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West Two Rivers Reservoir

St. Louis County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About West Two Rivers Reservoir, MN

How big is West Two Rivers Reservoir?
West Two Rivers Reservoir is approximately 967 sq acres (3.9 sq km) in size with 31 miles (49.6 km) of shoreline.

How deep is West Two Rivers Reservoir?
West Two Rivers Reservoir is approximately 27 feet (8.2 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in West Two Rivers Reservoir?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Brown Bullhead, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed and Yellow Perch in West Two Rivers Reservoir.

Other fish species in the lake include Golden Shiner, Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish and White Sucker.

What are the closest cities to West Two Rivers Reservoir?
Nearby cities and towns include Mountain Iron, MN, Buhl, MN and Eveleth, MN.

Are there places to stay in the West Two Rivers Reservoir 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! West Two Rivers Reservoir 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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What are the best fishing times for West Two Rivers Reservoir?
Today for West Two Rivers Reservoir, fishing looks to be extremely active with peak fishing times around 7-9 am and 3-4 pm and 7-9 pm. (view forecast graph)

For more best fishing times and fishing forecast vist our West Two Rivers Reservoir Fishing Forecasts section. Lake-Link Pro users can acess fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and dial into species specific data.

Are there places to eat and drink near West Two Rivers Reservoir?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

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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.

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History & Status of the Fishery

The West Two Rivers Reservoir (WTRR) is located two miles south of the town of Mountain Iron with its access via a concrete ramp on the northwest shore at the end of Co Rd 761. This 713 acre reservoir has a maximum depth of 27.0 feet and the water color at the time of the survey was green with an algae bloom. On June 17, 2013 the reservoir was thermally stratified with a surface temperature of 67F, and 50F at a depth of 19.0 feet. Adequate oxygen for fish was present to a depth of 13.5 feet. The overall gillnet catch rate for all fish combined was 68.3 fish/net, which is lower than the historic average of 108.4 fish/net. The overall trapnet catch rate for all fish combined was 135.7 fish/net, which is very close to the historic average. Black and brown bullheads made up 71% of the gillnet and 91% of the trapnet catches. The main gamefish sampled were northern pike and panfish. The northern pike gillnet catch rate was 5.5 fish/net which is better than half of other similar lakes throughout the state. The average weight was quite impressive at 4.3 lbs/fish. Average length was 25.0 inches which is the second highest on record for the reservoir. Lengths ranged from 13.0 to 39.0 inches with this survey capturing the largest pike specimen ever recorded on the lake. Growth was average when compared to other pike lakes in the Tower Fisheries Management Area. Ages ranged from 1 to 10 years old. Of 33 pike examined for diseases and parasites, 12 (36%) were infested with neascus (black spot). Forty seven black crappie were captured for a catch rate of 5.3 fish/trap net which is better than half of other similar lakes throughout the state. The average weight was 0.4 lb/fish and the average length was 8.0 inches which is the highest on record. Lengths ranged from 5.0 to 13.0 inches. Growth rates seem quite good when compared to other crappie lakes in the Tower Area. Ages ranged from 2 to 8 years old. No diseases or parasites were detected on any of the sampled black crappie. The yellow perch gillnet catch rate was 3.2 fish/net which is slightly below the lakes historical average. Average weight was 0.1 lb/fish which was somewhat small when compared to other similar lakes throughout the state. Lengths ranged from 6.0 to 8.0 inches with an average of 6.5 inches. Black bullhead gillnet and trapnet catches dominated both gear types and were extremely high when compared to other similar lakes throughout the state. Historically both of these catch rates have been quite high with an average gillnet catch rate of 72.5 fish/net and trapnet catch rate of 91.9 fish/net. Lengths ranged from 4.0 to 11.5 inches with an average of 7.5 inches. The brown bullhead catches were also fairly substantial: 5.3 fish/gill net and 22.7 fish/trap net. Lengths from the trap net caught fish ranged from 4.0 to 12.0 inches with an average of 10.0 inches, showing a very slight increase in sizes through time. Additional fish species sampled in trap nets included pumpkinseed, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, and golden shiner.

What is the average air temp for West Two Rivers Reservoir?
Looking forward to your next adventure at West Two Rivers Reservoir? 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 53°F (12°C) to a low around 32°F (0°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 West Two Rivers Reservoir?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of West Two Rivers Reservoir.

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

West Two Rivers Reservoir Reviews
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john h.
Chisholm, MN
4 star rating
This lake has very activate Northern pike action. Fish the drop offs and find where the fish are, and buckle your seat in because your in for a ride. We caught nearly 50 fish on our first time on the lake. Once we found the depth were they were we locked in and hammered them. Average size 26" 5lbs biggest 33" 8lbs. Although we were hooked into some bigger ones that got away a few times. I like this lake because I can go out and catch fish everytime.
Reviewed Jul 12, 2020

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