Lake survey information

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Throughout the current field season we will be posting preliminary results, or quick summaries of lake surveys we are conducting. Ice-out Assessments are performed with trap nets while standard Lake Surveys are with both gill and trap nets. Catches of species from standard lake surveys are shown for the indicator gear. For example: Northern Pike (NOP), Walleye (WAE), and Yellow Perch (YEP) are best sampled with gill nets, while Black Crappie (BLC) and Bluegill (BLG) are best sampled with trap nets. Please feel free to contact our office with any specific questions you may have. We will be glad to help you. E-mail Lake Survey Specialist.

 

Sauk Rapids Area Catch Rate Maps by County

 

Lakes and streams to be sampled in 2015

 

Lake Survey Summaries - 2016

Lake (County) Date Species Number/net Avg. TL (in) Largest (in)
Emma Lake (Wright) - 6/13/16 BLC 3.8 5.4 8.1
  BLG 3.3 5.1 9.2
  NOP 9.3  20.7 33.2
  WAE 0.2 24.9 24.9
  YEP 58.8 7.0 9.3
         
Locke Lake (Wright) - 6/13/16 BLC 4.3 7.8 9.6
  BLG 20.8 6.5 9.1
  NOP 11.5 23.1 33.7
  WAE 2.7 16.1 26.4
  YEP 12.8 7.0 8.3
         
Lower Spunk Lake (Stearns) - 6/20/16 BLC 0.9 8.0 10.8
  BLG 28.8 5.9 8.6
  NOP 9.3 19.8 30.4
  WAE 0.5 17.0 18.0
  YEP 0.0 --- ---
         
Lake (County) Date Species Number/net Avg. TL (in) Largest (in)
Middle Spunk Lake (Stearns) - 6/20/16 BLC 0.2  8.3 8.4
  BLG 33.9 4.8 7.8
  NOP 13.8 21.3 35.9
  TLC 6.5 10.1 14.6
  WAE 0.7 22.5 25.0
         
Long/Crooked Lakes (73-004; 73-006; Stearns) - 6/27/16 BLC 0.4 8.7 9.1
  BLG  15.8 6.2 9.3
  NOP 4.5 18.7 28.0
  WAE 0.3 23.6 23.6
  YEP 0.0 --- ---
         
Pelican Lake (Stearns) - 7/5/16 BLC 1.0 6.7 11.9
  BLG 42.3 4.8 7.8
  NOP 18.7 19.4 33.7
  WAE 2.5 16.9 23.4
  YEP 0.0 --- ---
         
Lake (County) Date Species Number/net Avg. TL (in) Largest (in)
Big Spunk Lake (Stearns) - 7/5/16  BLC 3.7 8.6 10.2
   BLG 42.1 5.0 7.5
  NOP 13.5 20.9 29.9
  WAE 2.3 21.1 26.8
  YEP 0.0 --- ---
         
Big Watab Lake (Stearns) - 7/11/16 BLC 0.2 9.9 10.7
  BLG 14.9 6.7 9.0
  NOP 7.7 15.9 36.3
  WAE 0.3 18.8 25.0
  YEP 2.8 7.4 9.1
         
Beebe Lake (Wright) - 7/11/16 BLC 2.5 7.3 10.5
  BLG 42.9 5.6 8.5
  NOP 8.7 27.4 32.3
  WAE 6.1 18.2 25.8
  YEP 36.0 6.2 8.2
         
Lake (County) Date Species Number/net Avg. TL (in) Largest (in)
Lake John (Wright) - 7/18/16 BLC  2.3 8.1 10.8
  BLG 20.6 6.4 8.6
  NOP 9.6 20.1 29.9
   WAE 3.1 18.5 25.9
  YEP 0.0 --- ---
         

 

Largemouth bass electrofishing summaries - 2016

Lake (County) and date

Species

Number (N)

Number/hr (all)

Number/hr (LMB> 8")

Avg. TL (in)

Largest (in)

Rock Lake (Wright) - 5/18/16 LMB 127 80.8 73.2 13.0 18.8
Sugar* Lake (Wright) - 5/18/16 LMB 532 316.8 300.0 11.0 16.7
Locke Lake (Wright) - 5/19/16 LMB 83 56.5 55.8 14.7 21.9
  SMB 52 35.4 35.4 14.8 21.0
Mink/Somers* Lakes (Wright) - 5/19/16 LMB 124 67.7 53.5 13.5 20.3
             
Lake (County) and date

Species

Number (N)

Number/hr (all)

Number/hr (LMB> 8")

Avg. TL (in)

Largest (in)

Beebe Lake (Wright) - 5/20/16 LMB 91 71.3 39.2 10.5 18.9
Dutch Lake (Wright) - 5/23/16 LMB 33 26.7 17.8 10.7 16.7
Big Watab* Lake (Stearns) - 5/23/16 LMB 229 161.2 149.9 10.4 19.7
Ann Lake (Wright) - 5/24/16 LMB 51 32.4 29.2 10.8 19.6
Big Spunk Lake (Stearns) - 5/24/16 LMB 141 83.4 70.4 12.4 19.9
             
Lake (County) and date

Species

Number (N)

Number/hr (all)

Number/hr (LMB> 8")

Avg. TL (in)

Largest (in)

Long/Crooked* Lakes (Stearns) - 5/25/16 LMB 183 112.6 97.2 11.1 19.5
Pelican Lake (Stearns) - 5/26/16 LMB 112 92.1 83.9 12.9 17.6
Middle Spunk Lake* (Stearns) - 5/26/16 LMB 152 69.6 47.2 10.5 17.8
Carnelian Lake (Stearns) - 5/31/16 LMB 212 127.1  104.9 11.3  18.5
             
Lake (County) and date

Species

Number (N)

Number/hr (all)

Number/hr (LMB> 8")

Avg. TL (in)

Largest (in)

Lower Spunk Lake* (Stearns) - 6/1/16 LMB 38 19.6 17.0 13.2 18.2
Emma Lake (Wright) - 6/2/16 LMB 122 72.5 67.7 12.4 19.9
Lake John (Wright) - 6/2/16 LMB 129 73.3 67.0 11.9 19.8

 * - lakes were sampled at night

Bluegill Assessments - 2016

Lake (County) Date Number Avg. length (in) Largest (in) % > 6" % > 8"
Mink Lake (Wright) - 5/16 - 5/17/16 551 5.6 8.8 43 1
Somers Lake (wright) - 5/16 - 5/17/16 524 5.7 8.7 50 1
Ann Lake (Wright) - 5/18 - 5/19/16 166 6.8 9.0 70 24
Beebe Lake (Wright) - 5/23/16 670 6.2 8.1 66 < 1
Lake (County) Date Number Avg. length (in) Largest (in) % > 6" % > 8"
Howard Lake (Wright) - 5/25 - 5/27/16 286 6.9 9.0 81 16
Lake Carnelian (Stearns) - 5/31 - 6/2/16 365 7.0 9.6 76 35
Pleasant Lake (Stearns) - 6/6 - 6/8/16 996 5.8 8.2 42 1

  

Updated July 22, 2016