Central Minnesota: So Many Fish, So Easy to Get to
St. Cloud rests along the shores of the Mississippi River. Smallmouth bass fishing is some of the best in the state. Muskies larger than 30 pounds have been caught near Clearwater just outside of St. Cloud. The area offers other varieties of fishing including the well-known Horseshoe Chain of Lakes, where you’ll find resorts and campgrounds. Quarry Park and Nature Preserve is a good spot for trout fishing.
Hutchinson, south of St. Cloud, is home to various lakes, rivers and streams. Walleyes and crappies are the much sought-after fish in this area, but as in many Minnesota lake areas, you’ll find a variety of species. The community of Hutchinson has many services for visitors.
Near Sauk Centre is the well-known Sauk Lake. Trophy-sized bass, stocked walleye and panfish are the main attractions. You’ll find a lake access campground, bait shops and other angler-friendly amenities. Most famous for being the home of Sinclair Lewis, Sauk Centre maintains its historic appeal while catering to today’s travelers.