Goose Lake

Location:

Goose Lake is located in New Scandia, 1 mile northeast of the town of Scandia.

 

Species Present:

Northern Pike:average abundance, above average size.
Largemouth Bass: average abundance, average size with some larger individuals present.
Bluegill: average abundance, above average size.
Crappie: average abundance, average size.
Bullhead species: average abundance, average size.
Yellow Perch: average abundance, small average size.

 

Boat Access:

The city of New Scandia maintains a public boat access on the west shore of the lake. Travel northwest from Scandia on Oakhill Road N. (county road 52) to Oldfield Road. Turn right (north) on Oldfield Road to access. This is a very small, minimally developed site. Parking is limited. This facility may not be suitable for larger boats.

 

Shore Fishing:

Shore fishing on this lake is limited. In addition to the small access site, New Scandia owns one small, undeveloped lot on the southeast shore of the lake that may be used by shore anglers. The property is located between the residences at 21710 Olinda Lane N. and 21750 Olinda Lane N.

 

Management Plans:

  1. Population assessment in 2016. Re-survey in 2022.
  2. Operation of winter aeration device by the city of New Scandia as necessary.

 

Comments:

Goose Lake is a small, quiet lake in the country best suited for small boat fishing. Northern pike, largemouth bass and panfish provide angling opportunities. Larger northern pike have been caught here, but average sized northern pike is the normal expectation. Crappie populations tend to fluctuate and can become abundant. A number of quality sized bluegill were sampled in the last investigation.
 

This lake has an aeration device used to prevent winterkill. Winter anglers should be cautious and avoid the area around the aerator.

 

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