Shields Lake

Location:

Shields Lake is located 1 mile south of Forest Lake in the City of Forest Lake. 

Species Present:

Walleye: Low abundance.
Northern Pike:average abundance, average size.
Largemouth Bass: low abundance, average size.
Bluegill: Average abundance, average size.
Crappie: Above average abundance, small size.

 

Boat Access:

Access to this lake is limited to carry-in boats. The city owned access is located at the northeast corner of the lake off Imperial Ave., south of highway 97. 

Shore Angling:

Shore angling is limited to the city-owned property at the northeast corner of the lake. A fishing pier is located at this site. 

Management Plans:

  1. Monitor winter oxygen levels as needed, with operation of aeration system by city when necessary.
  2. Continue operation of fish barrier on the outlet by the local watershed district. 

Comments:

Fishing opportunities are limited on this small lake, but fishing can be good for short periods. Walleyes and larger Bluegill have been the main attractions for anglers on this lake. 

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