Fishing is a summer pastime for many and luckily the Midwest is full of great waters for everyone from pro anglers to pond hoppers. Here is a look at just a few great destinations for a group of avid fisherman.
The Iowa Great Lakes are a group of lakes in northwest Iowa, consisting of the three main lakes Big Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake, and East Okoboji Lake. This area, commonly referred to as Okoboji, offers many resorts, nearby golf, and Arnolds Park Amusement Park.
In Mille Lacs, MN, there is entertainment and fishing in every season. This area is known as the “walleye factory,” with many coming to land a trophy smallmouth bass. Eddy’s Resort offers great meeting space as well as multiple fishing excursion options for groups large and small. A short distance away, Grand Casino Mille Lacs offers golf, casino gaming, and live entertainment for when your group is ready to come ashore.
Carlyle Lake is the largest man-made reservoir in Illinois. Groups will find all they need for a lively getaway at Mariner’s Village at Carlyle Lake, in Carlyle, IL. The lake is great fishing for crappie, white bass, largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, and more.
There are so many great venues your group can enjoy in the Midwest with the added attraction of great fishing. Have you had a great fishing opportunity at a Midwest resort? Let us know about your experience in the comments below!