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Cross Lake Reservoir

Crow Wing County, MN
Crow Wing County, MN
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Cross Lake Reservoir is located in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. This lake is 1,813 acres in size. It is approximately 84 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed,.
1,812 acres
LAKE SIZE
84 feet
MAX DEPTH
21.8 miles
SHORELINE
ACCESS
Boat Ramp
FISH TO CATCH
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Brown Bullhead
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass
Logperch
Northern Pike
Rock Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Banded Killifish
Blackchin Shiner
Blacknose Shiner
Bluntnose Minnow
Bowfin
Burbot
Central Mudminnow
Cisco (Tullibee)
Common Shiner
Fathead Minnow
Golden Shiner
Greater Redhorse
Hybrid Sunfish
Iowa Darter
Johnny Darter
Lake Whitefish
Least Darter
Mimic Shiner
Pumpkinseed
Shorthead Redhorse
Silver Redhorse
Spotfin Shiner
Spottail Shiner
White Sucker
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Cross Lake Reservoir.
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STAY 22: Cross Lake Reservoir
HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY

Cross is a 1,751 acre lake and part of the 14,000 acre Whitefish Chain of Lakes. Development is heavy, with 494 homes/cottages and a U.S.C.O.E. campground present along 19.7 miles of shoreline. Water recreation by boats and jet skis is very heavy in mid-summer. Water clarity remained good, with a secchi disc reading of 15 feet on July 21, 2011.

Cross Lake is stocked annually with walleye fry and in even numbered years with fingerlings. The 2011 walleye catch was average for this type of lake. Average length was 18.5" and 90% of the fish were 12" or larger. Northern pike numbers continue to be high and the size remained small, with an average length of 19.1". Only 11% of these fish were 24" or larger.

Largemouth bass numbers for the Whitefish Chain, which includes Cross, were impressive while night electrofishing (112.5/hr run-time). Average length was 12.8". Numbers were also good in our nets.

Panfish numbers were average for this lake. Black crappies showed more potential for anglers, with 58% of the fish measuring 8" or larger. Bluegills faired a bit smaller, with 14% measuring 7" or larger.

Yellow perch numbers remained low at 1.3/net. Average length was 7.2". Lake whitefish and tullibee, which are important forage fish for walleye and northern pike, were caught in average numbers for this type of lake.

INVASIVE SPECIES
  • Zebra Mussel

Recreational activities such as recreational boating, angling, waterfowl hunting, and diving may spread aquatic invasive species. Some aquatic invasive species can attach to boats, while others can become tangled on propellers, anchor lines, or boat trailers. Many species can survive in bilge water, ballast tanks, and motors or may hide in dirt or sand that clings to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. Fortunately, completing simple steps can prevent the transport of aquatic invasive species.
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