Astrid Lake is located approximately 26 miles NW of Ely within the Superior National Forest. This lake is characterized by it's surrounding landscape dominated by red pines with other conifers and sandy shoal water areas. There is an 88 rod portage from FR 200 located on the W side of the lake for public access. Another option is to navigate the Hunting Shack River upstream from the Echo Trail (CR116). There are two USFS campsites located on the lake for visitor use. Walleye numbers in 2016 (3.3/gill net) were slightly higher than the long term average for all assessments on this lake. The average walleye sampled was 17 inches long and about 6 years old. The largest walleye sampled was nearly 31 inches long. Walleye fry have been stocked in Astrid Lake since the 1970's. Northern pike numbers in 2016 (3.7/gill net) were slightly lower compared to past assessments on this lake. The average pike sampled was 19 inches long and the largest pike was 28.5 inches long. Six other species were sampled including bluegill, shorthead redhorse, pumpkinseed, rock bass, white sucker and yellow perch. This is the first time bluegill have been sampled or observed in Astrid Lake.