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Bassett Lake

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


How big is Bassett Lake?
Bassett Lake is approximately 403 sq acres (1.6 sq km) in size with 5 miles (8.7 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Bassett Lake?
Bassett Lake is approximately 21 feet (6.4 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 13 feet (3.9 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Bassett Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Walleye and Yellow Perch in Bassett Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Central Mudminnow, Common Shiner, Creek Chub, Emerald Shiner, Golden Shiner, Hybrid Sunfish, Iowa Darter, Johnny Darter, Mottled Sculpin and White Sucker.



Are there places to stay in the Bassett 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! Bassett 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 boat launches on Bassett Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Bassett 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 Bassett Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

Explore the Bassett 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

A standard survey was conducted on Bassett Lake during the summer of 2016 to update information about fish populations. Walleye is the primary species of management for Bassett Lake and are stocked intermittently on a contingency basis utilizing annual fall Walleye young-of-year (YOY) electrofishing data. Walleye fingerlings are stocked the year following two consecutive years of YOY electrofishing catch rates below 5 per hour on-time. Walleye were last stocked into Bassett Lake in 2016.

Walleye abundance of 2.2 per gillnet lift was average compared to other Minnesota lakes of similar type. The 2016 represents a historic low catch rate for Walleye in Bassett Lake (previous range, 5.8-28.3). Walleye average length was large at 18.4 inches. About 20% of the Walleye gillnet catch exceeded 23 inches in length.

Black Crappie population density was average compared to other similar Minnesota lakes. Black Crappie average length was small at 6.1 inches. Bluegill population density was above average compared to other similar Minnesota lakes. Bluegill average length was small at 5.6 inches. Over 92% of the Bluegill captured were less than seven inches in length. Yellow Perch are very abundant but small in Bassett Lake.

Northern Pike abundance of 1.9 per gillnet lift was average compared to other Minnesota lakes of similar type. Average length was 20.0 inches.


What is the average air temp for Bassett Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Bassett 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 32°F (0°C) to a low around 12°F (-11°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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don f.
2 star rating
Super Scenic, Super Clear Water. Dont Troll.. Jig Minnows Deep For Walleye.
Reviewed Jan 26, 2001

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