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Little Trout Lake

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

How big is Little Trout Lake?
Little Trout Lake is approximately 272 sq acres (1.1 sq km) in size with 5 miles (7.4 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Little Trout Lake?
Little Trout Lake is approximately 95 feet (29.0 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 43 feet (13.1 m).

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

Other fish species in the lake include Cisco (Tullibee) and White Sucker.

Are there places to stay in the Little Trout 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! Little Trout 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 Little Trout 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 Little Trout Lake?
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Little Trout 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

Little Trout is a deep and clear lake in Voyageur National Park. The 271 acre lake has a maximum depth of 95 feet, and approximately 29% of the lake is less than 15 feet deep. This scenic lake has a shoreline that is heavily forested with some exposed rock. Little Trout is accessed via a short but fairly steep portage between Grassy Bay of Sand Point Lake and the south end of Little Trout Lake. In order to minimize the risk of spreading invasive species in the park, no outside watercraft are allowed on Little Trout.

The Northern Pike population seems to be characterized by low numbers and large average size. Of the small sample collected during this assessment, Pike averaged over 28 inches.

High Smallmouth Bass numbers in the net catches indicate that they are abundant in Little Trout Lake. The average size is about 13 inches, but fish over 17 inches were sampled. Growth of these fish is above average for the International Falls Management Area, and recruitment seems to be consistent as there were several year classes present.

Walleye numbers were also good, with a lot of large fish sampled. An average Walleye was three pounds and over 21 inches. Growth is well above the International Falls average and is likely due to the presence of a good forage base of Cisco. There are likely to be some trophy sized fish in Little Trout, however, the extremely clear water may make catching Walleye more difficult than expected.

Most of the management activity that has occurred on Little Trout Lake has involved Lake Trout. These fish were stocked from 1965 through 2006, but have never been highly abundant. A study researching the genetics of Lake Trout indicated that the stocking program may be hurting the native population's ability to reproduce successfully, so stocking was discontinued to see if there was a self-sustaining population present in Little Trout. Lake Trout numbers have declined since then.

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

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Little Trout Lake...
O'Leary Lake 1.5 mi 202 52 ft
Sand Point Lake 2.4 mi 8,527 184 ft
Lucille Lake 3.2 mi 131 19 ft
Mukooda Lake 4.5 mi 774 78 ft
Johnson Lake 5.0 mi 1,736 88 ft
Spring Lake 5.3 mi 219 60 ft
Tooth Lake 5.5 mi 59 43 ft
Namakan Lake 6.3 mi 24,066 150 ft
Net Lake 6.4 mi 79 18 ft
Little Johnson Lake 7.3 mi 566 28 ft
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