Hinckley Area Fisheries Office


2017 lake survey schedule and preliminary results

Below are the catch rates for selected species from Hinckley area lake surveys completed in 2016. The numbers given are numbers per gill net for northern pike (NOP), walleye (WAE), and yellow perch (YEP); numbers per trap net for black crappie (BLC) and bluegill (BLG); and number per hour of electrofishing for largemouth bass (LMB). Please feel free to contact the Hinckley Area Fisheries Office if you have any questions (320-384-7721; hinckley.fisheries@state.mn.us )

 

Lake                   
Species Number/gear used Average length Largest          

Seventeen (30-0059)

       
 5/10/2017 (trap nets only)  BLB*  44.4/trap net  not measured  
 *black bullhead  BLC  21.3/trap net  7.3 inches  13.3 inches
   BLG  16.7/trap net  5.1 inches  9.2 inches
   NOP  1.4/trap net  21.0 inches  32.8 inches
   YEP  6.1/trap net  6.2 inches  9.1 inches

 Little (13-0033)

       
 6/5/2017  BLC  2.2/trap net  10.8 inches  12.5 inches
   BLG  10.8/trap net  6.1 inches  9.5 inches
   LMB  25.5/hour electrofishing  12.0 inches  16.3 inches
   NOP  6.8/gill net  21.0 inches  37.4 inches
   WAE  2.7/gill net  17.0 inches  18.2 inches
   YEP  5.0/gill net  8.5 inches  10.0 inches

 North Center (13-0032-01)

       
 6/12/2017  BLC  7.9/trap net  8.2 inches  11.0 inches
   BLG  52.5/trap net  6.4 inches  8.7 inches
   LMB  137/hour electrofishing  11.7 inches  17.9 inches
   NOP  14.3/gill net  21.6 inches  37.4 inches
   WAE  4.5/gill net  16.7 inches  26.1 inches
   YEP  8.5/gill net  6.5 inches  9.7 inches

 Horseshoe (13-0073)

       
 6/19/2017  BLC  0.7/trap net (33/gill net)  8.0 inches  11.2 inches
   BLG  36.8/trap net  6.4 inches  8.0 inches
   LMB  73/hour electrofishing  12.4 inches  20.2 inches
   NOP  3.7/gill net  23.4 inches  35.3 inches
   YEP  3.2/gill net  7.9 inches  10.0 inches

 Kroon (13-0013)

       
 6/26/2017  BLC  1.1/trap net  7.9 inches  11.2 inches
   BLG  11.8/trap net  5.4 inches  8.2 inches
   LMB  65/hour electrofishing  13.4 inches  20.3 inches
   NOP  9.2/gill net  20.0 inches  35.3 inches
   YEP  0.2/gill net   5.6 inches  5.6 inches

 Fish (33-0036)

       
 7/10/2017  BLC  9.7/gill net (1.25/trap net)  8.5 inches  10.6 inches
   BLG  12.4/trap net  6.1 inches  9.3 inches
 (channel catfish)  CCF  4.7/gill net  20.7 inches  32.1 inches
   NOP  5.5/gill net  23.7 inches  36.0 inches
   WAE  1.5/gill net  17.2 inches  24.8 inches
   YEP  7.7/gill net  6.8 inches  9.2 inches

Sturgeon (58-0067)

       
7/17/2017 (gill nets only)  BLC  2.3/gill net  8.7 inches  12.3 inches
   BLG  3.9/gill net  5.8 inches  7.4 inches
   LMB  3.8/gill net  12.8 inches  17.7 inches
   NOP  15.0/gill net  16.8 inches  29.6 inches
   WAE  1.5/gill net  15.8 inches  22.1 inches
   YEP  0.3/gill net  6.0 inches  6.1 inches

 Oak (58-0048)

       
 8/14/2017 (gill nets only)  BLC  21.3/gill net  5.6 inches  9.6 inches
   BLG  5.8/gill net  4.8 inches  10.9 inches
   LMB  0.2/gill net  17.7 inches  17.8 inches
   NOP  4.0/gill net  23.2 inches  34.6 inches
   WAE  2.2/gill net  17.8 inches  24.4 inches
   YEP  1.2/gill net  6.1 inches  6.6 inches