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Big Dick Lake

Itasca County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Big Dick Lake, MN

How big is Big Dick Lake?
Big Dick Lake is approximately 260 sq acres (1.1 sq km) in size with 3 miles (5.0 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Big Dick Lake?
Big Dick Lake is approximately 20 feet (6.1 m) at its deepest point.

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

Other fish species in the lake include Golden Shiner, Hybrid Sunfish and White Sucker.

What are the closest cities to Big Dick Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Bigfork, MN.

Are there places to stay in the Big Dick 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 Dick 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 boat launches on Big Dick Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Big Dick Lake. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

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

History & Status of the Fishery

Big Dick Lake is located about five miles northeast of Marcell, MN, and within the Chippewa National Forest. The lake is 249 acres in size of which 152 acres is littoral. The lake has a maximum depth of 20 feet and has about 3 miles of shoreline. There is a U.S. Forest Service carry-in access in the northeast corner.

The northern pike catch rate was near the expected range for lakes similar to Big Dick and similar to the previous assessment. A moderate pike fishery exists with an average length of almost 24 inches being sampled in gill nets. Lengths ranged from 17 to 32 inches. Growth was similar to the statewide average except ages 3-5, which exceeded it. Northern pike averaged 24 inches by age 4.

The gill net catch rate for black crappie was above the expected range, similar to the previous assessment. Black crappie were sampled in trap nets at a rate within the lake class expected range. Size structure appears good indicating a quality fishery exists. Lengths ranged from 4.4-12.4 inches with an average length of 8.6 inches in the gill net sample. Growth was slow early, but was near the statewide average by age 3. Black crappie averaged over 10 inches by age 6.

Largemouth bass were sampled at a rate exceeding the lake class expected range, while the trap net catch rate was within the expected range. Size structure appears moderate with a gill net average length of almost 14 inches. Lengths ranged from 9.6-18.9 inches.

Bluegill were the most abundant fish sampled in trap nets, exceeding the expected range. Size structure was poor, dominated by fish less than eight inches (98%). Lengths ranged from 3.5-8.4 inches with an average length of 6.9 inches. Growth was similar to the average for lake class 29.

Yellow perch were the most abundant fish sampled in gill nets, within the expected range. Size structure was poor with the longest fish sampled being 9.5 inches. Of the 96 perch sampled in gill nets, 95% were less than eight inches, and of little interest to anglers.

Other species sampled include golden shiner, hybrid sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, and white sucker.

What is the average air temp for Big Dick Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Big Dick 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 27°F (-3°C) to a low around 10°F (-12°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 Dick Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Big Dick 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 Dick Lake...
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Burns Lake 0.9 mi 181 100 ft
Jack the Horse Lake 1.3 mi 363 45 ft
Bevo Lake 1.8 mi 64 40 ft
Clubhouse Lake 1.9 mi 265 103 ft
Three Island Lake 2.4 mi 250 66 ft
Johnson Lake 2.4 mi 304 51 ft
Batson Lake 2.4 mi 114 50 ft
Pine Lake 2.7 mi 74 44 ft
East Lake 2.7 mi 192 65 ft
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