The lake’s muskie population continues to hold its own.
Woods & Waters
Changes in the bass population is credited to the fact that the lake itself is changing.
And anecdotes shared by anglers point to even more good news on the bass front.
DNR biologists who surveyed the lake last year had good things to say about the future of bass fishing.
And results of the 2021 surveys indicate quality fisheries continue to exist for bluegills, crappies and largemouth bass.
Fishing enthusiasts, from the worm-and-bobber crowd to those on the tournament circuit, have a field day when the water’s warm and the fish begin to feed actively.
New regulations were designed to increase harvest.
DNR’s most recent survey of the 1,100-acre lake revealed that the largemouth bass numbers were up compared to the previous survey – in fact, they were higher than the five previous surveys.
As for other species, muskies and walleyes have fared well at the relatively deep Lake McMaster.