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Bass

Mahnomen County, MN
Mahnomen County, MN
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Bass is located in Mahnomen County, Minnesota. This lake is 735 acres in size. It is approximately 26 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed and.
734 acres
LAKE SIZE
26 feet
MAX DEPTH
10.7 miles
SHORELINE
ACCESS
No ramp
FISH TO CATCH
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Brown Bullhead
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Hybrid Sunfish
Pumpkinseed
White Sucker
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Bass.
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STAY 22: Bass
HISTORY AND STATUS OF 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.

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