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Dutch Lake

Hennepin County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dutch Lake, MN

How big is Dutch Lake?
Dutch Lake is approximately 173 sq acres (0.7 sq km) in size with 3 miles (5.1 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Dutch Lake?
Dutch Lake is approximately 45 feet (13.7 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Dutch 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, Carp, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Walleye, White Crappie, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Dutch Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Bluntnose Minnow, Golden Shiner, Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Spottail Shiner and White Sucker.

Are there fishing guides or charters for Dutch Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Dutch Lake and/or the surrounding area.

What are the closest cities to Dutch Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Mound, MN, Minnetrista, MN and Spring Park, MN.

Are there places to stay in the Dutch 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! Dutch 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 Dutch Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Dutch 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 Dutch 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 Dutch Lake?
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Dutch 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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What aquatic invasive species are found in Dutch Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Dutch Lake including Eurasian watermilfoil.

Join us in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species These sneaky creatures can hitch a ride on boats, clinging onto propellers, anchor lines, and trailers. They can even survive in hidden places like bilge water and ballast tanks, or disguise themselves in dirt and sand that sticks to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. But don't worry, we have the power to stop them in their tracks with just a few simple steps. So let's do our part and protect our waters from these unwanted invaders.

History & Status of the Fishery

Dutch is a 160-acre lake located in the city of Mound in western Hennepin County. A public city-owned boat launch with small parking lot is located on the east side, and a small access with minimal on-street parking is available on the south side (via Dutch Lane). Shore fishing opportunities are limited, and restricted to the public area on the east shore.

Maximum depth of the lake is 45 feet and water clarity in late July was 1.2 feet. Also at that time, the lake was strongly stratified with poor (<2 ppm) dissolved oxygen below 8 feet. A population assessment was conducted during July 2014 to determine the species composition and abundance of game fish in the lake.

In 2014, Northern Pike abundance (2.3/gill net) was relatively low compared to other similar lakes in the state. However, typical of lakes with low Northern Pike density, mean size was larger than average. Pike averaged 4.9 lbs and 27.9 inches and ranged from 18.1 to 33.6 inches.

The panfish community appeared healthy as Bluegill and Black Crappie abundance was about average and size was relatively large when compared to other similar lakes. The Bluegill catch of 28.9/trap net was more than the 2009 catch of 15.4/net. In 2014, mean Bluegill size was 7 inches and 0.27 lbs. Black Crappie were netted at a rate of 7.1/ trap net and size structure was relatively good. Crappie averaged 8.8 inches and 0.37 lbs, with the largest measuring 10.3 inches.

Yellow Perch have never been abundant in Dutch Lake and have always been sampled at a rate well below average. In 2014, seven fish were collected at a rate of 1.2/gill net. These fish were above average in size at 7.6 inches and 0.19 lbs; the largest measured 8.3 inches.

Passive sampling gear, such as trap and gill nets, are not effective methods for collecting Largemouth Bass, so the numbers from the 2014 assessment are not necessarily representative of the population present. Electrofishing is the typical method for Largemouth Bass assessments but was not conducted. Despite this, 8 Largemouth Bass were sampled in the trap nets, considered high for that gear type. Sampled fish ranged from 15.0 to 20.7 inches, averaging 17.3 inches.

Other species sampled in low abundance were Black Bullhead, Bowfin (Dogfish), Common Carp, hybrid sunfish, Pumpkinseed, and Yellow Bullhead.

What is the average air temp for Dutch Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Dutch 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 29°F (-2°C) to a low around 15°F (-9°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.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
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Langdon Lake 0.8 mi 143 38 ft
Little Long Lake 1.2 mi 69 76 ft
Whaletail Lake 2.3 mi 510 22 ft
Forest Lake 2.5 mi 90 42 ft
Stone Lake 3.9 mi 96 30 ft
Lake Zumbra 4.3 mi 271 58 ft
Lake Minnetonka 4.4 mi 14,206 113 ft
Lake Virginia 4.6 mi 105 34 ft
Parley Lake 4.9 mi 258 18 ft
Schutz Lake 5.0 mi 106 49 ft
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