Cass Lake Area Lakes
The Cass Lake Area is abundant with lakes and many activities:
Cass Lake, Minnesota- Lake Info
The Cass Lake, just northeast of the City of Cass Lake is the largest of the eight lakes that make up the Cass Lake Chain of Lakes and the eighth largest lake in Minnesota. The scenery is incredible on the 15,596-acre lake with 26.9 miles of forested shoreline and sandy beaches and plunging to 120 feet deep in areas. This lake always ends up on someone’s list of great fishing places in Minnesota. Cass Lake offers fine populations of Walleye, Northern Pike, and Perch. It is also coveted by Muskie anglers. Cass Lake is second only to Leech Lake in the number of Muskies caught annually. Many of these trophies top the 40-pound mark. Whether you are after that one trophy Muskie or a mess of Perch, Cass Lake’s maze of steep drop-offs, mid-lake bars, and sunken islands are sure to be holding just what you have been dreaming of.The Mississippi flows through the eight lakes in the Cass Lake Chain of Lakes, located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest and can be traveled by boat. The lakes include Big Wolf Lake, Lake Andrusia, Cass Lake, Pike Bay, Buck Lake, Kitchi Lake, Little Rice Lake, and Big Rice Lake. Other lakes in the area include Big Lake, Little Wolf Lake, Pimushe Lake, Moose Lake and many smaller lakes. To the east of the Chain, you will find Lake Winnibigoshish and to the south is Leech Lake. The breathtaking beauty of the Chippewa National Forest, crystal clear waters, sugar sand beaches, and an abundance of wildlife surround these lakes in a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere.
Norway Beach Resort
15868 Norway Beach Road NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
Pike Bay - Lake Info
Pike Bay connected directly to Cass Lake, is the southern most lake of the Cass Lake Chain. It is 4,760 acres in size and has a maximum depth of 95 feet. Pike Bay is famous for its trophy Walleye, Muskie, and jumbo Perch.
Kitchi Lake - Lake Info
Kitchi Lake’s 1,758 acres are easily accessible by boat from Cass Lake. The Turtle River and Kitchi Creek flow through Kitchi with access to Big and Little Rice Lakes. Kitchi Lake holds Northern Pike, Bluegills, Black Crappies, Perch, Walleye, Muskie and Large Mouth Bass.
Lake Andrusia - Lake Info
Lake Andrusia covers 1,510 acres with 10 miles of wooded shoreline. Excellent year around Walleye fishing. Northern Pike are abundant in Lake Andrusia as well as trophy Muskie, Largemouth Bass, Perch and Rock Bass.
Leech Lake, Walker Area - Lake Info
Leech Lake is the third largest of Minnesota. It is 102,947.83 acres in size and has a maximum depth of 150 feet. The lake is known for its trophy Muskie and Walleye, as well as Jumbo Perch, Crappie, Northern Pike and Largemouth Bass. From 2004 to 2008, 55,000,000 plus Walleye fry were stocked in Leech Lake and 22,500,000 will be added from 2009 to 2010. Leech Lake is located 20 miles south of Cass Lake and Lake Winnie.Leech Lake, unlike many area lakes, has numerous tranquil bays to fish. Sailing is one of the many recreational activities to do on the lake, along with many sites to see underwater for interested divers. Leech Lake also has the Paul Bunyan, Northland, and Heartland Trails close by to explore.
Lake Winnibigoshish - Lake Info
“Big Winnie,” as the locals call it, is the fourth largest lake in Minnesota. It is 56,470.4 acres in size and offers visitors 95 percent or 141 miles of scenic, unspoiled shoreline with lots of convenient boat access and lodgings. The Lake Winnie Dam, built in 1884, created the sprawling body of water that in turn made way for two more of Minnesota’s best fishing lakes, Cut Foot Sioux, and Little Winnie.Though its’ sandy beaches make a prime playground for swimming, Winnie plunges to 70 feet, yet offers plenty of shallows for Walleye anglers. In fact, Walleye thrive in all three lakes, many weighing in at four to five pounds. Other abundant species include northern, Muskie, Perch, Crappie, and Bass.
Just as game fish thrive beneath the lakes’ blue surface, wildlife abounds on its shores. Deer, fox, loons, grouse, ducks, and bear are just some of the animals that share the wooded habitat of the Chippewa National Forest, home of Lake Winnibigoshish. A nature lovers’ paradise, the forest offers ample opportunities for hikers, photographers, and naturalists alike.
An unbeatable team, lakes and land provide a score of recreational activities that are supported by boat and personal water craft rentals, as well as outfitters located near the action. Whether rustic or luxury quarters are desired, nearby lodgings aim to please the taste of every visitor to the Lake Winnie Resort Area.
Little Winnibigoshish, known as “Little Winnie,” is 945.29 acres in size and has the maximum depth of 28 feet.
Blackduck Lake is 2,686.21 acres in size and has a maximum depth of 28 feet. Blackduck Lake is located 35 miles north of Cass Lake.
Garfield Lake is 979.00 acres in size and has the maximum depth of 32 feet. Garfield Lake is 27 miles from Cass Lake in Laporte.
Lake Plantangenet is located west of Cass Lake and southwest of Bemidji. It is 2,529 acres in size and has a maximum depth of 65 feet.