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Minnesota Bass Fishing

All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in Minnesota lakes.

Bass fishing in Minnesota

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Minnesota.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the North Star State.

Bass Fishing Lakes In Minnesota

If you like to fish for bass, especially smallmouth bass, Minnesota is your kind of place. Thousands of lakes and the vast majority have healthy populations of bass.

The nice bass was caught at Thunder Lake out of Remer, Minnesota by Paul Martinez, in 2005.

Fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass

Bigger lakes including Cass Lake, Kabetogama Lake, Lake Mille Lacs, Lake of the Woods, Lake Pepin, Lake Vermilion, Lake Winnibigoshish, Lake Minnetonka, Lake Minnewaska, Lake Superior, Lac Qui Parle Lake, Leech Lake, Otter Tail Lake and Rainy Lake all contain bass.

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Catch big bass!

The Minnesota state record largemouth bass was caught from Tetonka Lake and the state record smallmouth bass came from West Battle Lake.

Fishing for bass In Minnesota

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

MN State Record: 8 lbs 15 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

MN State Record: 8 lbs 0 oz

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Bass fishing information, by state.

Leech Lake Fishing

Learn the lifecycle of a bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Minnesota bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

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Best bass fishing lakes in Minnesota!