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Fish Facts


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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.


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


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.



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!


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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