Lake Augusta

Wright County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Augusta, MN

How big is Lake Augusta?
Lake Augusta is approximately 187 sq acres (0.8 sq km) in size with 5 miles (7.7 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Lake Augusta?
Lake Augusta is approximately 82 feet (25.0 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 25 feet (7.6 m).

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

Other fish species in the lake include Banded Killifish, Blacknose Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Brook Silverside, Cisco (Tullibee), Golden Shiner, Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Johnny Darter, Shorthead Redhorse and White Sucker.

Are there places to stay in the Lake Augusta 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! Lake Augusta 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 Lake Augusta?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

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What aquatic invasive species are found in Lake Augusta?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Lake Augusta including Eurasian watermilfoil and 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

Lake Augusta is a 177 acre lake located along the Clearwater River in Wright County. Lake Augusta can be accessed from Clearwater Lake which has two public boat accesses on its west side. In 2014, water clarity ranged from 4 to 9.5 feet in mid to late summer. Oxygen was adequate for sport fish to a depth of 18 feet. Lake Augusta has a moderate diversity of aquatic plants growing in sparse beds around the lake out to a depth of 14 feet. Eurasian water milfoil and curly leaf pondweed (both invasive aquatic species) are found in moderate abundance throughout the lake, so the potential for spreading these species into and out of the lake is high. Anglers and boaters should take extra precautions to prevent the further spread of all invasive species.

The day time electrofishing catch rate of Largemouth Bass in 2014 (25/ hour) was lower than the average value for Montrose Area lakes, (38/hour) but higher than the night time rate observed in 2005 (16/hour). Largemouth Bass ranged in length from 11.1 to 18.5 inches with an average length of 14.6 inches. The size structure of the Largemouth Bass population in Augusta is well balanced and the fish are in good condition. Of the catchable size Largemouth Bass, 89% were greater than 12 inches and 46% were greater than 15 inches. The Largemouth Bass population in adjacent Clearwater Lake has a reputation for quality fishing and anglers can expect good fishing for largemouth in Augusta as well.

The Northern Pike gill net catch in 2014 was lower than that observed in 2005 but remained above average compared to similar lakes. Northern Pike abundance has decreased since 2005, although the average size has improved. The Northern Pike sampled in 2014 ranged in length from 17.4 to 33.0 inches and averaged 23.2 inches and 2.7 pounds. Forty three percent of Northern Pike sampled were longer than 24 inches.

The Walleye gill net catch increased from 2005 and was near the average for similar lakes. Walleye ranged in length from 15.4 to 29.1 inches and averaged 20.6 inches and 2.6 pounds. No Walleye are stocked in Lake Augusta, but fish likely move into the lake from adjoining Clearwater Lake. After several years of successful Walleye stocking in Clearwater Lake it appears that Walleye have become more abundant in Lake Augusta as well.

Bluegill was the dominant species sampled with trap nets however, the catch rate was below the expected range for lakes similar to Augusta and the lowest recorded since 1979. Bluegill ranged in length from 3.2 inches to 8.3 inches with a mean length of 6.5 inches. The size structure of Bluegill in Augusta was good as 48% of the fish sampled were longer than 7 inches.

The catch of Black Crappie was similar to 2005 and within the range of expected values. Black Crappies ranged in length from 4.2 to 11.2 inches with an average length of 9.0 inches. Sixty nine percent of the Black Crappie sampled were longer than 9 inches.

Other species sampled included: Bowfin (dogfish), Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Golden Shiner, Hybrid and Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Tullibee (Cisco), Rock Bass, White Sucker, Yellow Bullhead, and Yellow Perch.

The protection of water quality and habitat is critical in maintaining and improving fish and wildlife populations. Unfortunately, human activities often negatively impact our lakes. Fertilized turf grass lawns and failing septic systems along with the removal of shoreline and aquatic vegetation, mowing to the shore, and installing sand blanket beaches result in destabilized shorelines, uncontrolled erosion, and increased run off, contributing excess nutrients and sediment to the lake and degrading water quality and habitat. By understanding the cumulative impacts of our actions and taking steps to avoid or minimize them, we can help insure that our water resources can be enjoyed into the future.

What is the average air temp for Lake Augusta?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Lake Augusta? 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 55°F (13°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.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
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Clearwater Lake 2.5 mi 3,158 73 ft
Pleasant Lake 2.8 mi 597 74 ft
Lake John 2.9 mi 397 28 ft
Marie Lake 2.9 mi 146 36 ft
Grass Lake 3.4 mi 71 35 ft
Bass Lake 3.5 mi 222 34 ft
East Lake Sylvia 3.7 mi 669 78 ft
Louisa Lake 4.0 mi 189 44 ft
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