For calls regarding:
- Current boating conditions
- Update on your arrival for a reservation
- Help while on the water
Call Our Gull Lake Location: 218-963-1010 | 8089 Lost Lake Rd, Nisswa, MN 56468 view map
There is somewhat limited parking in the Gull Lake Marina parking lot; however, there are places nearby to find parking if the lot is full.
About The Lake
Welcome to YBC – Gull Lake! Within a 30-mile radius, you will find over 450 lakes, four river systems, 13 mine pit lakes, 3 trout streams and 3 trout-stocked lakes. Gull Lake is rated the best fishing hole of the bunch.
At nearly 10,000 acres, Gull is the largest lake in the Brainerd area. Maximum depth is 80 feet and nearly 30% of the lake is 15 feet or less. These shallow waters consist primarily of sand and gravel. Rubble and boulders abound in many shallow bays.
This lake is connected to eight smaller lakes through a series of navigable channels but Gull Lake is the granddaddy of them all. The reason Gull holds such a phenomenal fishery is that it is blessed with superb fishing structure for all species. It’s large, it’s deep and it has sharp rocky drop-offs going down like stairsteps into the depths — perfect hideouts for big fish, especially walleyes.
The upper section of the lake is characterized by sunken islands, sand and gravel bars and rocky reefs. The lower section, south of Gull Point (formerly Squaw Point), is a group of large bays with numerous humps, sunken islands and massive weed flats that have a varied selection of healthy lush weeds, perfect for largemouth bass.
Gull Lake has a strong population of stocked walleyes (annual fry) and also naturally produced walleyes. Their average weight is 1.3 pounds. The northern pike population is very good and averages 4.0 pounds.
Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Crappie, Sunfish
Bait & Tackle Options
There are some great restaurants nearby for you to enjoy during your boating outing, including the beloved Ernie’s Eatery & Ice Cream Parlor, where you can stop in for delicious hand-cut walleye or their famous house made lobster bisque, plus a selection of delicious desserts. Very close to our YBC location is Zorbaz, offering online food ordering and delivery! Their motto is: Pizza. Mexican. Minnezotan.
Looking to make Gull Lake more of a weekend trip? No problem! There are tons of places to stay and plenty of activities to make your weekend a great getaway. Located just 4 minutes from Your Boat Club is the top-rated Grandview Lodge, offering a multitude of activities for you during a weekend stay including: golfing, a spa, dining, and more! On the other side of Gull Lake (20 mins) is Cragun’s, another popular lodging destination with dining, a pool, golf course, and more.
Great activities and places to stay for families with young kids include: Nisswa Family Fun Waterpark, Paul Bunyan Waterpark at Arrowwood Lodge, and Three Bears Waterpark & Resort. Or, get your game on at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf! If you’re looking to stay during the winter, we recommend getting outdoors at Mount Ski! This ultimate winter experience includes everything from dining to a spa… and their main attraction – amazing ski hills and trails!