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:

 

  • County Park: Public access to Bald Eagle is located within Bald Eagle-Otter Lake Regional Park operated by Ramsey County. Travel north of White Bear Lake on Highway 61 to 120th street (north county line). Turn left at the stoplight, then another left on the west frontage road to 61. The access is about one-half mile south of 120th street.
  • Bobbers Bait: this is a private facility located at the north end of the lake. To reach this facility, travel west from Highway 61 on 120th street and follow the lakeshore around until you reach the site. This facility also rents boats.

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 48 inches. No winter spearing is allowed on this lake.


Management Plans:

 

  1. Re-survey in 2012.
  2. Stock 1502 pounds of walleye fingerlings (2 lbs/littoral acre) in even numbered years.
  3. Stock 1,208 muskellunge fingerlings (1 per acre) in even numbered years.

NOTICE:

Tagged muskie in this lake. See East Metro Home Page

Exotic Species Alert:


This lake contains Eurasian water milfoil. 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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