Panfish


Many of the lakes in this area have panfish in them.  You should be able to catch crappie, perch, rock bass and bluegill in most of the lakes that you will fish up here.  Leech Lake is also nearby and because of its size, you can definitely find much larger numbers of keeper-sized panfish in that lake compared to the smaller lakes in the Hackensack area.

Learn more about the area lakes.  You can click on the DNR fishery links to learn more about the panfish and other species of fish in those lakes.


Baby Lake (Cass County, MN)


Baby Lake is a 705 acre lake located near Hackensack, Minnesota that has 11.73 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 69 feet.  There is a state owned public access on the southeast shore.  Baby Lake is a good multi-species lake with muskie, northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass all here in good enough numbers to target them.  Panfish include bluegill, crappie, rock bass and perch.

MN DNR Lake Information Report


Birch Lake (Cass County, MN)


Birch Lake is a 1284-acre lake located near Hackensack, MN. There is a city-owned public access on the east shore in the city of Hackensack. The lake has 15 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 45 feet.  Good fishing is available on Birch Lake for northern pike, walleye, crappie and largemouth bass.  This lake is known for producing some quality walleye.  Other fish include bluegill, rock bass and perch.

MN DNR Lake Information Report


Child Lake (Cass County, MN)


Child Lake is a 316 acre lake with a maximum depth of 29 feet.  There is a user developed earthen access on state owned land on the south shore off Cass County Highway 5.  Child Lake is also accessible from Woman Lake through the Boy River.  The primary species of fish that anglers target on Child Lake are northern pike, bluegill, largemouth bass, and walleye.  Other fish include crappie, rock bass and perch.

MN DNR Lake Information Report


Little Webb Lake (Cass County, MN)


Little Webb Lake is a 168 acre lake located near Hackensack, Minnesota with 2.5 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 37 feet.  This lake is more of a northern pike, largemouth bass and panfish lake, although, there are some walleye in the lake too. Panfish include bluegill, crappie, rock bass and perch.

MN DNR Lake Information Report


Man Lake (Cass County, MN)


Man Lake is a 445 acre lake with a maximum depth of 93 feet.  There is no public access on the lake, however anglers using small fishing boats may be able to access the lake through the inlet channel from Baby Lake, which has a state-owned public access.  Man Lake is a good fishing lake for a variety of fish.  Good populations of muskie are available to go along with largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike and walleye.  Northern pike, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are here in good numbers too.  Walleye have a history of having low to moderate numbers of walleye, but there are some quality walleye in this lake.  Other fish include bluegill, crappie, rock bass and perch.

MN DNR Lake Information Report


McKeown Lake (Cass County, MN)


McKeown Lake is a smaller lake that is connected to Man Lake via a small boat channel. Like the other lakes in this chain, there are a variety of fish to target.  Muskie, northern pike, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, rock bass and perch are available in this lake.

MN DNR Lake Information Report


Pine Mountain Lake (Cass County, MN)


Pine Mountain Lake is a 1,567 acre lake located on the west side of Backus, MN.  There is a public access located in a city park on the east shore of the lake.  Pine Lake is a very good lake for walleye and northern pike.  There are some nice-sized northern pike here too.  For bass anglers, largemouth bass are available.  Panfish include bluegill, crappie, rock bass and perch.

MN DNR Lake Information Report


Pleasant Lake (Cass County, MN)


Pleasant Lake is 1,038 acre lake located near Hackensack, Minnesota that has 10.06 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 72 feet.  The lake is primarily managed for walleye and northern pike and secondarily for largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and tullibee (cisco).

MN DNR Lake Information Report


Portage Lake (Cass County, MN)


Portage Lake is 279-acre lake located near Hackensack, Minnesota that has 3.11 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 95 feet.  There is a US Forest Service owned earthen boat ramp on the south shore.  This lake has good numbers of largemouth bass and smallmouth bass in the lake.  Walleye and northern pike are also available.  Panfish include bluegill, crappie and perch.

MN DNR Lake Information Report


Stony Lake (Cass County, MN)


Stony Lake is a 595-acre lake located northeast of Hackensack, Minnesota.  This lake has over 7 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 50 feet.  There is a public access owned by the Minnesota DNR on the south shore of the lake.  The primary game fish in Stony Lake are walleye, northern pike and largemouth bass.  The last status of the fishery that was done by the DNR was in 2008 and back then, there were very good numbers of pike, walleye and bass.  Panfish include bluegill, crappie, rock bass and perch.

MN DNR Lake Information Report


Ten Mile Lake (Cass County, MN)


Ten Mile Lake is a 4669-acre lake located near Hackensack, MN that has 21.8 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 208 feet.  There is a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) public access on the southwest shore off of County Road 12.  Ten Mile Lake is known as a good lake for walleye.  The fishing is also good for northern pike, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.  Panfish include bluegill, crappie, rock bass and perch.

MN DNR Lake Information Report


Three Island Lake (Cass County, MN)


Three Island Lake is a 173 acre lake with a maximum depth of 13 feet.  Northern pike, largemouth bass and bluegill are the dominant fish in this lake.  Other fish include crappie, perch and some walleye.

MN DNR Lake Information Report


Webb Lake (Cass County, MN)


Webb Lake is a 754 acre lake located near Hackensack, MN that has 7.56 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 84 feet.  There is a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) public access on the south shore off of County Road 5.  Northern pike and largemouth bass are abundant in this lake.  Walleye are also present in the lake, but not as abundant.  Other fish include bluegill, crappie, rock bass and perch.

MN DNR Lake Information Report


Woman Lake (Cass County, MN)


Woman Lake is a 5496 acre lake with a maximum depth of 54 feet.  It is one of the better lakes in this area with several species of fish to target.  This is a good lake for walleye and northern pike.  Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, muskie, bluegill, crappie, rock bass and perch are also available in the lake.

MN DNR Lake Information Report