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Big Deep Lake

Cass County - Minnesota
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The Leech Lake area has built a strong reputation for its wonderful family vacations and fishing getaways! Visitors are sure to find their ideal lodging option as Leech Lake has over 30 resorts, lodges, campgrounds, and hotels lining its pristine shores.

Leech Lake is known for offering the best Walleye fishing and Muskie fishing in the Midwest. With 195 miles of shoreline and 112,835 acres to explore, both professional fishermen and family fishing trips alike are sure to enjoy a successful day of fishing on Leech Lake.

For more information on things to do and see check out leechlake.org

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Frequently Asked Questions About Big Deep Lake, MN


How big is Big Deep Lake?
Big Deep Lake is approximately 536 sq acres (2.2 sq km) in size with 5 miles (8.0 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Big Deep Lake?
Big Deep Lake is approximately 107 feet (32.6 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Big Deep 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, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Big Deep Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Cisco (Tullibee), Greater Redhorse, Logperch, Pallid Shiner, Shorthead Redhorse and White Sucker.



Are there places to stay in the Big Deep 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 Deep 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 Deep 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 Deep 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 Deep Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

Explore the Big Deep 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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History & Status of the Fishery

Big Deep Lake is a 484 acre lake with a maximum depth of 107 feet. It is located six miles east of Hackensack in northern Cass County. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has classified Minnesota's lakes into 43 different types, based on physical, chemical, and other characteristics. Big Deep Lake is in Lake Class 23. Other area lakes in this same class include Baby (located two miles north of Big Deep Lake), Deep Portage (located six miles northeast of Backus), Hay (located ten miles northeast of Backus), and Stony (located two miles northeast of Hackensack) Lakes. There is no public access on the lake and the only resort is on the north side of lake.An abundant northern pike population exists in Big Deep Lake. The average-size of sampled northern pike was 17.0 inches and weighed 1.3 pounds. Some northern pike larger than 28 inches were sampled. Growth was slow when compared to other area class 23 lakes.Walleye were sampled at a rate typical of other area class 23 lakes. The average-size of sampled walleye was 19 inches and weighed 2.7 pounds. It appears that some portion of the walleye population is immigrating from other lakes by way of the Boy River. Sampled walleye were growing at a good rate when compared to class 23 lakes.The bluegill that were sampled showed good quality with 19% of the sample larger than 7 inches. Quality has declined since 1972 when it was reported that 61% of the sample was larger than 7 inches. The growth rate for bluegill was slow. Six inch bluegill averaged eight years old.As in previous years, low numbers of black crappie and largemouth bass were sampled. Summer netting often does not sample these species relative to their abundance.Other fish sampled include yellow perch, pumpkinseed, rock bass, yellow bullhead, brown bullhead, black bullhead, and white sucker. Muskellunge have also been reported in Big Deep.To help maintain quality fish populations in Big Deep Lake, lake users should safeguard aquatic habitat by preserving or reestablishing aquatic plants and natural shorelines. Aquatic and terrestrial plants provide food and cover for fish and wildlife. They also help protect shorelines from erosion, and absorb nutrients and pollutants. Natural shorelines, shorelines that have not been altered by man, help protect a lake from silt-laden runoff water. They also provide excellent places for wildlife to feed, hide, and raise their young. Protection of the larger watershed that drains into Big Deep Lake is also needed for maintaining water quality.Anglers can help maintain or improve the quality fishing by practicing catch and release of medium to large-sized fish. Releasing these fish will help maintain the quality of the fish population and provide anglers with more opportunities to catch mor large fish in the future.


What is the average air temp for Big Deep Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Big Deep 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 49°F (9°C) to a low around 26°F (-3°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 Deep Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Big Deep 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 Deep Lake...
DISTANCE ACRES MAX DEPTH
Trillium Lake 1.5 mi 155 48 ft
Blind Lake 1.7 mi 82 20 ft
Little Boy Lake 1.8 mi 1,372 74 ft
Long Lake 2.1 mi 246 37 ft
Sand Lake 2.1 mi 41 8 ft
Sand Lake 2.2 mi 149 54 ft
Kerr Lake 2.3 mi 83 79 ft
Lost Lake 2.4 mi 69 26 ft
Widow Lake 2.5 mi 198 46 ft
Deep Portage Lake 2.8 mi 129 105 ft
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