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Arthur Lake

St. Louis County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Arthur Lake, MN


How big is Arthur Lake?
Arthur Lake is approximately 71 sq acres (0.3 sq km) in size with 2 miles (3.2 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Arthur Lake?
Arthur Lake is approximately 19 feet (5.8 m) at its deepest point.

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

Other fish species in the lake include Central Mudminnow, Golden Shiner, Hybrid Sunfish and White Sucker.



What are the closest cities to Arthur Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Babbitt, MN.

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

Explore the Arthur 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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History & Status of the Fishery

Arthur Lake is in Ecological Lake Class 10, which consists of 76 lakes in northeast Minnesota that are small and have soft (unmineralized) water. Arthur Lake is shallower than most of the lakes in this lake class. The water in Arthur Lake is bog stained brown and the water clarity appears to have increased over time.Arthur Lake ranks as mesotrophic according to Carlson's Trophic State Index with total phosphorus of 18 ppb, chlorophyll-a of 5.3 ppb, and Secchi water clarity of 2.8 m. Arthur Lake was thermally stratified on 08/09/2004 with a surface temperature of 69 F and a bottom temperature of 58 F. Adequate oxygen for fish (more than 2 ppm) was retained to a depth of 10 ft, where the temperature was 65 F. A winter oxygen check on 3/13/1986 showed a maximum of 5.0 ppm.Arthur Lake has two small inlets that drain local swamps. The outlet, to Isaac Lake, has no barriers to fish movement. Lake bottom substrates along the shoreline are gravel, silt, sand, and rubble. Aquatic plants grow to a depth of 7 ft; the most common plants are sedges, various pondweeds, water shield, water horehound, stonewort, and water lilies. Arthur Lake is mostly surrounded by private land and there is no designated public access on the lake. There is a State tax forfeited 40 acre parcel on the northeast corner of the lake. Dewees Road crosses private land just to the south of Arthur Lake. There is one seasonal cabin and one travel trailer on the eastern bay of Arthur Lake. Access for the 2004 fisheries lake survey was through private property.Fish sampling for the 2004 fisheries lake survey consisted of three standard survey gillnets, nine standard survey (3/4" bar mesh) trapnets, and four young-of-year (1/4" bar mesh) trapnets. Previous Fisheries lake surveys in 1966 and 1983 used three gillnets, four or five 3/4" bar mesh trapnets, and a shoreline seine (in 1966) and two 1/4" bar mesh trapnets (in 1983). Very few fish (only a few white sucker) were caught in the 1966 gillnets. It is possible the nets may have been set too deep (below 9 ft) in water that had little oxygen.Fish populations in 2004 were dominated by bluegill sunfish, followed by northern pike, walleye, and white sucker.Only one bluegill was caught (in a seine) in the initial lake survey in 1966. Bluegill numbers since then have increased greatly, to 16.0/trapnet in 1983 and to 29.3/trapnet in 2004. Bluegill sizes in 2004 averaged 5.4"; the largest bluegill was 8.6". Bluegill from eight year classes were captured, but there were relatively few age four bluegill (from the 2000 year class) present. Bluegill growth was slower than normal (in the first or second quartile, depending on the age) by area standards.Northern pike numbers in 2004 (3.7/gillnet) were in the third quartile for this lake class and were higher than the 1983 catch of 2.0/gillnet. Pike sizes in 2004 averaged 18.8" (1.8 lb), which was in the second quartile for this lake class. The largest pike captured in 2004 was 33.3". Pike recruitment was erratic and growth was slower than normal by area standards.Walleye numbers in 2004 (1.7/gillnet) were in the second quartile for this lake class and were similar to the 1983 walleye catch of 1.0/gillnet. Walleye sizes in 2004 averaged 17.8" (1.9 lb), which was in the third quartile for this lake class. The largest walleye, caught in a trapnet, was 22.4". The youngest walleye captured in 2004 was age three. Walleye growth appeared to be somewhat faster than normal (in the third quartile) by area standards.White sucker numbers in 2004 (2.7/gillnet) were in the second quartile for this lake class. Only one largemouth bass and one yellow perch were captured in the standard gillnets and trapnets in 2004, but good numbers of young-of-year largemouth and perch were caught in the small mesh trapnets. Other fish species were present in low numbers.Some of the bluegill, northern pike, and walleye examined in 2004 were infected with neascus. The single adult yellow perch examined in 2004 was infected with yellow grub. Neascus (black spot) and yellow grub are common parasites that are native to the area. They cannot infect humans, are often removed when the fish is filleted, and are killed at temperatures used to cook fish.


What is the average air temp for Arthur Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Arthur 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 49°F (9°C) to a low around 26°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.

Are there any state parks near Arthur Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Arthur Lake.

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

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