Boot Lake

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

How big is Boot Lake?
Boot Lake is approximately 79 sq acres (0.3 sq km) in size with 2 miles (3.2 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Boot Lake?
Boot Lake is approximately 67 feet (20.4 m) at its deepest point.

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

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

Are there places to stay in the Boot 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! Boot 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 Boot 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 Boot 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 places to eat and drink near Boot 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

Boot Lake is a small, infertile, bog stained lake located in northeastern Aitkin County. In the past anglers have had to get permission to cross private property to access the lake, but now there is a county administered carry-in access on the north side of the lake.

Historically, the lake has had a well-structured northern pike population. The 2012 pike catch of 9.8 per gill net was similar to previous assessments, which have been above normal compared to similar lakes. Size decreased from the last assessment with the average length of pike changing from 24 inches in 2002, to just 20 inches in 2012.

Bluegills are typically abundant in Boot Lake. Because of the large number of fish and the low fertility of the water, growth rates for these fish are slow and typically below county averages. Bluegill trap net catches were low in 2012, in part because the lake was sampled in August instead of June when water temperatures are high and fish are less susceptible to survey nets. In addition, unusual precipitation patterns may have also negatively influenced the bluegill catch. Bluegill size averaged 5.3 inches with fish up to 7.1 inches sampled. Panfish anglers may catch respectable sized hybrid sunfish which averaged 7.0 inches with fish measuring up to 8.5 inches.

Similar to bluegill, black crappie can be abundant, but are slow growing in Boot Lake. Survey nets indicate a decrease in abundance of black crappie from 2002, but still within the normal range for this type of lake. The average black crappie caught in this survey was about 8" long and weighed approximately a quarter of a pound. The largest black crappie caught was 10" in length.

Largemouth bass also provide angling opportunities in Boot Lake. Standard survey nets do not sample bass in large numbers and only seven largemouth bass were sampled in 2012. While bass grow slowly, they do reach respectable size with fish up to 15.5 inches captured in this survey.

What is the average air temp for Boot Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Boot 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 Boot Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Boot Lake.

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

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mike h.
3 star rating
Boot Lake is a small lake with a county walk-in access on the North side, no ramp. Please do not use the camp docks and private property around West bay. Disrespectful sportsmen in the area are causing us to post the land and take legal actions.
Reviewed Jul 5, 2013

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