On Scenic Bowstring Lake

Fish for the Lunkers at Snug Harbor

Bowstring Lake is widely recognized as one of Minnesota’s Top Walleye Fishing Lakes.  Many of the most recognized names in the sport fishing industry will tell you how good the fishing is here.  But whether you’re a Pro or an novice angler, you are sure to catch plenty of fish during your stay at Snug Harbor.

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Bowstring Lake is managed primarily for Walleye and secondarily for Black Crappie and Northern Pike. The Walleye sample indicated a healthy population and good natural reproduction. The sample indicated lengths up to 22 inches. The Northern Pike sample indicated fast growth and again a good natural reproduction. The sample indicated lengths up to 30 inches. The Black Crappie was sampled with lengths up to 12.3 inches and Yellow Perch up to 11.7 inches.

Walleye, northern, crappie or jumbo perch – whatever your pleasure, we have the fish!  If you’re not sure where to start looking for them, you might consider “buddying up” to resort owner Al Furman or his son, A.J.  Rumor has it that they know ALL the hot spots on the lake.

Bowstring Lake is part of a large chain of lakes – so you can also fish Big Sand, Little Sand, Rice, and the Bowstring River – all are multi-species fisheries.

Snug Harbor Resort offers easy access to the lake with their own private boat ramp and generous docking for your boat. All the docks are within a Protected Harbor so that no matter how windy the lake gets your boat and fishing equipment will be protected.  Several of the docks have electrical outlets.  We sell bait, tackle, gas and oil and have boats and motor rentals available.

Bowstring Lake Fishing Report

Updated: September 27, 2017

The lake level is way down. Larger boats are having a tough time getting on the lake due to the shallow shoreline. Smaller boats and motors are still able to get on. Fishing this past week was very slow.This is our last week of the fishing season and the next fishing report will be May 2018. Have a warm winter.

Snug Harbor Resort

Check out these helpful fishing links:

Fishing License Information & Rates – Resident

Fishing License Information & Rates – Non-Resident

State Record Fish