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DNR Bass Creel Survey

Since 2003, Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation bass clubs have provided the Minnesota DNR with bass creel survey data. Creel surveys provide valuable information such as:

  • Maximum size and mean weights, which are indicators of size structure and exploitation
  • Catch per effort, which are indicators of standing stock and abundance
  • Relationships to lake habitat condition, such as secchi disk, aquatic plants, shoreland condition, and other physical, biological, and chemical descriptors Angler effort and success rates, which are indicators of potential exploitation rates

Anyone may contribute creel surveys.

DNR Creel Survey Login


  • 2,941 creel surveys
  • 22,118 angling hours
  • 210 bodies of water


Project Summary 2003-2015
Bass Creel Survey Analysis by Mike McInerny, DNR Fisheries Biologist  201520142013201220112010 2009 2008
Getting Started
Data Entry Form (landscape)
Date Entry Form (portrait)

For questions or comments, email Mickey Goetting

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