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Borden Lake

Crow Wing County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Borden Lake, MN

How big is Borden Lake?
Borden Lake is approximately 1,012 sq acres (4.1 sq km) in size with 13 miles (20.4 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Borden Lake?
Borden Lake is approximately 84 feet (25.6 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 22 feet (6.7 m).

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

Other fish species in the lake include Banded Killifish, Blackchin Shiner, Blacknose Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Brook Silverside, Brook Stickleback, Cisco (Tullibee), Emerald Shiner, Golden Shiner, Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Johnny Darter, Spottail Shiner and White Sucker.

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

What are the fishing regulations for Borden Lake?
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Borden Lake that you need to know. For complete fishing regulations visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. To report a violation call (800) 652-9093. Need a Minnesota fishing license?

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History & Status of the Fishery

Borden Lake has good fishing opportunities for several species. Black crappie numbers were about average for this type of lake (2.2/trap net) and size was good, with 71% measuring 8" or larger. Bluegill numbers were also average (10.7/trap net), but size was not impressive with an average length of 5.9" and only 19% measuring 7" or larger.

Largemouth bass numbers (28.6/hr) were down from previous electrofishing surveys, but size was good with 69% measuring 12" or larger. Smallmouth bass were caught in lower numbers (6.1/hr), but average size was quite large at 16.3". All of the smallmouth were 14" or larger.

Northern pike numbers were relatively high in 2014 at 7.8/gill net. Average size was good at 22.4" and 30% were 24" or larger. The largest fish measured was 34.4".

Walleyes are currently not stocked into Borden, though they may find their way in from connected Mille Lacs Lake. They were caught at a low rate in the 2014 netting (1.2/gill net). Average size was 21.5".

Abundant emergent vegetation around the lake provides spawning opportunities for many of these species and an effort needs to be made to protect it. To help ensure these fishing opportunities exist into the future, please practice selective harvest by releasing larger panfish as well as northern pike over 24".

What is the average air temp for Borden Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Borden 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 26°F (-3°C) to a low around 6°F (-14°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 Borden Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 5 state parks in the vacinity of Borden Lake.

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

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donnie e.
4 star rating
great crappie and bass, pretty good walleye lake to if you can find them
Reviewed Aug 3, 2008

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