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Bass Lake

Crow Wing County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Bass Lake, MN

How big is Bass Lake?
Bass Lake is approximately 121 sq acres (0.5 sq km) in size with 3 miles (5.3 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Bass Lake?
Bass Lake is approximately 47 feet (14.3 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Bass 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 Bass Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Banded Killifish, Blackchin Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Brook Silverside, Cisco (Tullibee), Greater Redhorse, Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Iowa Darter, Johnny Darter, Least Darter, Logperch, Pugnose Shiner, Silver Redhorse, Spottail Shiner, Tadpole Madtom and White Sucker.

Are there fishing guides or charters for Bass Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Bass Lake and/or the surrounding area.

What are the closest cities to Bass Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Breezy Point, MN, Crosslake, MN and Jenkins, MN.

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

What aquatic invasive species are found in Bass Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Bass 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

Bass Lake is a 116 acre lake located about 5 miles east of Jenkins. The lake is part of a chain of lakes characterized as having hard water, low fertility, and very good water clarity. The maximum depth is approximately 47 feet and about 58% of the lake is less than 15 feet deep.
Northern pike, the lakes primary game fish species, were sampled at a rate of 6.0 per gill net. This was higher than the three previous fish surveys performed on the lake. Aging identified several year classes and found growth of pike to be good. Fish between 14.0 to 32.9 inches were captured and average size was 22.7" and 3.1 pounds.

Largemouth bass, another important game fish species for this lake, were captured at a rate of 1.0 per gill net and 0.4 per trap net. These values are within the expected range for this type of lake, and are similar to catches from previous surveys. Growth of bass was average.

Popular panfish species sampled during the survey include bluegill and black crappie. The bluegill catch of 25.0 per trap net was average compared to similar lakes and previous surveys, but growth was slow with only 7% measuring over seven inches long. Black crappie were captured in high numbers in gill nets and low numbers in trap nets. Fish averaged 8.5" and growth was average.

Additional sampling for nearshore fish was also conducted using shoreline seining and backpack electrofishing. Least Darter, a species of special concern in Minnesota, was collected along with a variety of other darter, shiner, and minnow species. Combining all methods, the 2010 survey identified 22 fish species in the lake.

What is the average air temp for Bass Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Bass 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 26°F (-3°C) to a low around 6°F (-14°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 Bass Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 4 state parks in the vacinity of Bass 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 Bass Lake...
Little Round Lake 0.4 mi 20 22 ft
Star Lake 0.8 mi 127 83 ft
Kimball Lake 0.8 mi 190 77 ft
Little Star Lake 0.9 mi 49 30 ft
Pig Lake 1.2 mi 181 56 ft
Strawberry Lake 1.4 mi 20 41 ft
Duck Lake 1.4 mi 150 13 ft
Ossawinnamakee Lake 1.6 mi 691 63 ft
Grass Lake 1.7 mi 45 40 ft
Clamshell Lake 2.2 mi 211 44 ft
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