Big Carnelian Lake


The lake is located 5 miles north of Stillwater on County Road No. 11.

Species Present

Walleye: average abundance, average size
Northern Pike:: above average abundance, average size
Largemouth Bass: above average abundance, average size
Bluegill: average abundance, average size
Crappie: average abundance, average size
Bullhead species: low abundance, larger than average size
Yellow Perch: Low abundance, small size

Boat Access

The DNR owned access is located on the west shore near the south end of the lake off County Road 11. 

Shore Fishing

Shore fishing is limited to the bay near the boat access. 

Management Plans

  1. Fisheries standard lake survey in 2025.
  2. Stock 131 pounds of Walleye when surplus are available. 

Aquatic Invasive Species Alert

This lake contains rusty crayfish. 


This is a nice lake with good water quality. Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike are the primary targets of anglers here. Walleye are present. Small and average size pike are abundant. Sunfish tend to be small, but some larger fish are found. Crappie of nice size can be found, but it takes effort.

This lake is popular with ice anglers. Clear water and abundant pike would seem to make it a good lake for dark house spearing in the winter. 

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