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Bouder Lake

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


How big is Bouder Lake?
Bouder Lake is approximately 129 sq acres (0.5 sq km) in size with 4 miles (5.8 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Bouder Lake?
Bouder Lake is approximately 17 feet (5.2 m) at its deepest point.

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

Other fish species in the lake include White Sucker.



Are there places to stay in the Bouder 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! Bouder 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 boat launches on Bouder Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Bouder 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 Bouder 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

Bouder and Crescent Lakes are connected by a navigable channel 2-4 feet deep. Boat and motor access to Bouder Lake is most often and most easily accomplished from an access ramp on Crescent Lake. Boaters should be alert for boulders in the channel, and in Bouder Lake, and proceed with caution. Both lakes have similar and self-sustained fish communities, and fish are able to move freely between the lakes. These lakes have not been stocked since the 1970s.

Walleye were fairly abundant in Bouder Lake in 2014, but most were small. The walleye catch was higher in 2014 than it had been in 2005, but was similar to earlier catches and met the long range management goal for the lake. Natural reproduction had occurred over several years, based on the age of fish caught. Walleye from a strong 2012 year class (two-year-old fish) were most abundant, and could be expected to sustain the fishery for the next few years. Growth rates of walleye had been about average for this class of lake and this area.

Bouder Lake is one of just three Cook County lakes supporting significant numbers of muskellunge. Muskellunge were more abundant than in the previous three assessments, and the population was relatively strong for this type of lake. The number and size of musky caught met the long range goal for the lake. The three largest fish caught were 36-39 inches long. These musky are descended from Shoepack strain fish introduced in the 1970s; fish of that strain seldom exceed 40 inches. Minimum legal length will become 54 inches in 2015, so the musky fishery will essentially be catch and release only. Seven year classes contributed to the 2014 catch, with fish as old as nine years taken. Growth of three-to-five year old musky had been about average for the area. Five-year-old musky averaged 26 inches long when captured.

Smallmouth bass have been present in Bouder Lake since at least 2002. Only a few were caught in the 2014 survey, but none of the sampling gears used were intended for sampling smallmouth bass, so that catch may not reflect their true abundance. Smallmouth growth rates had been average, or slightly below average, for the lake class.

Yellow perch provided forage for walleye and muskellunge, and a limited fishery. The largest perch taken in the 2014 survey was 8.4 inches long. Both perch and white sucker numbers have generally been lower since muskellunge were introduced.


Are there any state parks near Bouder Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Bouder Lake.

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

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
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DISTANCE ACRES MAX DEPTH
Crescent Lake 1.0 mi 755 28 ft
Lichen Lake 1.2 mi 253 17 ft
Midget Lake 1.3 mi 22 25 ft
Wee Lake 1.8 mi 11 34 ft
Kinogami Lake 1.9 mi 111 30 ft
Moore Lake 1.9 mi 61 8 ft
Fleck Lake 2.1 mi 38 5 ft
Hilly Lake 2.3 mi 27 23 ft
Tait Lake 2.9 mi 355 15 ft
Temperance River 3.0 mi 33 11 ft
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