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Bass Lake

Otter Tail County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Bass Lake, MN

How big is Bass Lake?
Bass Lake is approximately 34 sq acres (0.1 sq km) in size with 1 miles (2.1 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Bass Lake?
Bass Lake is approximately 43 feet (13.1 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, Bluegill, Brown Trout, Pumpkinseed, Rainbow Trout and Yellow Perch in Bass Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Fathead Minnow, Golden Shiner, Green Sunfish and Hybrid Sunfish.

What are the closest cities to Bass Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Pelican Rapids, 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.

History & Status of the Fishery

Bass Lake (26 surface acres) is a designated trout lake located in Maplewood State Park. It has a maximum depth of 39 feet and 50% of the lake is 15 feet or less in depth. The secchi disk reading for this survey was 14.2 feet. A carry-in access is located on the northeast shoreline. The lake was reclaimed with rotenone in 1987. A special trap net assessment was conducted in 2001 to document changes in the fish populations of various species. Bass Lake is a put and take type of trout lake. Approximately 2,500 rainbow trout are stocked on an annual basis. Black bullhead abundance has increased dramatically from the last survey in 1997. Black bullhead trap net catch per unit effort (CPUE) was 122.0 fish per net. Black bullheads were not sampled in the 1991 or 1997 surveys. Several year classes of black bullheads appear to be present. The presence of sunfish (bluegill and pumpkinseed) was documented in 2001. Trap net catch rates for these two species are high. These species were not sampled in the 1991 or 1997 lake surveys. Age data shows that multiple year classes of both species are present. A total of 14 rainbow trout were sampled. The catch rate was higher than in the 1991 or 1997 lake surveys. Rainbow trout a mean length and weight of 10.9 inches and 0.43 pound. Age data indicate that three year classes are present with 71% of the trout corresponding to the 2000 year class. Rainbow trout attain an average length of 12.1 inches at three years of age. Non-trout species were likely introduced by anglers, either intentionally or unintentionally. The result is a sub-standard trout lake. To improve the trout angling, Bass Lake will likely need to be rehabilitated with an expensive rotenone reclamation project.

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 23°F (-5°C) to a low around 5°F (-15°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.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Bass Lake...
Beers Lake 0.5 mi 317 61 ft
Grass Lake 0.6 mi 70 21 ft
Grass Lake 0.7 mi 72 21 ft
Cow Lake 0.8 mi 16 33 ft
Fladmark Lake 1.5 mi 59 45 ft
Twenty-one Lake 2.2 mi 142 47 ft
South Lida Lake 2.3 mi 775 48 ft
Round Lake 2.4 mi 73 14 ft
Deadwood Lake 2.4 mi 28 37 ft
Eddy Lake 2.6 mi 141 34 ft
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