For over 80 years, tourists have been drawn to Pelican Lake and Orr, Minnesota because of its reputation for great fishing, clear water and the opportunity to experience the serenity of true wilderness. Pines and evergreens line the shores along with rocks left over from the ice age.
Pelican Lake is hailed as one of Minnesota’s great fishing lakes with an abundant supply of bluegills, large and smallmouth bass, walleyes, crappies, northern pike and perch. Children enjoy casting a line for panfish and are rarely disappointed!
With nearly 11,000 acres, 54 miles of shoreline and over 50 islands to explore, Pelican Lake is a dream come true for those who have yet to experience its treasures! Happy vacationers return year after year, swimming in the tranquil waters, paddling canoes along its mesmerizing shores and heading out for a day of serious fishing.
Pelican Lake Minnesota is perhaps one of the State’s most beautiful wilderness lakes. With a maximum depth of just 38 feet, Pelican Lake draws many Great White American Pelicans (it’s namesake). Every year the Pelicans call Pelican Lake their summer home. These massive birds are magnificent to behold! As you meander around Pelican Lake, take a deep breath of fresh air and keep your camera ready as black bear, deer, wolves, otter, beavers, fox, badger, porcupine, coyote, eagles, osprey, hawks and other waterfowl often appear along the shore.
MN Fishing License Info
Link to MN DNR Fishing Info Link to MN Fishing License Link to DNR Pelican Lake MN Info
Pelican Lake offers great fishing all seasons. The lake is known for Northern Pike, Bass, Crappies,
Sunfish, as well as the occasional Walleye.
Oveson’s has dock space……or we have boats and motors available for rent. Be sure to reserve your
boat early to ensure the best selection.
Oveson’s Pelican Lake Resort and Inn Official Guide! Butch Furtman is one of the premier outdoorsman in the Midwest. He is a well-recognized writer, an expert fisherman and hunter, and long-time consultant to the fishing tackle industry. Butch has produced a leading outdoor show, “Sportsman’s Notebook,” on ABC affiliate, WDIO-TV, for twenty-five years. And for the past 15 years, his syndicated show, “Sportsman’s Journal,” has been aired on Fox Sports Net. The show has also appeared on The Outdoor Channel. Butch’s ABC show consistently earns the highest Nielsen Rating, scoring much better than the other major syndicated outdoor shows on the air.
“I enjoy showing the outdoors the way people actually experience it,” Butch states, and his enthusiasm is contagious. He includes his audience in his adventures so they can enjoy them through him. His shows feature a wide variety of outdoor sports, including all types of freshwater fishing, big game, upland bird and waterfowl hunting. Butch carefully explains and demonstrates the latest techniques and equipment and offers tips on fish and game cooking, so his audience is not only entertained, but informed on the important “how to’s” of outdoor sports as well.
A featured writer for outdoor magazines, Butch has been published in Field & Stream, In-Fisherman, Outdoor News, and Hunting and Fishing Library. He is always in demand for seminars on fishing and hunting and has been showcased as the main speaker at numerous sports and travel shows and in-store promotions.
Butch has enjoyed the sponsorship of major boat and tackle companies. He has acted as a consultant in testing new tackle for them and has also helped to design, and outfit new fishing boats for his sponsors. Many of Butch’s sponsors have been associated with his show almost as long as he has been on the air, a strong testimonial to the value they place in his ability to represent them well. Butch Furtman is a proven performer who has a track record of tremendous viewer loyalty and sponsorship support. Visit Butch’s Website!