Trolling Lake Calhoun with a fishing rod and an earnest money check.

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Once known as Lake of the Loons, Calhoun boasts a clarity of 15.0 feet. Although the lake is 401 acres, and boasts a maximum depth of 82 feet, only electric trolling motors are allowed here.

Don’t let the proximity of downtown to this lake make you think this is not much of a fishing lake. In fact, in the 1990’s, a Calhoun fisherman held the state record for the largest tiger muskie caught, weighing a healthy thirty three pounds! The good news is that the DNR still stocks this lake, and water quality improvement efforts continue. The lake has more structure, like irregular weedlines, drop offs, submerged islands, holes, and rocks, than other Twin Cities lakes. Muskies are hot in this lake in late summer if you try fishing from weedlines to a depth of twenty feet.

Tin Fish restaurant at Calhoun.
Tin Fish Restaurant on east side of Lake Calhoun. This photo was taken at dusk/almost night conditions with a Kodak CX7430.

If you want to get walleyes, wait till it starts to get dark and try leeches, worms, or shiners with a slip bobber at a depth of 10-20 feet. If you want sunnies or crappies, they can be found just about anywhere.

minneapolis skyline over lake calhoun

Homes on Lake Calhoun.

Although it is not possible to buy a MN lake home here with actual lakefront property, some of the most prestigious mansions with the best Minneapolis lake views are found here, especially on Calhoun Parkway. But selection is always very limited, and would-be home buyers need to be decisive to take advantage of opportunities. Right now there are only four homes with Calhoun lake views for sale right now, at an average asking price of $998250 and an average square footage of 2608 finished off. If you are lucky enough to land one of these charmers, you can jog, ride, or rollerblade around the great paved trail sytem all summer long. Lake Calhoun is your Minneapolis lake for fishing, sailing, or windsurfing!

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