Fishing

Lakes


Hutchinson Area Darkhouse Spearing Prospectus

 

Winter 2016-2017

 

Lake  Survey Year CPUE (#/gillnet) Average Weight (pounds) Acres Percent Littoral (acres under 15 ft) Average Annual Secchi (feet) Notes
Allie 2015 1.67 2.59 510 100% 3.33 Little if any spearing pressure, few Northern Pike present
Arville 2009 6 2 138 100% 5.6 Some spearing, winter clarity variable
Belle 2013 7.17 3.13 864 44% 5.64 Some spearing, winter clarity variable
Betsy 2012 3.3 2.4 154 58% 4.6 Accessing Betsy requires travel down a river, which can be very dangerous during winter
Big Swan 2013 9.4 2.0 684 49% 4.1 Moderate amount of spearing, lake ususally clear
Big Wolf 2015 35.5 2.2 262 100% 2.5 Winterkill in 2014, heavy spear pressure most winters, clarity usually good
Cedar 2008 5.2 3.7 1860 100% unknown Some spearing, winter clarity usually not good enough
Clear (Gibbon) 1988 0.5 1.6 505 99% 3.6 No Northern Pike in recent past, broodstock (126 fish) introduced December 2016
Clear (New Ulm) 2011 0.0 0.0 251 100% 1.42 Northern Pike not present, broodstock scheduled to be introduced in December 2017?
Clear (Watkins) 2013 2.6 3.5 529 91% 6.2 Moderate to heavy amount of spearing, lake ususally clear
Collinwood 2014 5.8 2.3 635 55% 7.3 Some spearing, winter clarity variable
Dunns 2008 3 4.3 151 56% 2.42 Some spearing, winter clarity variable
Erie 2014 1.2 4.4 189 43% 5.2 Low numbers of Northern Pike, but large fish present clarity can be variable
Francis 2015 15.22 0.85 1053 83% 6.94 High numbers of small stunted Northern Pike a few larger fish present, but clarity excellent
French 2008 4.5 1.8 42 83% unknown Some spearing, winter clarity usually good, walk in access only
Goose 1988 1 2.5 119 100% 3.41 No Northern Pike - no public access
Greenleaf 2012 11.5 2.49 238 75% 1.97 Moderate amount of spearing, lake ususally clear enough but can be dirty
Hanska 2012 0.4 2.36 1795 98% 2 Low numbers of Northern Pike, but large fish present 
High Island 2016 0.0 0.0 1340 100% unknown Northern Pike not sampled in recent nettings, numbers pulled from a targeted survey
Hoff 2004 11.33 2.58 139 99% 2.43 Moderate amount of spearing some years, clarity usually good enough
Hook 2015 15.8 2.1 329 98% 8.7 Moderate amount of spearing, clarity can be variable
Hope 2004 9.3 3.7 274 100% 1.8 No public access
Jennie 2014 7.44 2.79 1064 100% 13.44 Spearing pressure can be heavy, clarity very good in recent years, but variable in past
Little Mud 2009 0.0 0.0 37 67% 2.8 Northern Pike not present
Little Swan 2013 7.17 3.56 51 39% 3.61 Lake is usually not clear enough to spear
Long (Dassel) 2013 14.7 2.8 168 64% 9.5 Lake is usually not clear enough to spear
Long (Grove City) 2014 0.0 0.0 787 100% 2.0 Winterkill 2014 broodstock (127 fish) NOP stocked in Dec 2016, moderate spearing most years, but clarity can be an issue
Manuella 2014 6.17 2.39 290 39% 7.38 Some spearers every year, clarity usually good
Marion 2015 0.1 3.6 520 100% 0.2 Occasional spearing, but lake is usually too dirty, significant NOP summerkill in 2013
Minne Belle 2010 13.44 2.84 594 29% 10.82 24-36" Northern Pike protected slot limit, clarity excellent, little spearing since regulation started in 2003
Otter/Campbell 2012 5.9 2.3 641 100% unknown Little if any spearing pressure, clarity is poor most years
Peterson (Grove City) 1991 4.75 /trap net 1.9 135 100% unknown Occasional spearing, but clarity can be variable
Preston 2015 3.1 2.0 654 100% 4.65 Some spearing, clarity good in recent years, but can be dirty
Redwood Res. 2006 .22 /.98 trap net 3.04 56 1% unknown  
Richardson 2008 2.17 4.75 119 38% 5.78 Occasional spearing, clarity can be variable
Ripley 2015 5.1 1.9 614 76% unknown Moderate amount of spearing most years, clarity usually good enough
Round (Meeker)  1984  14.75  2.49 266 100% 5.1 Winterkill in 2014, moderate spearing pressure most years, clarity usually good
Round Grove 1987 0.33 1.9 295 100% 3.87 No Northern Pike in recent past (last 20 years)
Schilling 2009 8.0/trap net 3.1 763 100% 1.0 Some spearing, clarity can be variable ,long history of winterkill so fish populations can fluctuate greatly
Silver(McLeod) 2015 0.0 0.0 472 94%   No Northern Pike
Silver (Sibley) 1994 0.0 0.0 645 99% 2.4 No Northern Pike
Sleepy Eye 2011 2.5 3.07 240 85% 4.65 Moderate to heavy amount of spearing and good clarity in last couple of years, annually stocked with pike fry
Spring 2013 29.0 2.4 203 81% 8.4 Moderate amount of spearing some years, winter clarity is variable
Stahls 2008 6.3 2.9 141 60% 1.5 Some spearing, but clarity can be variable
Star 2013 5.67 3.87 556 99% 3.18 Following 2014 winterkill winter clarity became excellent, heavy spearing pressure last 2 years
Stella 2014 4.4 3.8 596 38% 5.1 Some spearers every year, clarity usually good
Swan 2012 0 0 351 100% 1.64 No spearing, Northern Pike are no longer present
Thompson 2013 0.0 0.0 226 100% 1.0 Winterkill in 2014, No Northern Pike for many years - Lake managed as Walleye rearing pond
Titlow 2015 0.1/trap net 1.3 821 100% 1.6 Probably winterkilled in 2014, limited spearing, winter clarity usually not good enough
Union 2012 10 2.81 93 29% 4.08  
Washington 2014 3.47 2.78 2434 93% 5.44 Limited spearing, winter clarity usually not good enough
Willie 2013 0.83 1.85 191 63% 0.27 Some spearing, clarity variable
Winsted 2015 7.1 2.0 382 100% 2.88 Moderate spearing pressure, clarity usually good