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Bald Eagle Lake

Ramsey County - Minnesota
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Bald Eagle Lake is a beautiful lake located in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. The lake covers an area of approximately 1,047 acres and has a maximum depth of around 36 feet. The lake is named after the bald eagles that frequently inhabit the area.

Bald Eagle Lake is known for its excellent fishing opportunities, with anglers frequently catching walleye, northern pike, bass, crappie, and sunfish. The lake also has public access points, providing easy access for boaters and anglers.

In addition to fishing, popular activities on Bald Eagle Lake include boating, swimming, water skiing, and kayaking. The lake is also a popular spot for birdwatching, with bald eagles, ospreys, and a variety of waterfowl frequently seen in the area.

There are several parks and campgrounds in the surrounding area, providing ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. The lake is located near the cities of White Bear Lake and Shoreview, which offer a range of amenities and attractions for visitors.

Bald Eagle Lake is a great spot for a peaceful getaway. Whether you?re looking for a spot to fish, swim, boat, or camp, Bald Eagle Lake has something for everyone. With its beautiful scenery and abundance of wildlife, it?s no wonder why Bald Eagle Lake is such a popular destination.

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Caught by Bert Baierl
Caught by Ernie Ziemann
Caught by Tom Kaspszak
Caught by Tom Kaspszak
Caught by Mike Saniti
Caught by Daniel Wesener
Caught by David Stockert

Frequently Asked Questions About Bald Eagle Lake, MN

How big is Bald Eagle Lake?
Bald Eagle Lake is approximately 1,047 sq acres (4.2 sq km) in size with 9 miles (15.1 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Bald Eagle Lake?
Bald Eagle Lake is approximately 36 feet (11.0 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 13 feet (4.1 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Bald Eagle 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, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Shortnose Gar, Walleye, White Crappie, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Bald Eagle Lake.

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

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

Are there places to stay in the Bald Eagle 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! Bald Eagle 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 Bald Eagle 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 Bald Eagle 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 boat launches on Bald Eagle Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Bald Eagle 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 Bald Eagle Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

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What aquatic invasive species are found in Bald Eagle Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Bald Eagle Lake including zebra mussel, flowering rush and 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

Bald Eagle Lake is a 1047 acre (751 littoral acres, LA) class 24 lake located in northeastern Ramsey County. The lake is primarily managed for Walleye and Muskellunge. Walleye fingerlings have been stocked biennially in odd numbered years at a rate of 2lb/LA (1502 lbs) since 1998. Muskellunge fingerlings are currently stocked at a rate of 1 fish per acre (1268 fish) biennially in even numbered years. A standard survey comprised of gill nets, trap nets, and night-time boat electrofishing was conducted during the summer of 2016 to assess the fish community in Bald Eagle Lake.

Walleye catch rate was 0.75 fish per net in the gill nets, below average for class 24 lakes and a significant decrease from 3.08 fish per net sampled in 2014. This is the lowest catch rate for Walleyes recorded in Bald Eagle Lake since 1989. Sampled Walleye ranged from 12 to 24 inches in length, and the average Walleye sampled was 20.45 inches long. Aging revealed 6 year classes, most aligning with stocking years. The 2010 year class (age-6) made up over 50% of the catch, and was also noted as a strong year class in the 2014 survey. It appears there have been no strong year classes since 2010, which is likely responsible for the drop in Walleye catch rate. Age-6 Walleyes displayed above average growth, with a average length of 20.4 inches.

Northern Pike catch rate was 3.75 fish per gill net, average for class 24 lakes. This is a slight increase from 2.92 per net in 2014, and is a relatively low catch rate compared to other East Metro area lakes. Sampled Northern Pike ranged from 13 to 34 inches in length, and the average Northern Pike was 23.64 inches long. Over 77% of pike sampled in this survey were over 21 inches long, and 14% were over 28 inches.

Yellow Perch catch rate was 43.83 fish per gill net, well above average for class 24 lakes. Sampled Yellow Perch ranged in size from 4 to 11.5 inches, and the average Yellow Perch was 7.57 inches long. A subsample of otolith aged Yellow Perch revealed two primary year classes, 2013 and 2011 (age-3 and age-5). Yellow Perch growth was above average, reaching an average length of 9.76 inches by age-5.

Largemouth Bass were sampled at a rate of 59.98 per hour of on time during night-time electrofishing, a moderate to high catch rate compared to other lakes in the East Metro area. Largemouth Bass sampled during this survey ranged from 4 to 17.5 inches in length, with an average length of 9.67 inches. Over 34% of sampled bass were greater than 12 inches and 3% were greater than 16 inches.

Black Crappie catch rate was 3.58 fish per gill net and 4.83 fish per trap net, both below average abundances for class 24 lakes. The average Black Crappie sampled was 7.16 inches long, and fish ranged from 5 to 9.45 inches in length. Over 22% of Black Crappie were over 8 inches in length and 3% were over 9 inches.

Bluegill catch rate was 41 fish per net in the trap nets, above average for class 24 lakes. The average Bluegill sampled was 5.56 inches long, and fish ranged from 2.8 to 7.28 inches. Over 45% of sampled bluegills were greater than 6 inches in length, and 2% were greater than 7 inches.

What is the average air temp for Bald Eagle Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Bald Eagle 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.

Are there any state parks near Bald Eagle Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 3 state parks in the vacinity of Bald Eagle Lake.

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

Bald Eagle Lake Reviews
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michael m.
3 star rating
.BASS. blue skirted bass jigs in the reeds and docks under docks worked the best for me. bass are very small.
Reviewed Jul 30, 2013
j m.
5 star rating
This is an extremely fishable and versatile lake. Panfish, Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, and even Muskellunge are accessible in Bald Eagle. There are next to no shore fishing opportunities if you don't live somewhere around the lake, but there is a nice boat access, and plenty of open water. The island in the middle hosts plenty of action, but you could catch fish almost anywhere within the limits of the lake. From catching Panfish in the shallows to hooking into a 50 inch Muskie in a deeper section, you really can;t go wrong fishing here.
Reviewed Apr 16, 2013
j t.
4 star rating
I've caught some small bass and northerns in this lake. It's fun to fish with way too many good spots to check out. Lots of places where the waterskiers won't bother you.
Reviewed Jul 1, 2012

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