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Fishing Portage Lake

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New Leech Lake Campground is just five miles south of Portage Lake. Portage Lake receives relatively little fishing pressure due to its close proximity to the well-known Minnesota fisheries of Leech Lake and Lake Winnibigoshish.

Portage Lake has a naturally reproducing walleye population as well as a stocking program managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Its soft sand bottom, aboundant aquatic plants and a large baitfish population provide excellent habitat for walleyes, northern pike, crappie, bluegill and largemouth bass.

Here are some helpful Portage Lake links:

  • Lake Information & Fish Sampling Report
  • Portage Lake Map (.pdf file)
  • Portage Lake Topographical Map