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Hammal is located in Aitkin County, Minnesota. This lake is 376 acres in size. It is approximately 44 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed and.
375 acres
LAKE SIZE
44 feet
MAX DEPTH
10 feet
AVG DEPTH
4.7 miles
SHORELINE
ACCESS
Boat Ramp
FISH TO CATCH
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Brown Bullhead
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Rock Bass
Walleye
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Blackchin Shiner
Blacknose Shiner
Bluntnose Minnow
Bowfin
Golden Shiner
Hybrid Sunfish
Iowa Darter
Johnny Darter
Pumpkinseed
Tadpole Madtom
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Hammal.
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HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY

Hammal Lake is a moderate sized lake located a few miles southwest of the City of Aitkin. The lake has diverse habitat including shallow vegetated bays, submerged points, and deep holes. Residential development ranging from seasonal cabins to year-round homes occurs around much of the shoreline. There is a public access located in the southeast corner of the lake.

Anglers will be greeted with an abundant largemouth bass population with a variety of sizes. While traditional survey gear captured only average numbers, additional spring night electrofishing collected 99 fish in one hour of sampling. These fish averaged 12.6 inches with 13% over 14 inches and fish up to 19 inches observed in the sample.

Walleye fingerlings have been stocked in alternate years since 2001. The walleye catch of 0.2 per gill net was well below the goal listed in the current management plan of 2-3 per gill net. The current fingerling stocking strategy does not appear to be producing significant returns.

The northern pike catch of 5.5 per gill net was the lowest observed catch since 1970, and was within the normal range for similar lakes. However, size was not favorable. Pike captured in gill nets ranged from 10.9 to 20.9 inches and averaged just 16.4 inches and 1.0 pound. Growth was similar to previous surveys, and slow compared to county and state averages.

Panfish anglers should have opportunities to catch respectable sunfish and black crappie. Bluegill abundance was normal for this type of lake at 15.3 per trap net. Size averaged 6.4 inches with 29% greater than 7 inches. Fish grew slow compared to county and state averages, but similar to previous assessments. Although black crappie abundance was below the normal range for similar lakes for the first time in nine surveys to date at 0.8 per gill net, growth improved from the previous survey and was similar to county averages.

NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Hammal. Although we strive to provide the most accurate information as we can the information contained in this page is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.
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