Wirth Lake

Location: Minneapolis, Theodore Wirth Park, Highway 55 and Wirth Parkway

Species present: Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth BassNorthern Pike, Walleye

Wirth Lake.

Depth: 25 feet

Size: 40 acres

Recent fish stocking

Lake Map: PDF Map This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Wheelchair access: Excellent.

MTC bus: Route 9

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: Yes

Parking: Excellent

Picnic: Yes

Grills: No

Playground: Yes

Other activities: Picnic tables, swimming beach, walking path,

Agency: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board This link leads to an external site. 612-230-6400

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Wirth

Local Live Bait Stores

Comments: Wirth Lake is conveniently located near many neighborhoods, making fishing a readily available pastime for surrounding youth. The pier on the east side of the lake provides opportunities to catch many of the game fish present in Wirth Lake.  Although shoreline fishing access is not available around the entire lake, there are great spots along the shore just north of the pier.

More information about Wirth Lake

2012 Preliminary Lake Survey Results:

Location and Date Species Abundance Average Length (in) Maximum Length (in)
Wirth Black Crappie low 6.8 7.1
(Hennepin) Bluegill high 5.3 6.6
08/27/2012 Brown Bullhead medium 13.1 13.4
  Largemouth Bass high 9.0 9.0
  Northern Pike medium 24.2 25.4
  Pumpkinseed high 4.9 5.5
 

Yellow Bullhead

low 10.6 10.6
  Yellow Perch medium 6.4 6.8