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Wynne Lake

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


How big is Wynne Lake?
Wynne Lake is approximately 278 sq acres (1.1 sq km) in size with 6 miles (10.1 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Wynne Lake?
Wynne Lake is approximately 52 feet (15.9 m) at its deepest point.

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

Other fish species in the lake include Cisco (Tullibee), Common Shiner, Emerald Shiner, Finescale Dace, Golden Shiner, Iowa Darter, Johnny Darter, Logperch, Shorthead Redhorse, Spottail Shiner and White Sucker.



What are the closest cities to Wynne Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Biwabik, MN, Aurora, MN and Hoyt Lakes, MN.

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

Explore the Wynne 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.

LUXURY Camper Van - 2022 Ford Transit. All amenities & mileage included.
LUXURY Camper Van - 2022 Ford Transit. All amenities & mileage included.
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Eveleth, MN
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2022 Crossroads RV Zinger
2022 Crossroads RV Zinger
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Hibbing, MN
$150/nightMORE
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Bunk House Bonanza
28 ftSleeps 9
Duluth, MN
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2016 Flagstaff Super Lite
2016 Flagstaff Super Lite
27 ftSleeps 4
Tower, MN
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History & Status of the Fishery

Wynne Lake is a 278 acre lake located just northwest of the city of Biwabik. It is accessed by a ramp on the north end of the lake. It has a maximum depth of 52 feet and dark brown water. in August 2016, oxygen levels were adequate for fish to a depth of 27 feet. Wynne Lake is relatively developed with year round and seasonal homes although many are set back from the lake shore with good natural riparian buffers. Lake bottom substrates along the shoreline are boulder/rubble, sand and gravel. Due to the riverine nature of Wynne Lake, the shoreline drops off quite quickly to deep water in much of the lake. Vegetation is fairly sparse and only grows in some of the shallowest areas of a few bays. The Embarrass River enters the lake on the north end and empties out the southwest corner. Fish may move between Wynne and Sabin Lake (upstream) through a narrows that is navigable by boat except in low flow periods. This standard survey consisted of gillnet and trapnet sets. This is the ninth fisheries investigation on Wynne Lake, the first dates back to 1973. Fish species sampled in gill nets were walleye, cisco, white sucker, northern pike, yellow perch, rock bass, and black crappie. Additional fish species sampled in trap nets were bluegill, yellow bullhead, and shorthead redhorse. During the 2016 survey, 19 walleye were sampled in gill nets for a catch rate of 2.1 fish/net, which was low compared to other similar lakes but average for Wynne Lake. Walleye lengths ranged from 7 to 27 inches with an average just shy of 12 inches. The average weight per fish was 1 pound. Walleye growth was extremely slow compared to other lakes in the area. The average four year old walleye was just under 12 inches long. Ages ranged from 1 to 14 but nearly 90% of the fish were four years old or younger. Walleye have not been stocked in Wynne Lake since 1989. The northern pike gillnet catch was 0.7 fish/net which was tied for the lowest on record for the lake. Lengths ranged from 18 to 22 inches with an average of 20 inches. The average weight was just under two pounds. Four black crappie were sampled, two in gill nets and two in trap nets. Lengths from all four fish ranged from to 5 to 12 inches. Three of the fish were larger than 9.5 inches. Seven bluegill were sampled for a trapnet catch rate of 0.8 fish/net which was low compared to other similar lakes. Sizes were good however, with a range from just under 7 to just over 8 inches. The average weight was nearly a half a pound. Cisco numbers in 2016 (1.1 fish/gill net) were on par with most of the previous surveys. Fish were small with an average weight of 1/10 of a pound and lengths ranging from 6 to 11 inches. Other species sampled but in low numbers were yellow perch, white sucker, rock bass, shorthead redhorse, and yellow bullhead. Some yellow perch were infested with yellow grub, but all the rest of the fish species appeared relatively clean. Thirteen Rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus), an invasive species, were sampled for the first time in Wynne Lake.


What is the average air temp for Wynne Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Wynne 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 32°F (0°C) to a low around 12°F (-11°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 Wynne Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Wynne Lake.

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

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
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DISTANCE ACRES MAX DEPTH
Sabin Lake (Embarrass Mine) 1.7 mi 156 465 ft
Sabin Lake 1.8 mi 314 40 ft
Embarrass Lake 3.0 mi 463 19 ft
St James Pit 3.1 mi 105 381 ft
Canton Pit 3.5 mi 166 286 ft
Cedar Lake 4.7 mi 32 51 ft
Hay Lake 5.1 mi 75 5 ft
Cedar Island Lake 5.2 mi 205 20 ft
Whitewater Lake 6.7 mi 1,212 73 ft
Colby Lake 7.0 mi 518 30 ft
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