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Boot Lake

Lake County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Boot Lake, MN

How big is Boot Lake?
Boot Lake is approximately 197 sq acres (0.8 sq km) in size with 5 miles (7.4 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Boot Lake?
Boot Lake is approximately 83 feet (25.3 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Boot Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye in Boot Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Cisco (Tullibee), Shorthead Redhorse and White Sucker.

Are there places to stay in the Boot 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! Boot 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 places to eat and drink near Boot Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

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History & Status of the Fishery

Boot Lake is located approximately 26 miles NE of Ely in the BWCAW. This lake is surrounded by relatively high hills of rocky terrain with jack pine and other conifers. The north side of the west basin has newer forest growth from the result of a prescribed burn.

The most common access is from Snowbank Lake. Boot Lake is on a popular travel route for summer visitors with most people passing through. There are two designated USFS campsites located on the lake.

Walleye numbers in 2015 (3.0/gill net) were slightly higher than the long term average on this lake. The average walleye sampled was 18.6 inches long and about 5 years old. The largest walleye sampled was 25.6 inches long.

Smallmouth bass numbers in 2015 (3.2/gill net) were higher than the long term average (0.3/gill net) on this lake. The average smallmouth sampled was 13.3 inches long and about 7 years old. The largest smallmouth sampled was 18.5 inches long.

Northern pike abundance in 2015 (2.0/gill net) was identical to the long term average on this lake. The average pike sampled was a respectable 28.2 inches and the largest pike sampled was 35.4 inches long.

Largemouth bass were observed in the gill nets for the first time in 2015. Seven largemouth (1.2/gill net) from 13.8 inches to 18.7 inches were sampled. Relatively low numbers of pumpkinseed and white sucker were sampled. Rock bass (4.7/gill net) were sampled in similar numbers to past surveys.

Cisco abundance in 2015 (3.3/gill net) was nearly identical to the long term average on this lake. The average cisco sampled was 9.6 inches and the largest cisco sampled was 11.1 inches long.

What is the average air temp for Boot Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Boot 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 64°F (18°C) to a low around 38°F (3°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
There's more lake's to explore around Boot Lake...
Haven Lake 0.5 mi 14 7 ft
Abinodji Lake 0.9 mi 36 33 ft
Ahsub Lake 1.2 mi 60 78 ft
Swing Lake 1.4 mi 12 13 ft
Grub Lake 1.5 mi 31 31 ft
Jitterbug Lake 1.6 mi 28 5 ft
Gibson Lake 1.7 mi 33 24 ft
Ensign Lake 1.7 mi 1,411 30 ft
Ashigan Lake 1.8 mi 153 59 ft
Cattyman Lake 2.0 mi 17 9 ft
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