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Lake Bavaria

Carver County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Bavaria, MN

How big is Lake Bavaria?
Lake Bavaria is approximately 166 sq acres (0.7 sq km) in size with 3 miles (4.0 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Lake Bavaria?
Lake Bavaria is approximately 66 feet (20.1 m) at its deepest point.

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

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

Are there fishing guides or charters for Lake Bavaria?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Lake Bavaria and/or the surrounding area.

Are there places to stay in the Lake Bavaria 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! Lake Bavaria 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 Lake Bavaria?
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 Lake Bavaria (.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 Lake Bavaria?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Lake Bavaria. 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 Lake Bavaria?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What aquatic invasive species are found in Lake Bavaria?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Lake Bavaria including Eurasian watermilfoil.

Join us in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species These sneaky creatures can hitch a ride on boats, clinging onto propellers, anchor lines, and trailers. They can even survive in hidden places like bilge water and ballast tanks, or disguise themselves in dirt and sand that sticks to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. But don't worry, we have the power to stop them in their tracks with just a few simple steps. So let's do our part and protect our waters from these unwanted invaders.

History & Status of the Fishery

Bavaria is a Class 24 lake located in eastern Carver County, near the town of Victoria. This fertile lake is 162 acres, with a maximum depth of 66 feet. There is a county owned boat launch located on the southwest shore. Lake Bavaria tends to stratify rather shallow; during the summer of 2013, dissolved oxygen fell below 3 ppm at 12 feet. Evidence of low-oxygen conditions in limited areas (partial winterkill) was noted after the 2010-11 winter.
Bavaria is primarily managed for Largemouth Bass and secondarily for Northern Pike and Bluegill. In 2013, a population assessment was conducted, consisting of spring night-time electrofishing and trap netting, and summer gill netting.

Largemouth Bass are abundant; however, few large fish were sampled. The electrofishing catch rate, 74.5 per hour of active sampling ("on-time"), is high relative to other lakes in the West Metro area. One hundred-thirty Bass were sampled, averaging 10.6 inches and 0.8 pounds. The largest fish measured 21 inches. Forty percent of the sampled fish were longer than 12 inches, and 5% were longer than 16 inches. Largemouth Bass in Lake Bavaria reach 12 inches by age 5 and 16 inches by age 9. A detailed study of the Largemouth Bass population, covering the period 1992-2001, was conducted by MN DNR Fisheries Research; results are in MN DNR Fisheries Investigational Report 506.

Northern Pike are highly abundant, and of quality size. The gill net catch rate, 8.5 fish per net, has increased from the previous survey in 2007, when 3 fish per net were caught. Although the fish are of quality size, averaging 25.4 inches and 3.9 pounds, 2013 mean size was lower than in 2007 (26.9 inches/ 4.1 pounds). Ninety-two percent of 2013's catch was longer than 21 inches, and 25% were longer than 28 inches. The largest fish sampled measured 34.3 inches. Northern Pike grow fast in Lake Bavaria, reaching 21 inches by age 3 and 29 inches by age 6.

Bluegill are quite abundant in Bavaria, and of quality size. Their abundance has been gradually increasing since 1990, when 37.4 fish per net were caught. The 2013 trap net catch rate, 80.8 fish per trap net, is similar to the previous survey in 2007 (79.3 fish per trap net). Average size has increased, from 5.4 inches and 0.11 pounds in 2007 to 6.4 inches and 0.2 pounds in 2013. Seventy percent of the sample was longer than 6 inches, and 40% were longer than 7 inches. Ages 1 through 9 were present in the sample. Bluegill growth is average in Lake Bavaria, with fish reaching 6.5 inches by age 4 and 7.5 inches by age 6.

Black Crappie were caught at a rate of 10.7 per trap net in 2013, which is moderately high for this type of lake. Fish averaged 8.2 inches and 0.27pounds, with the largest fish measuring 9.8 inches. Ages 2 through 8 were represented in the sample and growth rate appears average relative to statewide averages. Fish reached 8.1 inches by age 4.

Yellow Bullhead were very abundant, and the majority of fish sampled were over 10 inches in size.

What is the average air temp for Lake Bavaria?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Lake Bavaria? 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 57°F (14°C) to a low around 37°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.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Lake Bavaria...
Wassermann Lake 1.7 mi 170 41 ft
Church Lake 1.8 mi 16 54 ft
Unnamed Lake 1.9 mi 20 22 ft
Kelser's Pond 2.0 mi 20 34 ft
Steiger Lake 2.2 mi 166 37 ft
Tamarack Lake 2.6 mi 28 82 ft
Schutz Lake 2.7 mi 106 49 ft
Lake St. Joe 2.8 mi 19 52 ft
Piersons Lake 2.9 mi 267 40 ft
Lake Auburn 3.1 mi 291 84 ft
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