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Pike Lake

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

How big is Pike Lake?
Pike Lake is approximately 488 sq acres (2.0 sq km) in size with 5 miles (7.9 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Pike Lake?
Pike Lake is approximately 60 feet (18.3 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 26 feet (7.8 m).

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

Other fish species in the lake include Bluntnose Minnow, Common Shiner, Green Sunfish, Johnny Darter and White Sucker.

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

What are the closest cities to Pike Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Hermantown, MN, Rice Lake, MN and Proctor, MN.

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

Explore the Pike Lake area in a RV
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What aquatic invasive species are found in Pike Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Pike Lake including zebra mussel.

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

Pike is a 494 acre lake with 135 (27%) acres of littoral area and a maximum depth of 62 feet. The lake is located just north of Hermantown, MN and has a township administered, concrete, back-in access located off County Road #13. Walleye fry have been stocked in even years from 1982 through 2014. Pike Lake was last assessed in 2009. Pike Lake was surveyed during the summer of 2014 to update information about fish populations.

Walleye abundance of 15.8 per gillnet lift was up from 2009 (13.0) and was above average compared to other Minnesota lakes of similar type. Historically, Walleye abundance has ranged from 4.7 to 22.7 per gillnet lift. Walleye average length was 12.7 inches and growth was below average when compared to other Duluth Area lakes. Natural reproduction appears limited as 99% of the Walleye captured were aged to stocked year-classes. A very strong 2010 year-class is evident, as 85% of the Walleye sampled were age-4.

A total of 34 Largemouth Bass were sampled with electrofishing equipment. The catch rate of Largemouth Bass was 35.2 fish per hour of electrofishing on-time and was down from 2009 (67.7 per hour). Largemouth Bass average length was 11.3 inches and growth was average compared to other Duluth Area lakes. Recruitment was consistent with all year-classes from 2005 through 2011 represented.

Northern Pike abundance of 0.6 per gillnet lift was up from 2009 (0.2) and below average compared to other Minnesota lakes of similar type. Historically, the Northern Pike CPUE has been relatively low in Pike Lake and has ranged from 0.2 to 7.0. Average length was 28.7 inches but too few individuals were sampled to evaluate stock density or growth. All year-classes from 1999 to 2003 were represented. Recruitment was sporadic with only one year-class present (2010).

Black Crappie abundance of 0.0 per trapnet lift was down from 2009 (0.6) and was below average when compared to other Minnesota lakes of similar type. Historically, Black Crappie trapnet CPUE has been low on Pike Lake and has ranged from 0.0 to 0.7. Two Black Crappies were captured in the gillnets for an abundance of 0.2 per gillnet lift. Black Crappie mean length was 7.9 inches, but too few individuals were captured to evaluate stock density or growth.

Bluegill abundance of 1.7 per trapnet lift was down from 2009 (6.4) and below average when compared to other Minnesota lakes of similar type. Bluegill trapnet abundance has been highly variable in Pike Lake, ranging from 1.5 to 25.2. Average length of sampled Bluegills was 5.9 inches.

Yellow Perch abundance of 2.0 per gillnet lift was down sharply from 2009 (51.1) and was below average compared to other Minnesota lakes of similar type. This catch represents a historic low for Pike Lake dating back to 1950 over twelve investigations. Average length of Yellow Perch was 6.4 inches.

Rock Bass trapnet abundance of 10.2 was up from 2009 (6.0) and well above average compared to other Minnesota lakes of similar type. Average length was 5.8 inches. Rock Bass trapnet abundance has been steadily increasing over the last five assessments dating back to 1989.

Other fish species sampled include Pumpkinseed Sunfish and White Sucker.

A local resident discovered zebra mussels in Pike Lake during the summer of 2009 and they have since become well established. The varied sizes of the mussels found in 2009 indicated they had been present in the lake for at least two years. Zebra mussels are a nonnative invasive species that pose serious ecological and economic threats to Minnesota's lakes and streams. Heavy infestations can kill native mussels, harm fisheries, litter beaches with sharp shells, clog water intakes, and damage boat motors. The DNR has designated the lake as infested waters and posted signs to notify those using the public water access. Designation of the lake prohibits the transport of water and harvest of bait from the lake.

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

Are there any state parks near Pike Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 3 state parks in the vacinity of Pike Lake.

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

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Pike Lake...
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Mud Lake 2.3 mi 51 20 ft
Horseshoe Lake 4.0 mi 97 13 ft
Horseshoe Lake 4.0 mi 97 13 ft
Horseshoe Lake 4.0 mi 68 18 ft
Grand Lake 4.8 mi 1,659 24 ft
Little Grand Lake 5.1 mi 65 10 ft
Little Grand Lake (Baby Grand) 5.4 mi 71 8 ft
Fish Lake Flowage 5.5 mi 2,880 36 ft
Little Grand Lake 5.5 mi 176 58 ft
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