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Fishing At Rainy Lake

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Fishing for smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, bowfin, northern pike, sauger and lake sturgeon at Rainy Lake in Minnesota.

Large numbers of walleye, bass, pike, crappie, pike and muskie make Rainy Lake a great destination for fishing enthusiasts. The lake also has healthy populations of sunfish, perch, bowfin and sturgeon. This elaborate expanse of water surrounding hundreds of islands covers 220,000 acres, creating thousands of places to wet a line. Rainy Lake is on the northern border of the state, at International Falls, MN, and the lake resides in both Minnesota and Canada. Collectively there are over 1,800 miles of shoreline, with a half dozen boat launch ramps serving the public on the Minnesota side of the lake. A Minnesota fishing license is required for anglers 16 years old or older. This may be the most fished walleye water in the country each spring, and the fertile lake continues to produce great walleye fishing. The towns of International Falls and Ranier offer a wide variety of conveniences to enhance your stay with lodging, camping, shopping and dining.

Primary fish species residing in Rainy Lake

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Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Bowfin Northern pike Sauger Sturgeon

Rainy Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Riverside Court Campground - 218 283-2839

Forestry Department Campground - 218 286-3334

Arnold's Campground & RV Park - 218 285-9100

Point Park Tenting Area Campground - 807 274-5323

Rainy Lake MN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Arnold's Campground & RV Park
2031 2nd Ave
International Falls, MN 56649
218 285-9100

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Fishing for bass, crappie, walleye, sunfish, perch, bowfin, pike and sturgeon at Rainy Lake in northern Minnesota.

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