Come Fish for Trophy Walleye & Bass on Spider Lake
Spider Lake has a reputation for producing trophy-size fish each year. This four-mile-long lake provides great walleye fishing, muskie fishing, northern pike fishing, largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing and perch, crappie, bluegill and other panfish. The lake’s numerous bays and points provide terrific structure for a wide variety of game fish.
According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources lake information report, Spider Lake has a walleye gill-net catch near the upper end of the expected range of similar lakes. Size structure is excellent with several fish exceeding 20 inches.
Walleye fry are currently stocked one out of 3 years. Walleye growth is faster than the statewide average for ages 1 to 5, and slower than the statewide averages for ages 6 to 9.
The DNR report says that the northern pike gill-net abundance is within the expected range of similar lakes. Size structure is moderate with most fish around 20 inches. A detailed muskie survey conducted recently describes a healthy muskie population.
The report notes that smallmouth bass are also abundant with a higher than expected gill-net catch for similar lakes, according to the DNR. Size structure is moderate with a few fish exceeding 14 inches.
Largemouth bass gill-net abundance is lower than the expected range for similar lakes. The trap-net catch for bluegill, black crappie, yellow perch and sunfish are all within the expected range of similar lakes.
At the resort we sell live bait including nightcrawlers, leeches and minnows. We also sell gas and oil, and offer boat, motor and pontoon rentals. Click here for watercraft rental information. We have three fish cleaning houses and free freezer space for your catch.
2023 FISHING OPENERS
2024 FISHING OPENERS
Walleye, Bass & Northern: May 13, 2023
Muskie: June 3, 2023
Walleye, Bass & Northern: May 11, 2024
Muskie: June 1, 2024