Hackensack and Longville Area

The Hackensack and Longville area, located in central Minnesota, is a hidden gem for anglers. With numerous lakes offering a variety of fish species, it is an excellent destination for both novice and experienced fishermen. The scenic beauty and tranquility of the area make it a perfect getaway.


Central Minnesota

Notable Lakes

Ten Mile Lake, Woman Lake, Birch Lake

Fishing Species


The most sought-after fish in the Bemidji area, known for its excellent taste.

Tips: Use jigs tipped with minnows or leeches along drop-offs and weed edges.


Known as the “fish of ten thousand casts,” muskie fishing is challenging but rewarding.

Tips: Trolling with crankbaits or casting large bucktail spinners near weed edges and rocky points.

Northern Pike

Aggressive predators that provide exciting action for anglers.

Tips: Jigging with live bait like minnows or using crankbaits in deeper waters during the day.


Prized aggressive fish known for their amazing fights.

Tips: Spinner Baits along weed edges, combined with wacky worms. Don't be afraid to go in to the weeds, Ned rigs have been a great option too.

Best Fishing Spots

Ten Mile Lake

Known for its clear waters and excellent walleye and smallmouth bass fishing.

Woman Lake

Offers great fishing for walleye, northern pike, and largemouth bass.

Birch Lake

A hotspot for bluegill and largemouth bass, particularly in the summer.

History and Interesting Facts

Hackensack and Longville have rich histories rooted in the logging industry and Native American heritage.

Longville is known as the "Turtle Racing Capital of the World," hosting weekly turtle races during the summer.

Learn more with the guide life!

If you have experienced Lake Vermillion Walleye fishing and want to learn more or if you have never been and want to see what this lake can offer, this is the show for you! LOA Guides Justin Chromy and Jason Freed head out on a cold weather day and put the forward facing sonar and slip-bobbers to work! Capitalizing on multiple big bites and a bunch of eaters to boot, these to show the full experience of what this beautiful lake has to offer and enjoy a great shore lunch to wrap it up!

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