Fishing Big Lake

Located in Beltrami County in northern Minnesota, Big Lake has 3,591 acres of excellent fish habitat. It has all types of bottom, including good offshore humps, drop offs, weeds and cabbage. Dreamers Resort is located in the quiet bay area west of the island which provides sheltered fishing regardless of the weather. The lake’s diversity of habitat offers fishing opportunities for every angler and a wide variety of fish species.

Fish Species

Fish include muskie, walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, rock bass, yellow perch, and smallmouth bass. Big Lake has greater fish diversity than Lake Bemidji. The lake has a lot of structure and breaks as well as shallow back bays for cover on windy days. The lake has a maximum depth of 35 feet.

This lake is known as a quality muskie fishery with the opportunity to catch a 50 inch fish a real possibility. Big Lake is also well known for abundant and quality largemouth bass. Crappie 13 inches or larger are common. Walleye fishing structure is abundant in Big Lake. The DNR stocks walleye annually.

The abundance of yellow perch, bluegill, and sunfish provide enjoyable fishing for families.