Lake Minnetonka Bass Tournaments-- Catch Summaries

 

Because black bass species are not caught in MN DNR netting surveys in proportion to actual abundance, fishing tournament reports add insight about Lake Minnetonka's bass populations.  Values are from sponsor-submitted Tournament Fishing Reports, with accuracy not verified by MN DNR Fisheries.  LMB = largemouth bass, SMB = smallmouth bass.

 

2014    (2 Tournaments Reported as of mid-July)

# of Anglers # of LMB Avg. LMB Size (lb) Largest Fish Caught (lb) # of SMB
198 624 2.55 5.91 -0-

 

2013    (11 Tournaments)

# of Anglers # of LMB Avg. LMB Size (lb) Largest Fish Caught (lb) # of SMB
920 2,531 2.62 6.75 10

 

2012    (10 Tournaments; Two Others Not Included- Incomplete Data)

# of Anglers # of LMB Avg. LMB Size (lb) Largest Fish Caught (lb) # of SMB
869 1,989 2.73 6.25 7

 

2011    (12 Tournaments; One Other Not Included- Incomplete Data)

# of Anglers # of LMB Avg. LMB Size (lb) Largest Fish Caught (lb) # of SMB
1,120 2,810 2.59 6.25 7

 

2010    (11 Tournaments)

# of Anglers # of LMB Avg. LMB Size (lb) Largest Fish Caught (lb) # of SMB
1,136 3,854 2.51 6.94 38