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Beltrami

Beltrami County, MN
Beltrami County, MN
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Beltrami is located in Beltrami County, Minnesota. This lake is 726 acres in size. It is approximately 50 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed,.
725 acres
LAKE SIZE
50 feet
MAX DEPTH
13 feet
AVG DEPTH
7.2 miles
SHORELINE
ACCESS
Boat Ramp
FISH TO CATCH
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Brown Bullhead
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Rock Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Banded Killifish
Blackchin Shiner
Blacknose Shiner
Bluntnose Minnow
Bowfin
Brook Stickleback
Burbot
Central Mudminnow
Cisco (Tullibee)
Common Shiner
Golden Shiner
Hybrid Sunfish
Iowa Darter
Johnny Darter
Mimic Shiner
Mottled Sculpin
Pumpkinseed
Shorthead Redhorse
White Sucker
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Beltrami.
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STAY 22: Beltrami
HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY

Lake Beltrami (D.O.W. # 04-0135-00) is a 726-acre lake with a maximum depth of 50 feet located 10 miles north of Bemidji in Beltrami County. There is a DNR public water access with a concrete ramp and parking for about 10 trucks/trailers located on the south shore of the lake off of HWY 71 on Lake Beltrami Road. Lake Beltrami is managed for Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Walleye and Northern Pike. A special regulation for Northern Pike consisting of a protected slot limit from 24 to 36 inches and 1 fish allowed over 36 inches in the daily possession limit of 3 fish is in effect. Statewide regulations apply to all other species.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has classified Minnesota lakes based on similarities in lake basin (depth, size) water chemistry (alkalinity, water clarity). Lake Beltrami is in lake class 25. The following discussion makes comparisons between Beltrami and other class 25 lakes in the state. Other Bemidji area lakes in this class include Turtle River Lake, Pimushe Lake and Lake Itasca.

While Lake Beltrami has always been known as a good Largemouth Bass fishing lake, Smallmouth Bass have become well established over the past 20 years and now provide a good fishery as well. Electrofishing conducted as part of the 2016 assessment resulted in similar catch rates for both species with Largemouth Bass up to 17.9 inches and Smallmouth Bass up to 19.4 inches in length captured. Lake Beltrami currently provides a unique angling opportunity as one of the only lakes in the Bemidji area with a fishable Smallmouth Bass population. However the species is now expanding and will likely eventually become established through the entire Turtle River and Cass Lake Chains of lakes.

The 2016 Bluegill catch rate of 16.44/trap net was similar to the median catch rate for class 25 lakes (17.25/trap net). Bluegill were on the small side, with an average length of 5.47 inches. Few fish over 8 inches in length were captured in this assessment.

The 2016 Walleye catch rate was 1.33/gill net, which was lower than expected. Walleye up to 24.21 inches were captured, with an average size of 17.67 inches.

The Northern Pike catch rate was 2.89/gill net. Northern Pike had a good average size of 24.07 inches and 2.91 lbs/fish, with pike up to 29.41 inches in length captured in the assessment.

Other species of fish captured in the 2016 assessment were Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Hybrid Sunfish, Tullibee (Cisco), White Sucker, Yellow Perch and Bullhead species. Although not captured, Muskellunge are known to inhabit the lake.

NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Beltrami. 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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