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Bass Lake

St. Louis County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Bass Lake, MN


How big is Bass Lake?
Bass Lake is approximately 147 sq acres (0.6 sq km) in size with 3 miles (4.8 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Bass Lake?
Bass Lake is approximately 35 feet (10.7 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, Rock Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Bass Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Blackchin Shiner, Blacknose Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Central Mudminnow, Cisco (Tullibee), Common Shiner, Golden Shiner, Hybrid Sunfish, Iowa Darter, Johnny Darter, Lake Chub, Tadpole Madtom and White Sucker.



What are the closest cities to Bass Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Gilbert, MN, Aurora, MN and Biwabik, 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

Bass Lake is located approximately 6 miles south of Biwabik. There is a concrete plank boat ramp with a small parking lot located near the NE corner of the lake for public access. Bass is a highly developed lake with numerous homes and cabins surrounding the shoreline. Sandy substrates with aquatic plants are commonly found near shore.

Ten species of fish were sampled in 2015 by gill netting, trap netting and night electrofishing. Northern pike, largemouth bass, bluegill and black crappie were most common. Yellow bullhead were common in the trap net catch. Although Bass was stocked with walleye fingerlings up until 2010, only one walleye was sampled in 2015.

Northern pike numbers were average compared to other similar area lakes and similar to past surveys on this lake. Northern pike were generally small on the lake, averaging about 20 inches long. This is smaller than the long term average of 23.2 inches. Anglers are encouraged to keep the smaller average size pike and release the larger ones, which could help improve the overall size range of pike.

Largemouth bass were common in the electrofishing sample. This catch rate was more than three times the goal of 15.0/hr in the management plan for Bass Lake. The average largemouth sampled was 12.2 inches and the largest was 17.5 inches long. Sixty percent of the largemouth sampled by electrofishing were 12 inches or larger.

Bluegill numbers were slightly above average compared to similar lakes, however abundance was much lower than in past surveys. Bluegill on Bass lake are very slow growing. The average bluegill sampled was about 7 inches long and 9 years old. The largest bluegill sampled was 8.5 inches long.

Black crappie abundance was above average compared to other similar area lakes but slightly less than in past surveys. Crappie were generally on the small size mostly ranging from 4 to 9 inches. Crappie fishing can vary widely from year to year as is typical with a fish species that has boom and bust cycles. There is often only one or two year classes in the fishery at a time, so anglers typically see that the fish are mostly only one or two general sizes.


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 49°F (9°C) to a low around 26°F (-3°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.

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