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Spicer, Minnesota

1-800-421-9708 or 320-796-2775

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Over 960 acres, Nest Lake has an interesting variety of fishing water with many bays and points protected from the winds by a high shore line.  It has depths to 40 feet and many shallow weed beds, heavy with vegetation, making good spawning areas that maintain the high quality of fishing enjoyed here.  Walleyes, Northern Pike, Bass, Sunfish, Crappies, Perch and Bullheads make up the fish population.  Nest Lake is fed by the Little Crow River and drains into Green Lake at an outlet dam.  Nest Lake has two small islands, the larger about a couple of acres.

Click on the map on the left for a printable fishing map of Nest Lake.


We host a season-long fishing contest with 

prizes of $50 for 1st place 

and $25 for 2nd place, in several categories,

based on the length of the fish.

2003 Nest Lake Fishing Contest Results

Summer Fishing Contest:  May 10th – October 1st

Type/RankNameHometownInch/LengthEstimated Weight
Walleye Pike
1stNathan Le FlurJefferson, SD28-1/48.33 lbs.
2ndNathan Le FlurJefferson, SD277.20 lbs.
Northern Pike
1stDoug RanslemFremont, NE36-1/213.90 lbs.
2ndGary WheelerDakota Dunes, SD35-1/412.48 lbs.
Largemouth Bass
1stDarren GaltenLincoln, NE21-1/45.35 lbs.
2ndEric PlautzYork, NE215.18 lbs.
Smallmouth Bass
1stAlan PetersonMinneapolis, MN20-1/25.80 lbs.
2nd (tie)Mike SchroederDouf, IA204.63 lbs.
 Rex BarnhartHolts Summit, MO204.63 lbs.
1stBradley SchmahlElysian, MN151.93 lbs.
2ndJill EichnerBloomington, MN151.82 lbs.
1st Peter LechnerWaite Park, MN 9-3/4.93 lbs.
2nd  Tom GossColton, SD9-1/2.85 lbs.
1stByaombe MsoshiSeattle, WA3723.45 lbs.
2nd (tie)Michell JayNeola, IA15-1/41.99 lbs.
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The following lake information has been provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:

Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 945.00
Littoral Area (acres): 525.00
Maximum Depth (ft): 40.00
Water Clarity (ft): 4.00

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Four Years

Dominant Bottom Substrate: sand, silt, muck
Abundance of Aquatic Plants: abundant
Maximum Depth of Plant Growth (ft): 12.50

 Black CrappieAdult1,423 Black CrappieAdult881
 WalleyeFingerling1,677 Northern PikeFingerling13,083
 Northern PikeFingerling100 Northern PikeAdult73
 Northern PikeFingerling144    
 Northern PikeAdult75  (back to top)