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Birch Lake

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

How big is Birch Lake?
Birch Lake is approximately 100 sq acres (0.4 sq km) in size with 2 miles (3.2 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Birch Lake?
Birch Lake is approximately 52 feet (15.9 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 16 feet (4.8 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Birch 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, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Birch Lake.

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

What are the closest cities to Birch Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Monticello, MN, Silver Creek, MN and Becker, MN.

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

Explore the Birch Lake area in a RV
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What aquatic invasive species are found in Birch Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Birch Lake including Eurasian watermilfoil.

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

Birch Lake is a 76 acre lake located in north central Wright County with a maximum depth of 52 feet. Dissolved oxygen was present to 17 feet in mid-July. The secchi depth was 11.0 feet. The aquatic plant community was diverse with 17 submersed species, some of which grew to a depth of 18 feet. Northern milfoil, flatstem pondweed, Elodea and coontail were common or abundant. The lake is managed for naturally occurring species.

This was the first survey since 1989.

Eighty largemouth bass were taken in slightly less than one hour of electrofishing during the evening of 5/4/09. The catch rate of 82.4 fish per hour was greater than average for Wright County lakes. Anglers can expect good fishing for smaller sized largemouth. Largemouth bass grew slowly so it is important to release a portion of the catch.

Northern pike were abundant and the catch was above the normal range for lakes like Birch Lake. Birch Lake fits a recognizable pattern, i.e. a clear-water lake with abundant vegetation where small northern pike, largemouth bass and sunfish are abundant and perch and crappies are not. Anglers can expect good fishing for small northern pike which will average 18 inches and about one and a half pounds. Northern pike growth was similar to statewide averages. Female northern pike reached 23 inches in four years, whereas males reached 21.5 inches in the same length of time. Two percent of northern pike were longer than 24 inches.

The trap net catch of bluegill was similar to 1989 and within the range of expected values. Bluegill ranged from 4 to 7 inches and averaged 0.12 pounds. Growth was slower than statewide averages. Bluegill grew to length of six inches in seven years.

No black crappies were taken in trap nets. Gill net catches were low continuing a pattern since 1983. Black crappie grew at a rate close to the statewide average and grew to a length of eight inches in four years.

No yellow perch were collected by any gear. Blacknose shiners and banded killifish, sensitive species, were sampled by shoreline seining. Other fish collected in 2009 were black, brown and yellow bullheads, common carp, and pumpkinseed sunfish.

What is the average air temp for Birch Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Birch 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 26°F (-3°C) to a low around 6°F (-14°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.

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Long Lake 1.8 mi 96 35 ft
Mud Lake 2.1 mi 33 37 ft
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First Lake 2.3 mi 17 37 ft
Black Lake 2.5 mi 97 50 ft
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