George Lake


Lake George is located north of the City of Anoka in Oak Grove.

Species Present:

Walleye: low abundance; larger than average size.
Northern Pike: above average abundance, average size but some larger pike are present.
Largemouth Bass: average abundance, all sizes present including some real trophies.
Bluegill: above average abundance, small average size.
Crappie: average abundance, average size.


Boat Access:

The boat access is located within the George Lake Regional Park operated by Anoka County. There is a fee to enter the park, but no fee to use the boat launch. To reach the park entrance, travel north from U.S. 10 on Anoka County Road 9 (Round Lake Blvd./Lake George Blvd.)


Shore Fishing:

There is public shoreline within the regional park, but the water is very shallow and clear. Anglers often fish off the jetties at the boat access.


Management Plans:

  1. Population assessment in 2014. Re-survey in 2020
  2. Stock 782,000 walleye fry (2,000/lit. acre)in odd numbered years.


Exotic Species Alert:

This lake contains Eurasian water milfoil. Remove any visible plants from your boat, trailer, or other boating equipment before leaving the lake.



Lake George has long had a well deserved reputation as a good bass lake. Good water quality and abundant cover provide great opportunities for bass anglers. Sunfish are common, but small. Northern pike are abundant, but an occasional larger pike are encountered by anglers. The abundance of shallow, sandy shoreline and clear water would make this a good choice for those anglers who like to spear from a darkhouse in the winter.


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