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Blind Lake

Aitkin County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Blind Lake, MN


How big is Blind Lake?
Blind Lake is approximately 321 sq acres (1.3 sq km) in size with 5 miles (7.4 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Blind Lake?
Blind Lake is approximately 17 feet (5.2 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Blind Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Bowfin, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Blind Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Central Mudminnow, Golden Shiner, Hybrid Sunfish and White Sucker.



What are the closest cities to Blind Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Aitkin, MN.

Are there places to stay in the Blind Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Blind Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there topographical lake maps available Blind Lake?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Blind Lake (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Are there boat launches on Blind Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Blind Lake. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Are there places to eat and drink near Blind Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

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History & Status of the Fishery

Blind Lake is located approximately 8 miles north of Aitkin. The lake is 370 acres and with a maximum depth of 17 feet, nearly all of lake is less than 15 feet deep. The lake is known to experience winterkill during severe winters with the last being a partial winterkill during the winter of 1995-96. Development is relatively light with only 4.6 homes/cabins per shoreline mile, most of which are located along the east side of the lake. One residence on north/west side of the lake was recently converted to a seasonal campground. Shallow water substrates consist primarily of sand, muck, and detritus, though areas of gravel, boulders, rubble, and silt are present as well. The aquatic plant community is relatively diverse with 36 species present and is integral to maintaining good water quality as well as maintaining healthy fish populations. Emergent plants such as bulrush are important for shoreline protection, maintaining water quality, and provide essential spawning habitat for bass and panfish species. Submerged plants provide food and cover needed by fish and other aquatic species.

The northern pike catch was above average when compared to similar lakes at 13.7/gill net in 2010. Past catches have ranged from 7 to 12.7/gill net with an average of 10.2/gill net. Average length and weight were 21.3" and 2.3 lbs with 26% measuring at least 24".

Yellow perch are an important forage species for northern pike and they were present in good numbers in 2010 with a catch rate of 37.9/gill net. This was the highest catch to date.

Bluegill were caught in average numbers at 15.6/trap net. Black crappies were also caught in average numbers at 11.1/gill net and 1.2/trap net. Size was respectable with 27% of bluegills measuring at least 7" and 25% of all crappies measuring at least 8".


What is the average air temp for Blind Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Blind Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 49°F (9°C) to a low around 26°F (-3°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Blind Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 3 state parks in the vacinity of Blind Lake.

For more Minnesota State Park information see our State Park Guide.

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