Gervais Lake


This lake is located north of Highway 36 between Edgerton Street and Arcade Street. 

Species Present:

Walleye: average abundance, average size
Northern Pike: average abundance, above average size
Largemouth Bass: average abundance, smaller than average size
Bluegill: above average abundance, average size
Crappie: lower than average abundance, smaller than average size
Hybrid Muskie: average abundance, average size
Bullhead species: low abundance, small average size
Yellow Perch: above average abundance, average size

Boat Access:

This lake is accessed by traveling a navigable channel from Spoon Lake just south and west of Gervais. This lake has a surface water use regulation. See rules posted at the access. 

Shore Fishing:

There is a fishing pier and additional public shoreline at the public beach located at the southwest corner of the lake off Edgerton Street. 

Management Plans:

  1. Fisheries standard lake survey in 2020.
  2. Stock 59 pounds of Walleye fingerlings annually.
  3. Stock 234 hybrid Muskie fingerlings (Tiger Muskie) in odd numbered years.
  4. Encourage commercial fishing of Common Carp by commercial fishing license holders.

Aquatic Invasive Species Alert:

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


Fishing on this lake can be very good but anglers need to be aware that it is a very popular lake with recreational boaters. Gervais Lake is part of the Phalen Chain of Lakes and fish are able to move freely throughout this system. Tiger Muskie are stocked in Gervais and anglers have been successful targeting this species. The last DNR Fisheries survey in 2020 found above average abundance of Northern Pike and average numbers of Bluegill Sunfish and Walleye.

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