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Fifth Crow Wing Lake

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


How big is Fifth Crow Wing Lake?
Fifth Crow Wing Lake is approximately 400 sq acres (1.6 sq km) in size with 4 miles (6.4 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Fifth Crow Wing Lake?
Fifth Crow Wing Lake is approximately 35 feet (10.7 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 15 feet (4.6 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Fifth Crow Wing 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, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Fifth Crow Wing Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Cisco (Tullibee), Common Shiner, Golden Shiner and White Sucker.



What are the closest cities to Fifth Crow Wing Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Nevis, MN, Park Rapids, MN and Akeley, MN.

Are there places to stay in the Fifth Crow Wing 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! Fifth Crow Wing 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 Fifth Crow Wing 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 Fifth Crow Wing 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 Fifth Crow Wing 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 Fifth Crow Wing Lake?
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Fifth Crow Wing 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

Fifth Crow Wing Lake is located three miles southwest of Nevis in southern Hubbard County. Fifth Crow Wing is part of a chain of lakes running from Eleventh Crow Wing Lake at the headwaters, down to First Crow Wing Lake. Fifth Crow Wing Lake has a surface area of 400 acres and a maximum depth of 35 feet. There is no public access on Fifth Crow Wing Lake. A DNR-owned public access is located on the southwest shore of Sixth Crow Wing Lake, and boats can access through a short, narrow channel that connects the two lakes. Winter access is limited, as the channel is generally open though the winter.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has classified Minnesota's lakes into 43 different types based on physical, chemical, and other characteristics. Fifth Crow Wing Lake is in Lake Class 31. Class 31 lakes generally have very hard water, and regularly shaped shorelines. Other class 31 lakes in the Park Rapids area include: Second, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Crow Wings, Boulder, Duck, Evergreen, Hattie, Hinds, Shingobee, Tripp and Lower Twin.

A special 24 to 36 inch protected slot limit on Northern Pike is in place on Fifth and Sixth Crow Wing Lakes. The objective of this regulations is to maintain or improve pike sizes in these lakes. Anglers can expect to find good numbers of Northern Pike in Fifth Crow Wing Lake. Northern Pike had an average length and weight of 21.8 inches and 2.3 pounds, with pike measured up to 32.5 inches.

Walleyes were a good size for anglers, with all fish 13 to 26 inches. Walleyes grow fairly quickly, and had an average length of 18 inches. Yellow Perch, an important forage species for both Walleye and Northern Pike were sampled in good numbers. Yellow Perch are generally too small for anglers with most fish 6 - 7.5 inches.

Spring sampling showed good numbers of Largemouth Bass. They had an average length of 15 inches, with fish sampled up to 18.5 inches.

Fifth Crow Wing Lake supports a healthy panfish population and can provide good fishing for Black Crappie and Bluegill. The Black Crappie catch rate in 2019 was higher than the last sample, but still moderate numbers compared to other local lakes. They were an average length of 7.5 inches, with crappies sampled up to 12 inches. Bluegills were sampled in good numbers, similar to past surveys. The majority sampled were 3-6 inches, but anglers will find larger Bluegill in the 6-9 inch size range.

No aquatic invasive species (AIS) have been identified in Fifth Crow Wing Lake. To avoid spreading AIS, lake users are required to remove all aquatic plants or animals from their watercraft and drain all water from their boat before leaving the access.


What is the average air temp for Fifth Crow Wing Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Fifth Crow Wing 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 80°F (27°C) to a low around 59°F (15°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 Fifth Crow Wing Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 4 state parks in the vacinity of Fifth Crow Wing Lake.

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

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Fifth Crow Wing Lake...
DISTANCE ACRES MAX DEPTH
Sixth Crow Wing Lake 1.5 mi 340 40 ft
Lake Belle Taine 1.8 mi 1,497 56 ft
Sunday Lake 2.0 mi 62
Unnamed Lake 2.2 mi 40
Little Stony Lake 2.3 mi 67
Unnamed Lake 2.8 mi 72
Peysenske Lake 3.2 mi 220 14 ft
Big Stony Lake 3.3 mi 343 24 ft
Seventh Crow Wing Lake 3.4 mi 261 42 ft
Shallow Lake 3.4 mi 284 10 ft
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