Mississippi River Information

Mississippi River

Recent river reports and information

On the Mississippi River we electrofish (temporarily stun fish) 10 stations between St. Cloud and Anoka to monitor the game fish populations in the river. Catch rates are expressed as the number of fish per hour of electrofishing. We use this data to keep track of trends in the population size structure, age, growth, recruitment and body condition. The next smallmouth bass assessment is scheduled for 2013.

 

 

 

 

Mississippi River smallmouth bass electrofishing 2013

Station Species Number/hour Average length (in) Max length (in)
St. Cloud Smallmouth bass 48.0 13.0 19.8
Walleye 4.0 14.4 14.9
Channel catfish 12.0 22.8 24.0
Clearwater Smallmouth bass 31.0 13.8 17.1
Walleye 0 0 0
Channel catfish 26.8 21.9 26.8
Xcel plant Smallmouth bass 54.7 9.8 21.1
Walleye 1.1 14.9 14.9
Channel catfish 43.2 22.6 28.8
Monticello Upstream Smallmouth bass 45.0 12.3 18.5
Walleye 0 0 0
Channel catfish 20.0 23.8 28.0
Monticello Downstream Smallmouth bass 50.0 10.5 19.5
Walleye 0 0 0
Channel catfish 2.5 25.2 25.2
Otsego Smallmouth bass 109.7 9.2 20.0
Walleye 1.4 13.0 13.0
Channel catfish 5.6 25.4 28.7
Elk River up Smallmouth bass 140.0 7.7 20.0
Walleye 5.3 19.2 22.0
Channel catfish 8.0 21.6 26.0
Elk River down Smallmouth bass 33.9 9.5 18.2
Walleye 0 0 0
Channel catfish 0 0 0
Anoka Smallmouth bass 30.6 10.5 20.1
Walleye 0 0 0
Channel catfish 1.4 19.0 19.0
Rum Dam Smallmouth bass 82.1 11.2 18.6
Walleye 0 0 0
Channel catfish 0 0 0

Updated August 26, 2013