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Island is located in Hubbard County, Minnesota. This lake is 541 acres in size. It is approximately 65 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed,.
541 acres
LAKE SIZE
65 feet
MAX DEPTH
21 feet
AVG DEPTH
7.1 miles
SHORELINE
FISH TO CATCH
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Brown Bullhead
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Rock Bass
Walleye
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Banded Killifish
Blackchin Shiner
Bluntnose Minnow
Cisco (Tullibee)
Common Shiner
Creek Chub
Golden Shiner
Greater Redhorse
Iowa Darter
Johnny Darter
Mimic Shiner
Orangespotted Sunfish
Pumpkinseed
Shorthead Redhorse
Spottail Shiner
White Sucker
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Island.
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HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY

Island Lake is located seven miles north of Park Rapids in Hubbard County. Island Lake has a surface area of 544 acres and a maximum depth of 65 feet. There is a state-owned public access located on the west end of the lake. Island Lake is a popular lake for Walleye and Northern Pike fishing early in the fishing season, and also provides fishing opportunities for panfish and Largemouth Bass.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has classified Minnesota's lakes into 43 different types based on physical, chemical, and other characteristics. Island Lake is in lake class 25. Class 25 lakes have hard water, good clarity, deep depth, and an irregular shaped shoreline. Other class 25 lakes in the Park Rapids management area include: Bad Axe, Belle Taine, Eagle, Little Mantrap, Little Sand, Mantrap, Ojibway, Spider, Straight, Third Crow Wing, Two Inlets, and West Crooked.

Gillnetting results show a Walleye population with good diversity of ages and sizes, however, Walleye abundance (3.0 Walleye/gillnet) was down slightly from recent surveys. Sampled Walleye had an average length and weight of 17.1 inches and 1.9 pounds, with fish measured up to 27.1 inches. Island Lake is stocked with Walleye fingerlings during odd numbered years. Island Lake supports a forage base of Yellow Perch and Tullibee (Cisco) for large predators such as Walleye and Northern Pike, however, abundance of both of these species were down in the 2015 survey. A few Yellow Perch are an acceptable size for angling.

Northern Pike were sampled in moderate numbers (4.2 pike/gill net), within the range typical for this lake class. Sampled Northern Pike had an average length and weight of 20.5 inches and 1.8 pounds, with pike measured up to 28.3 inches. The number of larger pike (>28 inches) was low compared to other area lakes.

Present and past surveys have shown that the panfish population in Island Lake fluctuates from low to moderate numbers. Anglers will find good numbers of Bluegill and Pumpkinseed in the 6-8 inch size range, and Black Crappie in the 9-11 inch size range.

While anglers can find good fishing for Largemouth Bass on Island Lake, overall bass abundance is low to moderate when compared to other area lakes.

Currently no aquatic invasive species (AIS) have been identified in Island 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 boats before leaving the access.

NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Island. Although we strive to provide the most accurate information as we can the information contained in this page is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.
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