Are you looking for a nice fishing lake that is less than a couple of hours from Minneapolis? Consider Knife Lake in Mora Minnesota, Kanabec County. This shallow lake is about 1200 acres of water, with a maximum depth of 15 feet. The dominant substrate is sand. The entire lake is classified as littoral, and the water is a bit murky, with a clarity of only four feet. This makes for great daytime fishing for walleyes, but motor noise might spook them simply because the lake is so shallow.
If you are looking for a great Minnesota walleye lake, put Knife lake homes in Mora MN on top of your list. According to the DNR, gill net studies showed a very high content of walleye, at a much heavier average weight. This Mora MN lake in Kanabec Couny is not hard to fish, and the lake homes on Knife Lake are affordable.
One problem is that the inventory of Knife Lake cabins is very limited. If you see an image for a lakeshore listing below, you better be all over it just like chickens on a junebug.
Here are some Knife Lake homes recently listed on the Northstar MN MLS (as available)
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Yes, they are affordable indeed. Of the 18 homes on Knife Lake currently for sale, all of them are under 400K! A house at $399K will be loaded up with everything you need, including over half an acre of land, and over 250 feet of prime Kanabec County MN lakeshore. If you don’t sit on your hands, you might be able to grab a huge Knife Lake home foreclosure with six acres, and is listed 100K below appraisal. In fact, you should call right now, because, contrary to the doom and gloom media, foreclosure listings are starting to dwindle.