resorts and more.

Primary Species of Fish

Muskie, Walleye, Northern Pike & Largemouth Bass

The area lakes provide some good fishing for walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass and muskie.  Target whatever you want to target here because there are fishable numbers with some trophy potential here too.

Secondary Species of Fish

Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Crappie & Bluegill

Smallmouth bass are here, but not in great numbers.  Anglers do report some big fish here though, so it’s possible to run into some nice smallies on a trip to this area.  Panfish are all over throughout the area lakes.  Some lakes are better than others and the bigger lakes will usually give you a better chance at finding bigger fish.

Detroit Lakes, MN Fishing Tips

We have plenty of fishing tips in the following sections:

Area Waters

The Fish

Fishing Calendar


Detroit Lakes, MN Fishing Reports

Detroit Lakes Chamber Fishing Reports

Detroit Lakes, 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.