Island Lake
A 3,000 acre fishery

Island Lake provides more than 3,000 acres of great fishing for Walleye, Northern, Bass (Large & Small), Jumbo Perch, Crappie and Panfish! The lake has a maximum depth of 35 feet and provides great structure for all kinds of fish! Island Lake is considered to be a Northwoods Jewel! 

Located within Island Lake is Elmwood Island, just a short boat ride from our docks. It is completely undeveloped with beautiful stands of upland Cedar. The Island offers hiking trails, fire pits, a beaultiful beach and a pit toilet. Why not pack a picnic lunch and plan to spend the day! 

Please help to prevent the transfer of invasive species!! Be sure to empty livewells, baitwells and remove plugs to empty your boat of any lake water! Also remove any weeds from your boats, motors and trailers. We want to keep our waters clean for all to enjoy.

Below are the links to Island Lake, Upper Red Lake and Lake Winnibigoshish. Here you can find complete information about each lake from maps to possession limits or slots that may be in affect! 




                      Important Dates
Walleye & Sauger  May 12th 2018 - Feb. 24th 2019
(Island Lake slot is 17"-26". You must release in that range. Possession limit is 6 and 1 can be over 26")

Northern Pike   May 12th 2018 - Feb. 24th 2019
(Island Lake slot is 24"-36". You must release in that range.  Possession limit is 3 and 1 can be over 36")

Largemouth/Smallmouth Bass   May 12th 2018 - Feb. 24th 2019
(May 12th-25th is catch & release only! After May 25th there is a 6 "combined" possession limit)

Crappie is always open with a possession limit of 10

Panfish is always open with a possession limit of 20

Perch is always open with a limit of 20 daily, 40 in possession

Bullhead is always open with a possession limit of 100
​Need Bait? Check with local legend Jim Stone! He has the bait to help land that lunker! Call for information.

Office: 218-897-5659
Cell: 218-766-9717
DNR fisheries lake survey for Island Lake
DNR fisheries lake survey for Red Lake
Area Guide Services
DNR fisheries survey for Lake Winnibigoshish
2018 Fishing Events Calendar