Skip to Main Content

Clarks Grove, Minnesota: Big Bass Fish (Gone)

A large fiberglass fish appears to glide around a pole at a gas station -- a fueling and snacking photo op. First appeared around 1979. Reported gone in April 2024.

Next to the I-35 exit onto 251 heading towards town, north corner gas station.
Reported gone in April 2024.

Visitor Tips and News About Big Bass Fish

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Big Bass Fish

Unfortunately the big bass no longer stands outside this BP gas station. According to a very friendly employee, the bass has been relocated to an undisclosed location, potentially by its rightful owner.

[Lily Booth, 04/05/2024]

The gas station was originally a fishing supply shop when the walleye bass first appeared in 1979.

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.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Minnesota Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

National Ballpark Museum, Denver, Colorado (Jul 15-21, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings