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Big Rice Lake

Beltrami County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Big Rice Lake, MN


How big is Big Rice Lake?
Big Rice Lake is approximately 633 sq acres (2.6 sq km) in size with 7 miles (11.1 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Big Rice Lake?
Big Rice Lake is approximately 13 feet (4.0 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Big Rice Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Bowfin, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Big Rice Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Cisco (Tullibee), Golden Redhorse, Shorthead Redhorse and White Sucker.



Are there places to stay in the Big Rice Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Big Rice Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there topographical lake maps available Big Rice Lake?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Big Rice Lake (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Are there places to eat and drink near Big Rice Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What are the fishing regulations for Big Rice Lake?
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Big Rice Lake that you need to know. For complete fishing regulations visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. To report a violation call (800) 652-9093. Need a Minnesota fishing license?

Explore the Big Rice Lake area in a RV
Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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Luxury 2019 Ice Castle Diamond RV Edition
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2021 Forest River Salem FSX, sharp little camper for your next adventure!
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2017 Forest River Cherokee
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Bemidji, MN
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What aquatic invasive species are found in Big Rice Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Big Rice Lake including zebra mussel.

Join us in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species These sneaky creatures can hitch a ride on boats, clinging onto propellers, anchor lines, and trailers. They can even survive in hidden places like bilge water and ballast tanks, or disguise themselves in dirt and sand that sticks to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. But don't worry, we have the power to stop them in their tracks with just a few simple steps. So let's do our part and protect our waters from these unwanted invaders.


History & Status of the Fishery

BIG RICE LAKE APPEARS TO SUPPORT MODERATELY DENSE POPULATIONS OF SMALL NORTHERN PIKE AND YELLOW PERC H. GILLNET CATCHES OF WALLEYE SUGGEST HIGHER THAN AVERAGE NUMBERS OF WALLEYE BUT WEATHER CONDITIONS AND INFLUENCE OF THE RIVER MAY CAUSE LARGE VARIAT IONS IN WALLEYE PRESENCE. A RELATIVELY LARGE NUMB ER OF SPECIES ARE PRESENT AS EXPECTED IN A MORE LO TIC THAN LACUSTRINE ENVIRONMENT. ALTHOUGH NOT DEM ONSTRATED, BIG RICE AND LITTLE RICE LAKES MAY SERV E AS NOP NURSERY AREAS FOR CONENCTED LAKES WITH LE SS SUITABLE SPAWNING HABITAT. WALLEYE MEDIAN CPE FOR CLASS 40 LAKE WAS 4.7 PER LIFT. MEDIAN CPE FO R NORTHRN PIKE IN CLASS 40 LAKES WAS 5.3.


What is the average air temp for Big Rice Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Big Rice Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 22°F (-6°C) to a low around -2°F (-19°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Big Rice Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Big Rice Lake.

For more Minnesota State Park information see our State Park Guide.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Big Rice Lake...
DISTANCE ACRES MAX DEPTH
Little Rice Lake 1.3 mi 123 26 ft
Kitchi Lake 2.4 mi 1,858 50 ft
Pimushe Lake 2.6 mi 1,230 40 ft
Big Lake 3.7 mi 3,596 35 ft
Buck Lake 4.2 mi 360 40 ft
Moose Lake 4.3 mi 601 71 ft
Blue Sky Lake 4.5 mi 33 46 ft
South Twin Lake 4.7 mi 222 45 ft
Silver Lake 5.0 mi 132 55 ft
Lost Lake 5.2 mi 130 31 ft
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