Lake Minnetonka Bass Tournaments-- Catch Summaries

 

Because black bass species are under-sampled in MN DNR netting surveys relative 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.

 

2015    (2 Tournaments to date; incomplete weight data from one report excluded)

# of Anglers # of LMB Avg. LMB Size (lb) Largest Fish Caught (lb) # of SMB
242 729 2.28 5.58 20

 

2014    (8 Tournaments)

# of Anglers # of LMB Avg. LMB Size (lb) Largest Fish Caught (lb) # of SMB
669 1,744 2.61 6.35 6

 

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