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Hydes Lake

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

How big is Hydes Lake?
Hydes Lake is approximately 222 sq acres (0.9 sq km) in size with 3 miles (4.8 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Hydes Lake?
Hydes Lake is approximately 18 feet (5.5 m) at its deepest point.

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

Other fish species in the lake include Hybrid Sunfish, Silver Redhorse and White Sucker.

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

What are the closest cities to Hydes Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Norwood Young America, MN, Waconia, MN and Mayer, MN.

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

Explore the Hydes Lake area in a RV
Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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What aquatic invasive species are found in Hydes Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Hydes Lake 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

Hydes Lake is a 222-acre lake with a maximum depth of 18 feet, located northeast of Norwood Young America, in west central Carver County. Hydes Lake has been known to "boom or bust" in previous years, with the last partial winterkill occurring during the winter of 2010-2011. Hydes is actively managed for Largemouth Bass, but includes catchable populations of Bluegill, Black Crappie, and Northern Pike. A Standard Survey (trap nets and gill nets) was conducted on Hydes Lake during the week of 7/24/17. During the survey, water clarity was 2.5 feet, with low oxygen below 10 feet. Eurasian Watermilfoil also remains present in Hydes Lake.

Largemouth Bass were sampled at a rate of 49.4 fish per hour; this value is the first from effort specifically targeting Largemouth Bass in Hydes Lake. Largemouth Bass averaged 11.0 inches-- with the largest measuring 19.1 inches-- while 17% of fish sampled were over 15 inches. Growth was slow compared to similar lakes across the state. Despite slow growth, the Largemouth Bass population in Hydes is healthy, with many year classes of fish.

Bluegill were sampled with trap nets at low numbers (11.9/net) compared to similar lakes. Bluegill averaged 6.3 inches, with the largest measured at 9.1 inches. Approximately 22% of sampled fish were greater than 7 inches. Despite low numbers, Hydes Lake has the potential to provide Bluegill angling opportunity.

Black Crappie were sampled with gill nets (9.0/net) and trap nets (4.7/net) -- near the expected catch rates of similar lakes. Black Crappie averaged 8.1 inches, with the largest measured at 11.8 inches. Growth was fast, with an average size of 8.7 inches by age 3. Approximately 27% of Black Crappie Sampled in Hydes Lake were greater than 9 inches.

Northern Pike numbers in Hydes Lake were high, with 14.0/net. Average size of Northern Pike in gill nets was 21.8 inches, with the largest measured at 27 inches. The majority of Northern Pike sampled were small, with 71% less than 22 inches. However, high numbers of small pike provides a good opportunity to take advantage of the new Northern Pike regulation (which begins in 2018), where possession limit increases to 10, but with no more than two pike longer than 26 inches; all from 22 to 26 inches must be released.

Other fish species sampled in the 2017 survey included: Black Bullhead, Common Carp, Yellow Bullhead, and Yellow Perch.

What is the average air temp for Hydes Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Hydes 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 83°F (29°C) to a low around 65°F (18°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.

Hydes Lake Reviews
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tony l.
Chanhassen, MN
5 star rating
5.21.16 - My wife and I also found huge crappies and bluegills! We practiced CPR on these fish and will be back soon to find bigger 12"+ crappies!
Reviewed Jun 16, 2016
fried f.
5 star rating
Holy crap, We went here last weekend and caught 19 huge Crappies and 3 Ginormous sunnies...best damn lake I have ever fished on. Does not have a fishing dock tho.....too bad..... going back this weekend....tell you all about it when I get back... Yes i did fry them...
Reviewed Sep 11, 2009

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
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Barlous Lake 1.9 mi 12
Unnamed Lake 2.5 mi 237
Braunworth Lake 2.7 mi 37
Young America Lake 2.7 mi 74
Winkler Lake 2.7 mi 77
Myers Lake 2.9 mi 79
Eagle Lake 3.0 mi 183 14 ft
Barnes Lake 3.0 mi 119
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