Minnesota Fishing Vacation – Dancing Bear Fishing Info
Minnesota Fishing is at its Best in Balm Lake. Walleye, Northern Pike, Sunnies and some of the Best Bass fishing in Minnesota!
Balm Lake is a spring fed lake with over 700 acres and a deepest depth of 33′ of prime fishing. Known for trophy walleye, northern pike, bass and panfish – the very best panfish fishing around (ok, we are prejudiced). Balm Lake is one of those lakes that has great all-around fishing for everyone to enjoy. The serious, dedicated fisherman can be challenged by those stealthy Walleye and Pike and the newbie who just wants to catch a fish can snag a Sunnie and achieve that goal!
Everybody can catch something…kids of all ages will enjoy the ease with which they will “catch dinner.” Some of our biggest “wall hangers” have been caught off the dock! Plus, Balm Lake is quiet, lightly fished and we are the only resort on the lake.
We want you to go by all the rules and be completely legal.
Here is a link to the latest info on all of the regulations.
Also, remember to get your fishing license before you get here! You can do that online RIGHT HERE.
And here are all the various opening dates - Fishing Opener Dates
Here is some info on the various kinds of fish.
Balm Lake Maps
Walleye, Minnesota fishing is synonymous with its most famous fish! It produces a wonderful, thick fillet that is just delicious. Walleyes are a challenge, but not impossible. The name comes from that distinctive white eye, a reflective layer of coloring or pigment, that helps give it good night vision and the ability to navigate murky lake bottoms. Steve stays on top of what is biting and where, so they can lead you right to them. Just ask.
The Northern Pike is almost as tasty as walleye, the northern also has a white fillet. The master fisherman say that northerns stay in shallow water early in the season and then move into the deeper water as summer progresses and the water gets hotter. Sometimes smaller northern stay in shallow water all season.
Bass? We got your Bass! A lake such as Balm can be a bonanza for Bass. Large mouth bass can be found here…it is just up to you to catch ‘em! The slot on bass for Balm Lake. You can keep one over 20″ and none between 12″ and 20″ and under 12″ you can keep. We gotta keep the lake stocked for the future, but you can catch and release all day long! Wanna see some BIG FISH? Click here.
Sunfish Heaven! How many of you remember that very first fish you caught? The excitement of it hitting your hook and your squeals of delight! Then you hauled that enormous, to you, crappie or perch up into the boat and were the fisherman of the day! Balm Lake is chock full of memories like that waiting for your kids to create. Panfish abound here and we want to see your kids making those kinds of memories. Panfish are perfect for kids (ok, and adults also) to fish for…you don’t need a ton of gear or the expertise of a master fisherman…just a hook, bait, bobber and a sinker on a little rod, or even a cane pole, and the kids are ready. Keep it simple, keep it fun and you will have a family outing that will be remembered forever.
Besides, as we always tell our guests – “The GOOD fishermen ALWAYS catch fish!”