Fishing Pelican Lake

Pelican Lake is nearly 11,000 acres with 50 islands and numerous points and bays. Large and smallmouth bass, northern pike, sunfish, crappies, perch and walleyes all can be found in Pelican Lake! Pelican has such a variety of species that the saying “something is always biting on Pelican” has never been more true. Pelican Lake is a relatively shallow lake with an average depth of about 10 feet.

Pelican Lake is famous for its Blue Gills and Crappies. In fact, Orr is the “Home of the Giant Blue Gill.” In recent years however, Pelican Lake has become known for Northern Pike and Bass. The Northern Pike are not only abundant, they are big. 36″ or bigger is very common. The Small Mouth Bass are also abundant and good size. If you want a big fish though, 6 – 7 pound Large Mouth Bass are common on this lake.

The best fishing on Pelican Lake is the last 2 weeks of May through June and late August and September. However, Northern Pike and Bass fishing is good through out the summer.