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Cannon Lake

Rice County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Cannon Lake, MN

How big is Cannon Lake?
Cannon Lake is approximately 1,593 sq acres (6.4 sq km) in size with 12 miles (19.3 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Cannon Lake?
Cannon Lake is approximately 15 feet (4.6 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Cannon Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bigmouth Buffalo, Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Bowfin, Brown Bullhead, Carp, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White Bass, White Crappie, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Cannon Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Emerald Shiner, Fathead Minnow, Freshwater Drum, Golden Shiner, Green Sunfish, Highfin Carpsucker, Hybrid Sunfish, Johnny Darter, Logperch, Quillback, Spotfin Shiner, Spottail Shiner, Tadpole Madtom and White Sucker.

What are the closest cities to Cannon Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Warsaw, MN, Faribault, MN and Morristown, MN.

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

Explore the Cannon Lake area in a RV
Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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What aquatic invasive species are found in Cannon Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Cannon Lake including flowering rush.

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

A survey targeting age-0 Walleyes was conducted at Cannon Lake on 16 October 2023 using 52 minutes of standard boat electrofishing. A total of 397 age-0 Walleyes averaging 7.25 inches were sampled for a catch rate of 454.6/hour on-time. In 17 surveys since 1997, the mean catch rate during fry-stocked years (n = 11) was 208.0/hour on-time while the mean catch rate from non-stocked years (n = 6) was just 12.5/hour on-time. Additionally, the 5 highest catch rates on record have been collected in recent years (2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023). This coincides with the Walleye strain performance study being conducted by Fisheries Research and the expanded use of Lower Mississippi Strain (LMS) Walleye fry. Fry stocking, and particularly LMS fry stocking, appears to be responsible for a surge in age-0 Walleye numbers in Cannon Lake in recent years.

What is the average air temp for Cannon Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Cannon 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 79°F (26°C) to a low around 60°F (16°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 Cannon Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 3 state parks in the vacinity of Cannon Lake.

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

Cannon Lake Reviews
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gerry m.
3 star rating
Good spring walleye lake - fall too. Many large fish swim these waters but they are diffucult to locate. There are no sturgeon in this lake. In summer, this lake gets large algae blooms.
Reviewed Aug 6, 2006

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