Start Your Minnesota Fishing Adventure At Kohl’s Resort

Kohl’s Resort is just a few miles from the Continental Divide. Our chain of five lakes are all clear and clean year round. Three of the five lakes are accessible by boat; the other two by canoe. During the winter you can see the bottom to 15 foot depths.

Accessible by Boat: Little Turtle (650 acres) is the 1st lake to receive the water from the top of the Continental Divide. Starting at the top, the water has not been through any other chains or river stretches where boats or pollutants can tamper with the clean water. Little Turtle has very few residents living around the lake. Next is our lake, Big Turtle (1600 acres). We boast about our secluded three islands on the lake. 2 are private, and the 3rd is managed by the Department of Natural Resources. Guests can go onto this island, get a campfire going, relax, and explore. After Big Turtle is Lake Movil (900 acres). Movil Lake has lots of weedy spots along the shore. There is also an excellent 45 foot deep wall that runs a quarter of a mile long.

Big Turtle Lake Fishing

Bemidji Boat Rentals

Our boat rentals can explore the Turtle River chain of lakes. Big Turtle Lake itself is approximately 1,600 acres The other lakes on the chain include: Little Turtle, Movil, Beltrami and Fox Lakes.

  • Rentals are for Kohl’s Resort guests only.
  • Our fishing boats are equipped w/electric start, electric tilt, trolling motor, fish finder and live well.
  • Gas and Bait are available for purchase, during the summer months.
  • Dogs staying at the resort are welcome on rental boats.
  • Fuel used and sales tax will be added to boat rentals.
  • GRILLING & SMOKING ARE NOT ALLOWED ON BOAT RENTALS
  • Bring Your Own Boat – Dock Fee: $17 per day or $85 per week for assigned boat slip with electric hookup on dock
Canoes, Paddle Boats, and Kayaks

Available Rentals

All
  • All
  • Fishing Boat
  • Pontoon
  • Golf Carts
22' Premier Explorer Pontoon

22′ Premier Explorer Pontoon – Brown

4-Stroke Motor

60 HP Mercury Consol

Max Cap

11

# of Seats

10

Watersports Ok

Yes

Livewell

Yes

Depth Finder

Humminbird Helix5 w Smartstrike chip

Trolling Motor & Charger

No

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$1180

Daily In House Guest Rate

$295

19' Hurricane Deck Boat

19′ Hurricane Deck Boat

4-Stroke Motor

115 HP Yamaha Consol

Max Cap

11

# of Seats

10

Watersports Ok

Yes

Livewell

Yes

Depth Finder

Humminbird Helix5 w Smartstrike chip

Trolling Motor & Charger

Yes

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$1180

Daily In House Guest Rate

$295

23' Premier Party Barge Pontoon

23′ Premier Party Barge Pontoon

4-Stroke Motor

90 HP Mercury Consol

Max Cap

11

# of Seats

11

Watersports Ok

Yes

Livewell

Yes

Depth Finder

Humminbird Helix5 w Smartstrike chip

Trolling Motor & Charger

No

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$1180

Daily In House Guest Rate

$295

22' Aqua Patio Pontoon

22′ Aqua Patio Pontoon

4-Stroke Motor

115 HP Honda Consol

Max Cap

14

# of Seats

12

Watersports Ok

Yes

Livewell

Yes

Depth Finder

Humminbird Helix5 w Smartstrike chip

Trolling Motor & Charger

No

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$1180

Daily In House Guest Rate

$295

Lund Adventure - White

17′ Lund Adventure – White

4-Stroke Motor

90 HP Mercury Consol

Max Cap

6

# of Seats

4

Watersports Ok

Yes

Livewell

Yes

Depth Finder

Humminbird Helix7 w Smartstrike chip

Trolling Motor & Charger

Yes

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$900

Daily In House Guest Rate

$225

18' Crestliner Kodiak B

18′ Crestliner Kodiak B

4-Stroke Motor

60 HP Yamaha Tiller

Max Cap

5

# of Seats

4

Watersports Ok

Yes

Livewell

Yes

Depth Finder

Humminbird Helix7 w Smartstrike chip

Trolling Motor & Charger

Yes

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$780

Daily In House Guest Rate

$195

18' Crestliner Kodiak C

18′ Crestliner Kodiak C

4-Stroke Motor

60 HP Mercury Tiller

Max Cap

5

# of Seats

4

Watersports Ok

Yes

Livewell

Yes

Depth Finder

Humminbird Helix7 w Smartstrike chip

Trolling Motor & Charger

Yes

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$780

Daily In House Guest Rate

$195

20' Crestliner Pontoon - Green

20′ Crestliner Pontoon – Green

4-Stroke Motor

40 HP Yamaha Consol 9

Max Cap

9

# of Seats

8

Watersports Ok

No

Livewell

Yes

Depth Finder

Humminbird Helix5 w Smartstrike chip

Trolling Motor & Charger

No

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$860

Daily In House Guest Rate

$215

18' Northwoods Pontoon - Blue

18′ Northwoods Pontoon – Blue

4-Stroke Motor

40 HP Mercury Consol

Max Cap

7

# of Seats

7

Watersports Ok

No

Livewell

Yes

Depth Finder

Humminbird 788 CI

Trolling Motor & Charger

No

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$780

Daily In House Guest Rate

$195

17' Forester Pontoon

17′ Forester Pontoon

4-Stroke Motor

40 HP Mercury Consol

Max Cap

9

# of Seats

8

Watersports Ok

No

Livewell

Yes

Depth Finder

Humminbird 788 CI

Trolling Motor & Charger

No

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$780

Daily In House Guest Rate

$195

Lund Classic - Grey 1

16′ Lund Classic – Grey 1

4-Stroke Motor

40 HP Honda Tiller

Max Cap

4

# of Seats

3

Watersports Ok

No

Livewell

Yes

Depth Finder

Humminbird Helix5 w Smartstrike chip

Trolling Motor & Charger

Yes

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$640

Daily In House Guest Rate

$160

Lund Classic - Grey 2

16′ Lund Classic – Grey 2

4-Stroke Motor

40 HP Honda Tiller

Max Cap

4

# of Seats

3

Watersports Ok

No

Livewell

Yes

Depth Finder

Humminbird Helix5 w Smartstrike chip

Trolling Motor & Charger

Yes

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$640

Daily In House Guest Rate

$160

16' Lund Rebel - Red

16′ Lund Rebel – Red

4-Stroke Motor

30 HP Honda Tiller

Max Cap

4

# of Seats

3

Watersports Ok

No

Livewell

Yes

Depth Finder

Humminbird 788 CI

Trolling Motor & Charger

Yes

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$560

Daily In House Guest Rate

$140

16' Lund Rebel - Green

16′ Lund Rebel – Green

4-Stroke Motor

30 HP Honda Tiller

Max Cap

4

# of Seats

3

Watersports Ok

No

Livewell

Yes

Depth Finder

Humminbird 788 CI

Trolling Motor & Charger

Yes

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$560

Daily In House Guest Rate

$140

Golf Cart Yamaha 6

Yamaha 6 Seat Limo

Power Type

Gas

# Of Seats

6

Top Cover

Yes

Windshield

No

Cargo

Rear and Mid flip flop seat into cargo bed

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$380

Daily In House Guest Rate

$95

Golf Cart Yamaha 4

Yamaha 4 Seat

Power Type

Gas

# Of Seats

4

Top Cover

Yes

Windshield

Yes

Cargo

Rear flip flop seat into cargo bed

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$320

Daily In House Guest Rate

$80

Golf Cart EZ GO 2

EZ GO 2 Seat

Power Type

Gas

# Of Seats

2

Top Cover

No

Windshield

No

Cargo

Rear cargo dump bed

Weekly In House Guest Rate

$220

Daily In House Guest Rate

$55

Why Bemidji Is A Favorite Minnesota Fishing Hot Spot?

As you relax in one of our well equipped rental boats from the 16.5 ft to 18 ft fishing boats, or one of our pontoon rentals from 16’ up to a 23’ Party Barge you will begin to unwind and enjoy the moment before feeling the strike of a walleye on your line.

Our shoreline of 11.5 miles is pure natural fish habitat, except for the 2 sandy beaches created 50 years ago at the 2 resorts that still exist on the three lake chain. Walleye caught will be mostly in the 8 to 15 ft range using live bait rigs.

Of course a Minnesota fishing vacation includes catching Northern Pike! Spring is a super time for fishing in northern Minnesota. The Northern seem to be biting on everything, but Lindy rigs and jigs are good for starters. We’ll begin with minnows in early Spring, then later in the year switch to leeches. The funny thing is while you're fishing for Walleye, Northern are jumping on the line. In the summer, Northern Pike like to sit on the 10-15 foot flats with the Walleye.

The Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are some real lunkers. The Bass hang out around the weeds and also the 6 to 9 foot water - just off the weeds. Spinner baits and plugs are the best baits to try. Even in the heat of the Summer, heading out early will be sure to get you a couple in the boat.

Skimming around one of our 3 islands brings you to some shallows. In these shallows is one of our most enjoyable types of fish, the Panfish. We have Bluegills, Pumpkinseed, Sunnies, and Perch. Use a piece of nightcrawler, grub, or jig as bait. Sometimes it’s hard keeping the bait in the water, as you are either catching these pan fish or they are stealing the bait. The slab size Sunnies, and Bluegills, have been very prevalent the last few years. Kids really go for the Perch, Sunnies, and Bluegills, because they are fun to catch and they don’t get bored. Fishing in about 6 to 9 feet of water brings the best success.

The shoreline is loaded with weeds allowing natural proliferation of all the fish species. Crappies are best caught in the Spring just after spawning. Crappies tend to hang out around the many sunken islands in Little Turtle Lake.

The Northern, Walleye, Crappie, Bass and even Panfish eat a lot right after spawning. They have gotten over the stress of the spawn and they are hungry. That’s why early Spring is a great time to come, as right after spawning, the fish are almost hitting on anything. Making our resort a Minnesota fishing destination.

Fishing Guides

First City Guide Service, Chaz Dobias at (218) 689-5550 www.firstcityguide.com

Northcountry Guide Service, Matt Breuer at (218) 444-6479. www.northcountryguides.com

Dick Beardsley 218-556-7172 https://www.dickbeardsleyfishingguide.com/

JL Outdoors, Jace Grangruth (218) 208-1004

Brady Laudon (218) 280-2941