Alexandria Chain of Lakes


The Alexandria Chain of Lakes are located in Alexandria, Minnesota and they are very popular among boaters and anglers.  Numerous lakes are connected to the chain, but the main five are Lake Carlos, Lake Le Homme Dieu, Lake Darling, Lake Geneva, and Lake Victoria.  Some of the smaller lakes are not navigable with larger boats, so break out the smaller row boats, canoes and kayaks if you want to fish the smaller lakes on the chain. This chain of lakes is known for its excellent largemouth bass fishing, but it also has good fishing for northern pike, walleye, crappie and bluegill.  Perch, rock bass and bullhead are also available.


Lake Brophy


Lake Brophy is part of the Alexandria Chain of Lakes.  This lake is a small, 289-acre lake located five miles west of Alexandria.  A DNR public access is located on the northwest shoreline.  The outlet on the northeast shoreline flows through a chain of smaller lakes and eventually into Lake Cowdry and these channels are navigable by small boats.  This lake doesn’t produce too many big fish, but there are good populations of game fish here, so you can definitely catch northern pike, largemouth bass and walleye to go along with an abundant bluegill population.  Other fish include crappie, perch and rock bass.

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Lake Carlos


Lake Carlos is part of the Alexandria Chain of Lakes.  It is a 2,520-acre basin located about 4 miles north of Alexandria.  Lake Carlos is the largest and deepest lake within the Alexandria Chain of Lakes with a maximum depth of 163 feet.  This lake is very popular among boaters and anglers.  Fishing is very good for northern pike, largemouth bass, walleye, bluegill and crappie.  Other fish include rock bass, perch, bullhead and some other species of fish.

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Lake Cowdry


Lake Cowdry is part of the Alexandria Chain of Lakes.  It is a 238-acre lake located about 3 miles west of Alexandria.  The lake is connected to lakes both upstream and downstream, but navigation is restricted to small boats.  This lake’s habitat is best suited for largemouth bass, northern pike and sunfish.  Other fish include walleye, perch, rock bas and crappie.

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Lake Darling


Lake Darling is part of the Alexandria Chain of Lakes.  Lake Darling is a 945-acre basin located on the northwest edge of the city of Alexandria.  There is no public access on Lake Darling, but boaters can gain access via a navigable channel from Lake Carlos.  Fishing is good on this lake for northern pike, largemouth bass and bluegill.  Other fish include walleye, rock bass, perch and crappie.

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Lake Geneva


Lake Geneva is part of the Alexandria Chain of Lakes.  Lake Geneva is a 631 acre lake located on the eastern edge of the city of Alexandria.  Boaters can access other lakes within the chain via navigable channels and there are two public access points on the shoreline of this lake.  The access on the east shoreline is steep and may be difficult for some to use. There are good numbers of a variety of fish in Lake Geneva.  Northern pike, largemouth bass, walleye, bluegill and crappie are the main species of fish that anglers target here. Other fish include smallmouth bass, perch, rock bass, bullhead and some others.

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Lake Le Homme Dieu


Lake Le Homme Dieu is part of the Alexandria Chain of Lakes.  It is an 1,800-acre basin located on the northeast city limit of Alexandria.  Navigable connections exist to Lake Carlos and Lake Geneva.  This lake is a popular lake among boaters and anglers.  The fishing is very good on this lake for a variety of fish; especially largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, crappie and bluegill.  Other fish include perch, rock bass, bullhead and others.

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Lake Jessie


Lake Jessie is part of the Alexandria Chain of Lakes.  Lake Jessie is a small 105-acre lake located with no public access on the lake.  Fishing boats can enter the lake through a channel from Lake Victoria.  The fishing is typical of most smaller, densely vegetated lakes in Minnesota.  Fishing is good for largemouth bass, northern pike, crappie and bluegill. Other fish include walleye, perch, bullhead and some other species of fish.

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Lake Victoria


Lake Victoria is part of the Alexandria Chain of Lakes.  Lake Victoria is a 419 acre, horseshoe-shaped basin located on the eastern city limits of Alexandria.  There are navigable channels that connect to Lake Geneva and Lake Jessie.  These connecting channels are shallow and could be problematic for deep draught boats.  This lake offers good fishing for largemouth bass, walleye, crappie and bluegill.  Other fish include smallmouth bass, perch and rock bass.

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Lottie (Taylor) Lake


Lottie (Taylor) Lake is part of the Alexandria Chain of Lakes.  There aren’t any access points on this lake, but anglers can utilize access sites on Cowdry and Brophy Lakes and navigate small watercraft throughout the chain of lakes via flowage channels.  Large boats will be restricted by road crossings and undersized road culverts.  Anglers target largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, perch, bluegill and crappie.

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North Union Lake


North Union Lake is part of the Alexandria Chain of Lakes.  There aren’t any access points on this lake, but anglers can utilize access sites on Cowdry and Brophy Lakes and navigate small watercraft throughout the chain of lakes via flowage channels.  Large boats will be restricted by road crossings and undersized road culverts.  Anglers target largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, perch, bluegill and crappie.

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Stony Lake


There aren’t any access points on this lake, but anglers can utilize access sites on Cowdry and Brophy Lakes and navigate small watercraft throughout the chain of lakes via flowage channels.  Large boats will be restricted by road crossings and undersized road culverts.  Anglers target largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, perch, bluegill and crappie.

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