Clarks Grove, Minnesota: Big Bass Fish

A large fiberglass fish appears to glide around a pole at a gas station -- a fueling and snacking photo op. First appeared around 1979.
1st St., Clarks Grove, MN
Next to the I-35 exit onto 251 heading towards town, north corner gas station.
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Bass statue at night illuminated by headlights.

Big Bass Fish

Our car lights helped to illuminate the fish for a picture.

[Robert Ottlinger, 10/16/2019]

We admire your ingenuity. And in Minnesota, night fishing is legal!

Big bass fish.

Big Bass Fish

The giant fish has fallen and is now vertical. Still, a good place to stop for snacks. My fisherman husband says it's a bass, not a walleye.

[LamFam, 03/15/2018]

Apologies for our faulty fish eye!

Bass statue.

Big Bass Statue.

Having fun fishing.

[Doug, 07/18/2015]

The side of the fish is plastered with band and advertising stickers. But its accessibility is ideal for wacky photo ops!

Big fish.


Big fish at gas station. Stop and see...but only if you need gas or snacks.

[Kim Schutterle, 05/02/2013]

The fish -- a big walleye -- was built in 1979 when the convenience store was a fishing gear shop. At first the fish was on the roof, but after a couple of years it was moved to its current spot. A popular photo-op is to park your car so that it looks as if you have a giant fish on the roof.

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