Lake Henry, along with Lakes Agnes and Winona, comprise a chain of lakes within the city limits of Alexandria. Lakes Agnes and Henry are broadly connected basins with a common “narrows” on the north side of Lake Agnes and south side of Lake Henry. A 200-foot long sand and rock bar separates the two basins. This bar is one to two feet under the water surface during normal water levels.
The fishing has been good on this lake in the past, however, there was a partial fish kill in 2011. The lake is going through a recovery period and is expected to rebound over the next couple of years. There are still catchable numbers of northern pike in this lake, but the fishing is not what it has been like for largemouth bass, walleye, bluegill, crappie and perch. It’s going to take some time for the fish populations to rebound.