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Bertram Lake

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


How big is Bertram Lake?
Bertram Lake is approximately 111 sq acres (0.4 sq km) in size with 2 miles (2.9 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Bertram Lake?
Bertram Lake is approximately 44 feet (13.4 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 18 feet (5.5 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Bertram Lake?
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, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Bertram Lake.

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



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

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History & Status of the Fishery

Bertram Lake is a small (100 acre) lake in Wright County near the town of Monticello. It has a maximum depth of 44 feet and a large watershed dominated by agriculture and forest. A small public access is located on the south side of the lake, but only electric motors are allowed. A summer camp is located north of the lake with a swim beach along shore; the rest of the lake shore is undeveloped. The land around the lake is being purchased by Wright County and the City of Monticello to use as a park. This is the first survey since 1984.

Aquatic vegetation was sparse and shallow and no invasive species were found. Aquatic plants grew to a maximum depth of only 3.0 feet, although water clarity was 8.0 feet in June and remained clear throughout the summer. Yellow waterlily and cattail surrounded much of the lake.

Northern Pike numbers were within the range of expected values for lakes similar to Bertram, but pike size was small. Average length and weight were 19.4 inches and 1.4 pounds and lengths ranged from 11.9 to 25.2 inches. Only two fish were longer than 24 inches.

Largemouth Bass were sampled by daytime boat electrofishing at the end of May, covering the entire shoreline. The catch rate was well below the Montrose Area average and no smaller bass were caught. Largemouth Bass ranged in length from 15.6 to 19.1 inches. Results were probably lowered by very clear, shallow water and plenty of sunshine. Many fish were seen avoiding the boat; sampling at night would likely increase the catch.

Bluegill were the most abundant species in the survey, but the catch rate was still within the expected range of values. Bluegill were small, ranging from 3.0 to 7.5 inches long and averaged 3.9 inches and less than 0.1 pounds. The Black Crappie catch rate was low, but within the expected range of values. Crappies ranged from 5.0 to 12.4 inches long and averaged 8.5 inches and 0.4 pounds.

Other species caught in low numbers included: Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Pumpkinseed, and Yellow Bullhead. The low number of bullheads (7 total) was surprising for the area. Yellow Perch were sampled in average numbers in 1984, but were absent in the 2014 survey.


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

Bertram Lake Reviews
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bryce l.
Silver Creek, MN
3 star rating
This is a amazing black crappie lake, it gets over fished for crappie though. Please be considerate of the crappies. There are lots of little blue gills and sunnies. There are plenty of carp and small mouth bass to.
Reviewed Jan 23, 2020

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