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Delay is located in Lake County, Minnesota. This lake is 102 acres in size. It is approximately 18 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Bluegill, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed and.
101 acres
LAKE SIZE
18 feet
MAX DEPTH
2.8 miles
SHORELINE
ACCESS
No ramp
FISH TO CATCH
Bluegill
Northern Pike
Rock Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
Yellow Perch
Golden Shiner
Pumpkinseed
White Sucker
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Delay.
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STAY 22: Delay
HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY

Delay Lake has an area of 102 acres with a maximum depth of 18 feet and has fairly clear water with a slight green tint. The lake is located 2.5 miles east of Isabella on the Wanless Road (USFS Rd 172). The access to the lake is an earthen back-in to the outlet channel off of the Wanless Road; there is little room to turn around or park. It is best suited to small, light boats or canoes as there are curves in both directions along the road making backing a trailer a bit unsafe. The shoreline is owned by the U.S. Forest Service with the exception of the south shore along the Wanless Road, which is Lake County land that is privately leased with five cabins present.

Walleye is the primary species managed in Delay Lake. The 2016 Walleye gill net catch in 4 sets was 7.0/net, with an average weight of 1.3 pounds; average numbers and size relative to similar lakes. Trap net catch in 9 sets was 0.7/net with an average weight of 1.8 pounds. The largest fish sampled in both gear types was 26.9 inches long and weighed 5 pounds. The Walleye population is maintained through stocking. Delay Lake is stocked with Walleye fingerlings in two consecutive years followed by two un-stocked years at a rate of 100 pounds per stocking event. In 2016, all fish aged were from stocked years.

Smallmouth Bass may provide some angling opportunities as well. The Smallmouth Bass gill net catch was 4.3/net, with an average weight of 1 pound. Trap net catch was 2.7/net, with an average weight of 0.3 pounds. The largest fish sampled in all gear types was 17.6 inches long and weighed 2.8 pounds. Catch rates, size and growth of Smallmouth Bass were average by Finland Area standards.

Four Northern Pike were sampled in trap nets for a catch of 0.4/net with an average weight of 4.7 pounds. Average weight was greatly influenced by one fish that was 40.2 inches long.

Rock Bass gill net catch of 1.5/net and average weight of 0.3 pounds were average by area standards. Trap net catch of 3.0/net was double the area average, while average weight of 0.2 pounds was comparable to what has been observed in other area lakes. Four White Sucker were sampled in gill nets with an average weight of 1.3 pounds.

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