Sixth Crow Wing Lake is located two miles southwest of Nevis in central Hubbard County. Sixth Crow Wing Lake is 340 acres with a maximum depth of 40 feet. A county-owned public access is located on the southwest shore of Sixth Crow Wing Lake. Sixth Crow Wing Lake provides angling opportunities for Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass and panfish. There is also a limited Tullibee population for fall sport netting. There is a special regulation that requires all Northern Pike from 24 36 inches to be immediately released.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has classified Minnesota's lakes into 43 different types based on physical, chemical, and other characteristics. Sixth Crow Wing is in lake class 31. Lake Class 31 lakes are regularly shaped and have very hard water. Other area lakes in this same classification include: Second Crow Wing, Fifth Crow Wing, Seventh Crow Wing, Eighth Crow Wing, Duck, Evergreen, Hattie, Hinds, Shingobee, Tripp and Lower Twin.
Walleye abundance was slightly lower than previous years, but close to similar area lakes. Walleyes are a great size for anglers, with an average size of 16 inches and fish sampled up to 25 inches. The 2011 year class of Walleyes appears to be very abundant and should provide good fishing in the near future.
Anglers can expect to find an abundant population of Northern Pike, with the 2014 sample being the highest on record. Northern Pike were average size of 25.5 inches and weight of 3.7 pounds. A number of fish over 30 inches were sampled, with the largest 35 inches.
Yellow Perch are an important forage species for Walleyes and Northern Pike in Suxth Crow Wing. They were sampled in good numbers, and some are large enough to be of size acceptable to anglers.
Largemouth Bass were sampled in lower numbers than previous surveys. The size was good, with an average length of 12 inches and fish sampled up to 19 inches.
Sixth Crow Wing has been a popular lake for panfish in recent years. Angling opportunities for panfish include Black Crappie, Bluegill and Pumpkinseed. Black Crappie numbers were low, but size was good with most fish from 8.5-10.5 inches in length. Bluegills and Pumpkinseeds were sampled in higher numbers than recent years, and most fish were 4.5-8.5 inches.
No aquatic invasive species (AIS) have been identified in Sixth 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.