Cragun’s has it all for great fishing
Cragun’s Resort on beautiful Gull Lake is set up to be an all-inclusive resort for fishing. We can completely outfit your Gull Lake fishing party, whether large or small. You or your group will be equipped for unforgettable fishing adventures on the incomparable Gull Lake Chain or surrounding Minnesota lakes, which boast some of Minnesota’s most famous fishing spots.
Cragun’s is located on the southern shore of Gull Lake, one of the favorite fishing lakes of such greats as Al Lindner of “In Fisherman” and Babe Winkelman from the popular syndicated TV show, “Good Fishin’.” Cragun’s Resort has been the site of some of fishing’s biggest contests. The MN Pro-AM Bass Tour Tournament of Champions, the MN Wild’s 10,000 Rinks Foundation Fishing Tournament, and the annual Camp Confidence Fishing Classic have all picked Cragun’s as their site of choice.
Our fishing guests say they love the experience they had at our Minnesota fishing resort. It’s because we take Gull Lake fishing seriously enough to make it fun.
Cragun’s is located on famous Gull Lake which is a 9,418 acre lake just six miles north of Brainerd. It is part of the Gull Lake Reservoir chain of lakes. The lake has a maximum depth of 80 feet and about 30% of the lake is shallower than 15 feet. Water clarity is excellent. Gull is an extremely popular lake for both angling and other water-based recreational activities.
The most recent population assessment found northern pike present in good numbers. Size ranged from 17.5-39.8 inches and over 50% of pike sampled were at least 24 inches in length. Walleyes as large as 29.2 inches were sampled and 27% of the catch were at least 20 inches in length. Fry stocked the past three years, along with natural reproduction has created an excellent outlook for walleye fishing in the future.
Largemouth bass catches ranged from 5.3-17.6 inches, with numerous age classes present. Black crappie numbers remain high and bluegill numbers moderate.
The Brainerd area has highly experienced fishing guides to help you get the most out of your Minnesota fishing trip. Get the details with our guide profiles. Book a Guided Fishing Trip and we’ll take care of everything for you, from the large, comfortable boats holding up to 3 adults, to outfitting you with state-of-the-art fishing gear (24 hour notice required).