Hungryman Lake is located in eastern Becker County, two miles northeast of the town of Two Inlets. Hungryman has a surface area of 139 acres and is a very shallow lake with a maximum depth of only 21 feet. Hungryman Lake lies entirely within the Two Inlets State Forest. There is a State Forest campground and public access located on the south shore. Due to the shallow depth, Hungryman Lake is subject to periodic "winterkill" events. Several partial winterkills have occurred over the years.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has classified Minnesota's lakes into 43 different types based on physical, chemical, and other characteristics. Hungryman is in lake class 39. Other area lakes in this same classification include; Paine, Peysenski, and Portage. Class 39 lakes are characterized as shallow lakes with a high percentage of the lake area less than 15 feet in depth (littoral area).
Present and past surveys have shown Hungryman to have an abundant northern pike population. Anglers will find that northern pike tend to run small as average length and weight was only 20.9 inches and 1.8 pounds. Northern pike up to 28.3 inches were sampled. Hungryman has an abundant panfish population composed of black crappie, bluegill, and pumpkinseed. Anglers will find black crappie in the 8-10 inch with a few larger sized fish. Black crappie growth rates were slow when compared to other area lakes. Anglers will find good numbers of bluegill and pumpkinseed in the 6-8 inch size range. Hungryman can support a "boom and bust" largemouth bass population depending on the frequency and severity of winterkills. While not known for producing big bass, Hungryman can provide good action for 12-15 inch bass.