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Carlson Lake

Location: Eagan, Carlson Park, Carlson Lake Lane and Svensk Lane

Species present: Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Walleye, Bullhead

Depth: 19 feet

Size: 11 acres

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

Wheelchair access: Poor

MTC bus: None nearby

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: No

Parking: Fair

Picnic: No

Grills: No

Playground: Yes

Other activities: Shore fishing structure, walking path

Agency: City of Eagan, Parks and Recreation Department This link leads to an external site. (651) 675-5500

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Carlson

Comments: Carlson Lake has a history of nice-sized panfish, Largemouth Bass and Walleye. The fishing pier on the east side of the lake provides great fishing opportunities to target gamefish. The lake is has steep shorlines and it is easy to reach deep water when fishing from shore. 


2012 Lake Survey Results:

Location and Date Species Abundance Average Length (in) Maximum Length (in)
Carlson (Quigley) Black Crappie low 7.4 8.3
(Dakota) Bluegill med 5.8 7.6
7/30/2012 Walleye low 11.0 11.0
  Hybrid Sunfish low 4.5 5.1
  Largemouth Bass low 13.6 16.3
  Black Bullhead low 9.6 9.6

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