East Metro Area Fisheries

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Bald Eagle Lake

Location:

Bald Eagle Lake is located just north of the City of White Bear Lake west of the intersection of Highway 61 and County Road J.

 

Species Present:

Walleye: above average abundance, average size with some larger fish present
Northern Pike: average abundance, average size
Largemouth bass: average abundance, variety of sizes present, including some lunkers
Bluegill: above average abundance, average size
Crappie: average abundance, smaller than average size but some larger fish present
Muskellunge: average abundance, average size
Bullhead species: lower than average abundance, larger than average size
Yellow Perch: low abundance, small average size

 

Boat Access:

 

 

Shore Fishing:

The only shore fishing on this lake is from the fishing pier located south and east of the boat ramp. Parking for the pier is just south of the entrance to the boat ramp entrance road.

 

Special Regulation:

Harvest of Muskellunge is limited to fish larger than 54 inches. No winter spearing is allowed on this lake.

 

Management Plans:

 

  1. Fisheries standard lake survey in 2018.
  2. Fisheries targeted lake survey in 2020 (Gillnet and Electrofishing).
  3. Spring Muskellunge ice-out trap net survey in 2019 and 2020.
  4. Stock 751 pounds of Walleye fingerlings annually.
  5. Stock 1,047 Muskellunge fingerlings in even numbered years.

NOTICE:

Tagged Muskie in this lake. See East Metro home page

 

Aquatic Invasive Species Alert:

This lake contains Eurasian watermilfoil and flowering rush. Remove all visible plant material from your boat, trailer and other boating accessories before leaving the lake.

 

Comments:

Bald Eagle has been the most popular Muskie lake in the east metro area. The boat access parking lot is often full on weekends. Walleye and Largemouth Bass fishing can also be good. Panfish angling is very popular in the winter on this lake.

 

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