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Bass Lake

Mahnomen County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Bass Lake, MN

How big is Bass Lake?
Bass Lake is approximately 735 sq acres (3.0 sq km) in size with 11 miles (17.2 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Bass Lake?
Bass Lake is approximately 26 feet (7.9 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, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Bass Lake.

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

What are the closest cities to Bass Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Twin Lakes, MN and Naytahwaush, 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 topographical lake maps available Bass 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 Bass 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 boat launches on Bass Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Bass 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 Bass Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

Explore the Bass 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 Bass Lake's fish community, like most lakes, continues to change. Climate patterns, fishing pressure, shoreline development, fish stocking, and other factors may play a part in the change. Some changes in fish populations are explainable while others are not.

With continued tribal stocking and some sporadic natural reproduction, Walleye numbers have recently increased from the long-term low in 2005 to a more typical 5.1 fish per net. Northern Pike numbers remain high despite the discontinuation of pike stocking in 1978. Recent high water levels are likely expanding Northern Pike spawning habitat while inundating good Walleye spawning habitat. In addition, greater numbers of pike are likely feeding upon both stocked and naturally reproduced Walleyes. Large Northern Pike and Walleye are still available to Big Bass Lake anglers, though small pike dominate the fish community. In 2013, the average pike in Big Bass was 19.1 inches in length while the average Walleye was 15.4 inches in length.

Both Largemouth and Smallmouth bass catches have declined since the 1960's. Standard summer test netting in 2013 did not adequately sample bass populations but several of each were caught in test nets. This was the second survey of the seven studies done since 1969 in which no smallmouth were sampled in trap nets. High water may have detrimentally affected bass and panfish spawning habitat. Bluegills continued to be small and slow growing, though the number of fish over seven inches was higher than in 2005.

All lakes, but particularly small ones with increasing shoreline development, require responsible protection by riparian owners. Protecting shorelines and fish habitats like bulrushes, cattails, and other aquatic vegetation can help to maintain water quality, fish populations, and property values.

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 54°F (12°C) to a low around 32°F (0°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 2 state parks in the vacinity of Bass Lake.

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

Bass Lake Reviews
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scott b.
5 star rating
This Is The Lake For Big Bass And Decent Size Northerns. Spring Is Best But Always Good.
Reviewed Jun 4, 2001

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