Fishing At Big Spirit Lake
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, white bass, yellow bass, yellow perch, muskie and northern pike at Big Spirit Lake in Iowa.
Walleye and muskie are regularly stocked in Big Spirit Lake, a 5,700-acre lake in northwest Iowa on the Minnesota border, at the town of Spirit Lake. Walleye, crappie, bass, perch and musky are the most sought after species here. There are nice populations of catfish, northern pike, white bass and sunfish as well. Anglers can enjoy over 15 miles of shoreline while in search of their favorite species. To enhance your stay, visitors will find fish cleaning stations, an accessible pier, several boat launch ramps, many great places for fishing from the bank and nearby camping.
Primary fish species residing in Big Spirit Lake
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Big Spirit Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Marble Beach Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off 240th Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Mini-Wakan State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off 100th Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Orleans Beach Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off 140th Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Templar State Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off S Templar Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Browns Park South Campground - 507 847-2525
Loon Lake Campground - 507 847-2525
Pelzer Acres Camping by the Narrows - 712 330-8361
Big Spirit Lake IA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Big Spirit Lake
Mini-Wakan State Park
24490 100th St
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
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General Fishing Info
Fishing for walleye, crappie, bass, perch and muskie in northwest IA.