“A Jewel Among 10,000”

From The Other Woman – A Northern Minnesota Love Affair by Jim Limburg

The mission of the Child, Girl, Woman Lakes Area Association is to promote the improvement of living, recreational, environmental and ecological conditions on lakes and waterways served by the Association. The mission of the Association will be at all times carried out consistent with its purpose as stated in its Articles of Incorporation. Your membership and involvement helps
continue CGWLAA programs. You will be kept up to date on on many County and State issues.

Our Lakes

Woman Lake

Woman Lake is a 5496 acre lake with a maximum depth of 54 feet located in Northern Cass County, about three miles west of Longville, Minnesota. It is classified by the DNR as very large, deep, irregularly shaped with clear water. Woman Lake provides good to excellent fishing for many species of fish. Most anglers target Walleye, but yellow perch is the most commonly caught species. Other species found in Woman Lake are black crappie, largemouth bass, muskellunge, northern pike, rock bass, smallmouth bass, and sunfish.

Girl Lake

Girl Lake is a 406 acre lake near Longville, Minnesota. It has a maximum depth of 81 feet, but 2/3 of the lake is less tthan 15 feet. The lake contains Northern Pike, large mouth bass, and black crappies. It also contains cisco, muskellunge, bluegill, yellow perch, rock bass, and bullheads.

Little Woman

Little Woman formerly known as Squaw Lake or Squaw Bay connects Woman Lake and Child Lake. Game fish species caught in the trapnets include walleye, northern pike, bluegill, pumpkinseed, rock bass,largemouth bass and black crappie. Bluegill were caught at a rate that was comparable to Lake Class 37 lakes. These bluegill showed a wide range of lengths and good growth.


Child Lake

Child Lake is an 316-acre lake located near Longville, MN that has 3.7 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 29 feet. There is a state owned user developed earthen public access on the south shore just off of County Road 5. Child Lake is classified as a regularly shaped hardwater lake. This lake is primarily managed for northern pike, bluegill, black crappie, and largemouth bass and secondarily for muskellunge, walleye, tullibee (cisco), and yellow perch. A 24- to 36-inch protected slot for northern pike was implemented in 2003. Other fish species that are available to anglers to catch are black bullhead, bowfin (dogfish), brown bullhead, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, white sucker, and yellow bullhead.