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West Battle Lake

Otter Tail County, Minnesota
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West Battle Lake, Minnesota
West Battle Lake is a large, deep lake located in west-central Minnesota. The lake is situated in Otter Tail County and covers an area of approximately 5,565acres. It is a popular recreational destination, known for its clear waters, scenic beauty, and abundant recreational opportunities.

The lake has a maximum depth of 108 feet and an average depth of 38 feet. It is surrounded by forests and rolling hills, which provide a picturesque backdrop for water-based activities such as boating, fishing, and swimming. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including walleye, northern pike, bass, and panfish, which are popular targets for anglers.

West Battle Lake is also an important ecological resource, providing habitat for a variety of plant and animal species. The lake is managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to protect and conserve the area's natural resources.

In addition to its natural beauty and recreational opportunities, West Battle Lake is surrounded by several parks, campgrounds, and resorts, making it a popular vacation destination. The area also offers hiking and biking trails, hunting opportunities, and other outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy.

The lake is also known for its scenic beauty and peaceful atmosphere, making it a popular destination for those seeking a quiet retreat in nature.

How big is West Battle Lake?
West Battle Lake is approximately 5,565 sq acres (23 sq km) in size with 19 miles (30.4 km) of shoreline.
How deep is West Battle Lake?
West Battle Lake is approximately 108 feet (32.9 m) at its deepest point.
What kind of fish are in West Battle Lake?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Bowfin, Brown Bullhead, Carp, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in West Battle Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Bigmouth Shiner, Blackchin Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Cisco (Tullibee), Common Shiner, Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Johnny Darter, Lake Whitefish, Logperch, Sand Shiner, Shorthead Redhorse, Spottail Shiner, Trout-Perch and White Sucker.

When are the best fishing times for West Battle Lake?
Today fishing looks to be not very active with peak fishing times around 5-7 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our West Battle Lake Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for West Battle Lake.
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West Battle Lake Reviews

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jacob s.
Wadena, Minnesota
5 star rating
very fun to fish. Never know what you may catch whether its a wall hanger eye or a 50 in muskie
Reviewed Dec 20, 2009
tom h.
Kenosha, Wisconsin
5 star rating
Nice structure. Fished this in early February and was impressed by the quantity and quality of the crappies and gills. I'll be back.
Reviewed Feb 13, 2009
cory d.
Mandan, North Dakota
5 star rating
The info on this lake is incorrect, it is actually 5600 acres. There is excellent walleye and crappie fishing. The lake is managed as a musky lake and produces quite a few 46"+ fish. It is a large and not heavily pressured lake that offers all of the structure you can think of for fishing. A true Minnesota beauty!
Reviewed Jan 15, 2008
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