Best Fishing Crane Lake, Minnesota
Crane is a 3,088 acre, 80-foot deep lake located 28 miles northeast of Orr, MN. The lake's northern shore forms part of the boundary to Voyageurs National Park and offers some of the best fishing in northeast Minnesota. Crane Lake is an entry point into the Park as well as U.S. Customs port for seaplane traffic. Many different fish species are present with anglers primarily seeking walleye, sauger, black crappie, and smallmouth bass. An experimental walleye regulation (all walleyes from 17 to 28 inches must be immediately released. One over 28 inches allowed in possession) is in effect for Crane Lake as well as other lakes of the Namakan Reservoir.
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Lake Area (acres): 3,088.00
Littoral Area (acres): 618.00
Maximum Depth (ft): 80.00
Water Clarity (ft): 7.50
Public Access Information: There is state-owned public access on the south side of the lake.
Fish Species found in area lakes:
- Smallmouth Bass
- Northern Pike
- Black Crappie
- Lake Trout
- Lake Whitefish
- Largemouth Bass
- Yellow Perch
Plan a Crane Lake Fishing Vacation
Are you planning a Minnesota Fishing Vacation to the Crane Lake area? Read this Minnesota fishing article written by Roger Cormier, Associate Editor, MidWest Outdoors Magazine.