Are you looking for a great lake to fish in Brainerd? Fishing in
Brainerd Minnesota's wide variety of lakes and rivers has been a
popular destination for fisherman and their families since the first
Brainerd resorts were developed. Guests at our resort will find many
fishing opportunities on Lake Edward.
Lake Edward is over 2000 acres, and about 2 miles north
to south and 1 mile east to west and basically oval in shape, with 100 % sand shore.
The average depth is 15 feet, with a lot of structure, and
a 75 foot hole. Lake Edward is well known for it's fishing, but is also large enough for water
skiing and much quieter than a chain of lakes.
the lake is stocked with walleye fry, and is also home to northern
pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, sunfish, and
crappies. You may also find the occasional perch and maybe a dogfish
or even a bullhead. A day of fishing can be pretty interesting!
A Beautiful Day for Catching Fish!
Lake Edward has very clear water; so while fishing you can often see
fish swimming below you. This is especially helpful when
sunfish are what you are looking for. Since most fish prefer weedy
areas, there aren't many fish to be found around the dock near our
At Shing Wako we have boat and pontoon rental and plenty of dock space
and boat lifts for rent. Our pontoons have been especially popular with families.
We personally practice catch-and-release, and we encourage our
guests to do the same. For those who are fishing for dinner, we have
a fish cleaning house near the beach that can be used to clean
whatever you've decided to keep. We also have freezer space
available for you. If you are staying at Shing Wako as a Minnesota reunions group you might like to plan a fishing
tournament, let us know if that is the case, we would like to help
in any way we can.
Fishing licenses and bait can be purchased in Merrifield, just four
miles south of us. We sell gas and oil here at the resort, and will
personally gas up your boat at the dock. Simply inquire at the
office or catch Marty running around - he is the one who is always