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Nelson Lake

Nelson Lake

 

Nelson lake is the best largemouth bass lake in the state. The warm water provided by the power plant allows the lake to be open year-round allowing bass to grow better than other lakes.

County: Oliver County
State:
North Dakota
Acres:
572.8 square acres
Mean Depth:
15.6 feet
Max Depth:
35.2 feet
Shoreline:
12.7 miles
Access:
Boat Ramp (2)
Topographic Map:
Yes
Directions:
5 miles east, 3 miles south of Center.
Fish Species:
Largemouth Bass
Bluegill
White Crappie
Some Northern Pike

BADLANDS BASS BANDITS      
NELSON LAKE      
BIGGEST BASS - LARGEMOUTH    BIGGEST BAG - LARGEMOUTH    
NAMEDATEPOUNDS  NAME DATE POUNDS
Matt Sullivan 5/3/2014 7.1100   Matt Sullivan 5/3/2014 13.1100
Robert Reinbold 8/5/2006 5.7500   Marty Mantz 5/7/2011 12.4700
Matt Sullivan 5/7/2011 5.6700   Paul Reinbold 5/3/2014 12.0700
Janine Wetzel 5/9/2009 5.5500   Matt Sullivan 9/9/2013 11.9800
Tony Reinbold 5/3/2014 5.5400   Chase Fernandez 4/27/2013 11.4700
Paul Reinbold 5/3/2014 5.4500   Matt Sullivan 4/27/2013 11.4200
Matt Sullivan 9/9/2013 5.2300   Janine Wetzel 4/27/2013 11.3800
Matt Sullivan 4/27/2013 5.1800   Chase Fernandez 5/3/2014 11.300
Duane Lankford 5/12/2012 5.1000   Hunter Wood 5/3/2014 10.9100
Cody Arth 4/27/2013 5.0800        
             
TOTAL ANGLERS       TOTAL FISH CAUGHT    
DATE # OF ANGLERS     DATE # OF FISH  
5/3/2014 18     5/3/2014 36  
9/9/2013* 11     9/9/2013* 20  
4/27/2013 29     4/27/2013 70  
5/12/2012 25     5/12/2012 46  
5/7/2011 26     5/7/2011 51  
5/15/2010 25     5/15/2010 56  
5/9/2009 18     5/9/2009 39  
5/10/2008       5/10/2008    
5/5/2007 18     5/5/2007 32  
8/5/2006 12     8/5/2006 30  
* Night Tournament       * Night Tournament    
             
TOTAL POUNDS CAUGHT       POUND AVERAGE    
DATE POUNDS     DATE POUND AVERAGE  
5/3/2014 123.8900     5/3/2014 3.4413  
9/9/2013* 56.7400     9/9/2013* 2.837  
4/27/2013 177.3400     4/27/2013 2.5300  
5/12/2012 109.9300     5/12/2012 2.3890  
5/7/2011 118.7400     5/7/2011 2.3280  
5/15/2010 108.3600     5/15/2010    
5/9/2009 86.2900     5/9/2009 2.2100  
5/10/2008       5/10/2008 2.2500  
5/5/2007 62.3700     5/5/2007 1.9400  
8/5/2006 79.3750     8/5/2006 2.6400  
* Night Tournament