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Ash Lake

St. Louis County - Minnesota
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Visit Kabetogama Lake

Every single one of our Kabetogama Lakeside Resorts offers your family and friends private lakeside lodging with access to the natural waterways of the Voyageurs National Park. In fact, most of the National Park is undeveloped, completely natural shoreline. You truly cannot get closer to Mother Nature than staying on Lake Kabetogama.

The name Kabetogama has many translations. One of our favorites is ?the lake that lies alongside another? (Rainy Lake). In the Ojibwe language, Kabe means ?all? and Ogema means ?chief.? At the Kabetogama Lake Resorts, we think perhaps it simply means God?s Country.

Don?t worry if you can?t pronounce it (cab-uh-toe-ga-muh) or spell it. Just call it ?Kab,? and you?ll sound like a local.

For more information on things to do and see check out kabetogama.com

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ash Lake, MN

How big is Ash Lake?
Ash Lake is approximately 690 sq acres (2.8 sq km) in size with 6 miles (9.7 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Ash Lake?
Ash Lake is approximately 25 feet (7.6 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Ash Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye and Yellow Perch in Ash Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Bluntnose Minnow, Common Shiner, Creek Chub, Golden Shiner, Johnny Darter and White Sucker.

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

What are the closest cities to Ash Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Nett Lake, MN.

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

What are the fishing regulations for Ash Lake?
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Ash Lake that you need to know. For complete fishing regulations visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. To report a violation call (800) 652-9093. Need a Minnesota fishing license?

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History & Status of the Fishery

Ash Lake is a moderately clear 669 acre lake located 13 miles north of Orr, MN. Management efforts on this lake have primarily been directed toward Northern Pike and Walleye. Ash has a long history of Walleye stocking, and has had special regulations for Northern Pike since 2003. There has been a positive trend in the population structure of Northern Pike since the implementation of this regulation. Fish species sampled during the 2013 survey included Black Crappie, Bluegill, Golden Shiner, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White Sucker, and Yellow Perch.

Black Crappie catch rates were slightly above the median for similar lakes, as was the average weight for these fish. Fish up to 12 inches were sampled.

Bluegill catch rates were high and the average weight of these fish was also slightly higher than Bluegill in similar lakes. Fish up to 10.5 inches were sampled. The growth rate of Bluegill is average for Area lakes.

Northern Pike catch rates were within the expected range for similar lakes. Since the 2003 implementation of a 24-36 inch protected slot, Northern Pike growth rates and mean length have increased. The population structure has greatly improved since the protected slot was implemented as average fish are nearly 6 pounds and over 29 inches. For comparison, the assessment in 2002 showed an average Pike prior to implementation of the protected slot was 22.5 inches and less than 3 pounds. There is also potential to catch trophy fish as Pike over 38 inches were sampled during this survey.

Smallmouth bass were sampled by electrofishing and the catch rates indicate that there are high numbers, and growth is slightly less than average for International Falls Management Area lakes. Average weight was 0.5 pounds and average length was 9.4 inches. There are a few bigger fish present though as a 19 inch individual was sampled by gill net.

Angling for Walleye should be good as catch rates were much higher than the last survey in 2008, and are the highest seen since the 1980's. A good natural reproduction year class in 2010, and two successful stocked year classes in 2007 and 2011 have helped increase Walleye abundance. Average length was just over 16 inches.

Yellow Perch are very abundant in comparison to similar lakes. The average length for sampled fish is 5.39 inches but fish up to 10.2 inches were caught.

What is the average air temp for Ash Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Ash 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 27°F (-3°C) to a low around 10°F (-12°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.

Ash Lake Reviews
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john b.
4 star rating
Just got home from 9 days on Ash Lake and had an absolute blast. Busiest day on the lake was 5 other boats and me, caught fish every day, northern, walleye, crappie, smallies and tons of perch. I mean BIG perch, 10 to 12 inch, frying pan size perch. Stayed at Ron Shaleen's place, what a guy, he made me feel like the place was mine. Can't wait for fall, going back to shoot a bear and catch some more big northern. Ron guide's bear hunt's also and say's if he can't get you a bear you might as well sell your gun.
Reviewed Jun 13, 2009
tim a.
4 star rating
This is a great lake for pike, The Ash river into Lake Kabetogama is good for bass
Reviewed Feb 12, 2004
bob s.
3 star rating
Seemed To Have Slowed Down The Past Few Years
Reviewed Jan 22, 2000

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