Big Rice Lake & Connected Lakes Info
Big Rice Lake is located in Beltrami County, MN. This lake is 618 acres in size and is approximately 13 feet deep at its deepest point. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Bluegill,Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye.
Below is a map of the lake and our resort layout in the lower right corner. Underneath the map you can read more about the Cass Lake chain of lakes that Big Rice Lake is connected to.
Little Rice Lake
Little Rice Lake is located south of Big Rice Lake and is 118 acres in size. It is approximately 26 feet deep at its deepest point. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye.
Kitchi Lake’s 1,758 acres are easily accessible by boat from Cass Lake. The Turtle River and Kitchi Creek flow through Kitchi with access to Big and Little Rice Lakes. Kitchi Lake holds Northern Pike, Bluegills, Black Crappies, Perch, Walleye, Muskie and Large Mouth Bass.
The Cass Lake, just northeast of the City of Cass Lake is the largest of the eight lakes that make up the Cass Lake Chain of Lakes and the eighth largest lake in Minnesota. The scenery is incredible on the 15,596-acre lake with 26.9 miles of forested shoreline and sandy beaches and plunging to 120 feet deep in areas. This lake always ends up on someone’s list of great fishing places in Minnesota. Cass Lake offers fine populations of Walleye, Northern Pike, and Perch. It is also coveted by Muskie anglers. Cass Lake is second only to Leech Lake in the number of Muskies caught annually. Many of these trophies top the 40-pound mark. Whether you are after that one trophy Muskie or a mess of Perch, Cass Lake’s maze of steep drop-offs, mid-lake bars, and sunken islands are sure to be holding just what you have been dreaming of.
The Mississippi flows through the eight lakes in the Cass Lake Chain of Lakes, located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest and can be travelled by boat. The lakes include Big Wolf Lake, Lake Andrusia, Cass Lake, Pike Bay, Buck Lake, Kitchi Lake, Little Rice Lake, and Big Rice Lake. Other lakes in the area include Big Lake, Little Wolf Lake, Pimushe Lake, Moose Lake and many smaller lakes. To the east of the Chain, you will find Lake Winnibigoshish and to the south is Leech Lake. The breathtaking beauty of the Chippewa National Forest, crystal clear waters, sugar sand beaches, and an abundance of wildlife surround these lakes in a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere.
Pike Bay connected directly to Cass Lake, is the southern most lake of the Cass Lake Chain. It is 4,760 acres in size and has a maximum depth of 95 feet. Pike Bay is famous for its trophy Walleye, Muskie, and jumbo Perch.
Lake Andrusia covers 1,510 acres with 10 miles of wooded shoreline. Excellent year around Walleye fishing. Northern Pike are abundant in Lake Andrusia as well as trophy Muskie, Largemouth Bass, Perch and Rock Bass.