Ice Fishing in Alexandria, Minnesota

Ice Fishing in Alexandria, Minnesota
Alexandria in Douglas County, Minnesota, abounds with recreational activities year-round, including fishing during the winter months. Ice fishing is a popular activity in the area as the state estimates about 30 percent of its annual fish harvest comes from frozen waters. Numerous lakes in Alexandria offer productive ice fishing during winter.
 

Lake Le Homme Dieu

Lake Le Homme Dieu spans 1,744 acres with a maximum depth of 85 feet. It is on the northeast of Alexandria and has game fish species of black crappie, largemouth bass, bluegill and northern pike. The lake is open for ice fishing during the winter months. Panfishing is popular during both open water and ice fishing seasons. Tournaments are common year-round at the lake and an annual ice fishing challenge also is held every February.

Lake Le Homme Dieu
Alexandria, MN
320-634-4573
dnr.state.mn.us

 
 

Lake Miltona

Lake Miltona is in Leaf Valley, north of Alexandria. It has 5,838 acres of diverse fish habitat with a maximum depth that exceeds 100 feet. Ice fishing during the months of December, January and February are excellent for walleye, crappie, northern pike, and panfish. Other fish species at Lake Miltona include largemouth and smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and bluegill.

Lake Miltona
Leaf Valley, MN
320-634-4573
dnr.state.mn.us

Lake Carlos

Lake Carlos is the largest and deepest lake in the Alexandria Chain of Lakes, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. It spans 2, 520 acres and has a maximum depth of 163 feet. The lake supports fishing year round and has a diverse game fish population including largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegill, and black crappie. The Lake Carlos State Parks hosts events such as Take-a-Kid Ice Fishing Clinic during winter months. Anglers can expect to catch sunfish, crappies and walleye during the winter months.

Lake Carlos
Carlos, MN
320-634-4573
dnr.state.mn.us

 

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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