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Fishing

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The Perfect Fishing Resort

We’re ready to make your fishing trip exemplary! Gull Lake is one of the most beautiful and uninhabited lakes in Northwestern Minnesota, and Birch Haven Resort is in the center of it all. You can fish these uncrowded waters for Walleye, Bluegill, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass and Crappie.

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Boats and Bait

For your fishing needs we stock tackle, bait and gas. If you prefer, you can launch and dock your own boat to cruise, fish or water ski. If you prefer to rent, we have the following:

• Lund Fishing Boat with 6HP Motors
• Two Ski Boats with 50HP and 90HP motors
• Two 20′ pontoon boats

fishing_fillet-u10323Resort with a Fisherman’s Needs

Once back at the resort, we try to make it as easy as possible to enjoy your catch. A cleaning house is ready with running water and tiled filleting table. Cabins come with freezers to store your catch.

 

fishing_bounty-u10334Enjoy Your Bounty

Gull Lake is known for a bounty of fish, so don’t hesitate to stir up a meal on the spot. Fried fish makes for a wonderful, relaxing, heavenly meal. Birch Haven Resort is paradise for those who love to fish!

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At Birch Haven, you will have lakeshore cabin just a few steps away from a fishing dock, your boat (rentals available), and beautiful Gull Lake awaiting. Vacancies fill quickly.. contact us to reserve your cabin and dates!

Fish Species on Gull Lake

 

species_walleyeWalleye – Minnesota’s State Fish

The walleye is the favorite of thousands of fishermen for its delicious meat. Often called pike, the walleye is actually a member of the perch family, distinguished by its opaque eyes. Minnesota’s record walleye weighed 17 lbs 8 oz.

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species_northern_pikeNorthern Pike – A Powerful Fighter

The northerns fighting spirit and abundance make him a more popular game fish each year.
He should not be confused with the pickerel, which is practically non-existent in Minnesota.
Minnesota’s record northern weighed 45 lbs 12 oz.

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species_large-mouth-bassLarge and Smallmouth Bass

 

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The largemouth’s upper jaw extends beyond his eye while thesmallmouth’s jaw does not. The record largemouth weighed 8 lbs 9.5 oz.  A two or three-pound smallmouth is a good fish with Minnesota’ record standing at an even 8 lbs. The smallmouth requires moderately cold water with clean gravel or boulder bottom. Fish top, deep or in the middle for them.

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species_crappieCrappie

Great tasting fish to please the whole family. Great for hitting on fast moving minnows.

species_bluegill-panfishBluegill & Panfish

This has made Birch Haven famous!  Our large and abundant Blue Gill approach 1 POUND in size.  They often are the size of a dinner plate.  They are tenacious fighters for their size, and very good eating!

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Found in most of the lakes and streams of Minnesota, they are the favorite of the canoe pole set and also the small but growing group of fly-rod anglers who claim they are the greatest game fish that swims. Weed beds are a common hideout, but better still, look for a sunken brush pile or a fallen tree.

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Tired of wasting your valuable vacation and lake time scouting, hunting

and searching for just the right “spot” and techniques?

fishingguide-u10457Todd’s Guide Service – (218) 835-5519

We suggest spending some time with our friend Todd Imdieke first. Todd will set you up for success on Gull Lake or any of the other lakes in our area. Full Day & Half Day for 1-3 people available. Larger groups welcome with own boat to follow guide boat.

Red Lake trips are on a weather permitted basis due to its size. Moderate to strong winds can make the lake unsafe to fish. A second lake choice should be made if Red Lake does not work out.

Fishing gear, bait, life jackets, provided or you can bring your own. Kids rods and life jackets are also available.

Call ahead for open dates and to let me know what you would like to fish for. I travel to several different lakes to put you on the hottest lake for what you want to fish for.

Things to remember:

• You will need to provide your own food and refreshments

• Dress for the weather (rain gear, warm shirt, etc. as the weather can change fast)

• Current fishing license

• Insect repellent

• Camera

• Sunscreen & Sun Glasses

Lakes that Todd guides on…

Gull Lake, Big Turtle, Red Lake, Bemidji, Plantagenet, Big Lake, North & South Twin, Little Wolf, Allen’s Bay on Cass Lake, Andrusia, Gilstad, Sandy, and several others!

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