Grove Lake is a lake of 376 is located in Pope County near Glenwood. It has a maximum depth of 31 feet and water clarity of 18 feet which very good. There is a nearly 12 acre property with 150 feet of level lakeshore for sale for $205,000. And, it isn't just a bare lot. There is a nice 2 bedroom home with an attached garage. View a flyer for this property here.
The fish community in Grove Lake is typical of small, densely vegetated lakes in west-central Minnesota. Northern pike, largemouth bass, and sunfish provide ample fishing opportunities. The average size of northern pike is small, averaging about 18.5 inches in length and 1.4 pounds. The bluegill population is exceptional. About 80% of the fish captured in trap nets were 6 inches in length or greater and 17% exceeded 8 inches. The size structure of the largemouth bass population is relatively good. Over one-half of the fish captured were 12 inches in length and 11% exceeded 15 inches.
Walleye should be considered a bonus fishery. Gill net catches averaged 3.2 fish/net, which is within the normal range for this type of lake. Most of the fish captured were less than 19 inches in length. Average weight of fish captured was slightly over one pound. Walleye stocking efforts have failed to provide a relatively good and consistent fishery.