Fisheries Info


Big Swan Lake, Todd County information from MN DNR Lakefinder. For complete info click here.

Fish Species: black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, crappie, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed, rock bass, tullibee (cisco), walleye, yellow bullhead, yellow perch, bowfin (dogfish), common carp, white sucker, banded killifish, blackchin shiner, blacknose shiner, bluntnose minnow, brassy minnow, brook silverside, central mudminnow, golden shiner, Iowa darter, Johnny darter, lake chub, logperch, spottail shiner, tadpole madtom

Special Fishing Regulations: This lake has special fishing regulations that differ from statewide or border water regulations for those species identified below and take precedence.

Northern Pike: All from 24-36″ must be immediately released. One over 36″ allowed in possession. Possession limit six.

2011 Northern Pike (NOP) Regulation Results from the Minnesota DNR

The DNR has posted results from years of northern pike regulations on area lakes. Check out the links below. The information for Big Swan Lake in the NOP Roundup begins on page 11 and the interesting part of the NOP Postcard Survey begins on page 8.

2011 Northern Pike (NOP) Roundup

2011 Postcard Survey

The information below from the DNR is very specific as to the number and size of NOP over the years!

Netting Results Over the Years

Graphical Results-Pike Under 24″