Looking to branch out and try some new water in your pursuit of the prized walleye? Here’s a list of 10 top Minnesota lakes, both large and small, which are known for prolific populations of walleye. Ask 100 anglers and you will no doubt get as many answers about the most favored and revered walleye lakes around. Here are a few of our secrets:

1. Lake Vermilion

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2. Lake Alexander (Morrison County)

3. Pokegema Lake (Itasca County – “Hey, there’s a reason the Governor is heading there!”)

4. Lake Mille Lacs

5. Lake Amelia (Pope County)

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6. Centerville Lake (Anoka County)

7. Leech Lake

8. Gull Lake

9. Lake Winnibigoshish

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10. Woman Lake (Cass County)