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Lake Ada

Cass County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Ada, MN

How big is Lake Ada?
Lake Ada is approximately 963 sq acres (3.9 sq km) in size with 7 miles (11.6 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Lake Ada?
Lake Ada is approximately 60 feet (18.3 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Lake Ada?
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, Rock Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Lake Ada.

Other fish species in the lake include Banded Killifish, Blackchin Shiner, Blacknose Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Central Mudminnow, Cisco (Tullibee), Common Shiner, Golden Shiner, Hybrid Sunfish, Iowa Darter, Johnny Darter, Logperch, Mimic Shiner, Spotfin Shiner, Spottail Shiner, Tadpole Madtom and White Sucker.

What are the closest cities to Lake Ada?
Nearby cities and towns include Pine River, MN and Backus, MN.

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

Explore the Lake Ada 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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History & Status of the Fishery

Ada Lake is a 974-acre lake located east of Backus, Minnesota that has 7.21 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 60 ft. There is a state owned public access on the north shore. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) has classified Minnesota lakes into 43 different classes based on physical, chemical and other characteristics. Ada Lake is in Lake Class 27; lakes in this class are generally large, deep, regularly shaped lakes. This lake is primarily managed for northern pike, largemouth bass, and walleye, and secondarily for bluegill, black crappie, yellow perch, and cisco (tullibee).
Northern pike are abundant in Ada Lake and a 24 to 36 inch protected slot limit was implemented in 2003 to increase the proportion of larger pike in the population. The average length of northern pike sampled in 2012 was 18 inches, and fish sampled ranged from 10 to 40 inches. The abundance of northern pike compared favorably to other lakes in this class. The proportion of northern pike 24 inches or longer has increased steadily since 2004. The largemouth bass population was the highest observed since the lake was first sampled in 1958. The longest bass sampled in 2012 was 14 inches long. Ada Lake has been heavily stocked with varying combinations of walleye fry, fingerlings and adults since 1971 yet walleye abundance is relatively low when compared to similar lakes. While walleye numbers are low, the average length was 18 inches and fish up to 27 inches were sampled in 2012. Yellow perch and cisco (tullibee) numbers are also at very low levels, as only seven yellow perch and one cisco were sampled in 2012. The abundance of black crappie appears to be slightly above average when compared to similar lakes. Black crappie sampled in 2012 averaged about 8 inches, with fish up to 12 inches being found. Bluegill abundance was similar to other Class 27 lakes. Average length of bluegill was about 6 inches and fish up to about 8 inches were sampled. Other species available for anglers include bowfin (dogfish), brown bullhead, rock bass, yellow bullhead, and pumpkinseed sunfish.
People can have significant impacts on lakes and the fish populations they support. Harvest, lakeshore development, removal of shoreline vegetation, and introductions of invasive species can all adversely affect fish populations. Currently the only aquatic invasive species (AIS) that have been identified in Ada Lake are the rusty crayfish and the banded mystery snail. AIS are moved from infested to non-infested waters by anglers, boaters, and lake shore owners and can adversely impact lakes and fish populations. To avoid spreading AIS, lake users are required to remove all aquatic plants or animals from their watercraft and drain all water from their boat before leaving the access. If you suspect an infestation of an invasive species in this lake, save a specimen and report it to a local natural resource office. Additional information on all of these topics can be found on the DNR website (www.dnr.state.mn.us) or by contacting the Walker Area Fisheries office.

What is the average air temp for Lake Ada?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Lake Ada? 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 64°F (18°C) to a low around 38°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 Lake Ada?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 3 state parks in the vacinity of Lake Ada.

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

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moe l.
5 star rating
Very clear and nice water
Love this lake
Reviewed Jun 9, 2023

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