Alder Lake

Cook County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Alder Lake, MN

How big is Alder Lake?
Alder Lake is approximately 529 sq acres (2.1 sq km) in size with 10 miles (16.1 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Alder Lake?
Alder Lake is approximately 72 feet (22.0 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Alder Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye and Yellow Perch in Alder Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Green Sunfish, Splake and White Sucker.

Are there places to stay in the Alder 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! Alder 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 Alder 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 Alder 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 Alder 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

Alder Lake is managed primarily for lake trout, with walleye a secondary species. Both species have been self-sustained in this lake for decades. Smallmouth bass and northern pike are also present, but their numbers have typically been low. That said, smallmouth bass are not sampled well in gill nets, and angler reports suggest they are more abundant in this lake than the gill net catch would indicate.

As has usually been the case in this lake, modest numbers of lake trout were found in 2015, with a few larger fish present. The 2015 catch was similar to catches observed in previous surveys of this lake done since 1969. Five lake trout year classes were included in the catch, and although none had been strong, they indicated natural reproduction had been successful on a fairly regular basis. It appeared that growth, at least of young lake trout, had been about average for the area.

Fair numbers of walleye were found in 2015, although none longer than 24 inches were taken. The 2015 gill net catch was similar to catches observed in other surveys of this lake since 1992, but was lower than most catches seen in the lake prior to that year. That difference may be in part due to differences in survey timing. Earlier surveys were done in August, when walleye gill net catches tend to be higher compared to catches in June surveys. Six year classes, all naturally produced, contributed to the 2015 walleye catch, with the strongest apparently produced in 2012. Growth of young walleye had been average or better for this area, despite the lack of a good yellow perch forage base. Walleye taken in this survey were fat, and in very good condition. Some of the walleye collected in deeper waters had been feeding on sculpins.

Gill net catches of other species were low. No yellow perch were taken, but the species has been collected in low numbers in most past surveys of this lake. Two northern pike and two smallmouth bass were also caught. Anglers interviewed during the survey reported good fishing for smallmouth bass. Alder Lake provides cool-water refuge areas needed by larger northern pike, but lacks high-quality cold-water forage species like cisco or whitefish.

Are there any state parks near Alder Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Alder Lake.

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

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