Fishing

Lakes


Spicer Area Northern Pike Summary

Lake

Survey
Year

Number
Per
Gillnet

Ave.
Wt.
(lbs.)

Ave.
Length
(Inches)

Andrew

2010

8.8

1.6

19.4

Bass

2013

4.0

4.6

27.0

Big Kandiyohi

2011

2.2

1.8

19.2

Calhoun

2013

20.0

1.9

20.0

Camp

2010

7.3

2.8

22.8

Carrie

2013

14.0

2.3

22.2

Diamond

2013

9.0

2.6

21.7

Eagle

2009

1.3

4.1

26.1

East Solomon

2009

3.3

4.5

26.0

Elizabeth

2011

7.7

2.2

21.0

Elkhorn

2013

6.5

3.9

25.1

Ella

2011

7.0

3.1

23.1

Florida

2010

12.8

1.7

18.6

Foot

2009

5.3

2.9

23.3

Games

2010

1.8

2.5

22.7

George

2013

15.0

2.4

21.0

Green

2013

3.1

3.2

24.0

Henderson

2009

3.0

3.3

24.0

Koronis

2012

1.6

6.8

29.4

Long-Hawick

2013

9.3

1.9

20.5

Long-Willmar

2009

0.7

4.5

28.0

MFCR-Monongalia

2013

11.3

1.7

19.0

Middle

2010

18.3

2.1

20.5

Monson

2010

6.7

2.8

22.9

Nest

2013

4.7

2.8

23.2

Norway

2010

0.7

3.3

22.5

Point

2009

8.7

3.1

23.3

Rice

2012

10.4

2.8

21.9

Ringo

2009

5.5

2.9

23.3

Swenson

2010

1.3

4.2

24.6

Willmar

2009

3.3

3.5

25.4

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Pike Abundance: Low <3 fish/Gillnet, Moderate 3-7 fish/Gillnet), High >7 fish/Gillnet).

Larger lakes (i.e. Koronis, Green, Rice) historically have northern pike catch rates near 2-4 fish/gillnet.

Shallow/Turbid Lakes (i.e. Elizabeth, Foot, etc.) have faster growth rates (23.6 inches for Age 3 pike).

Deeper/Clearer Lakes (i.e. George, MFCR, Andrew, etc.) have slower growth rates (22.1 inches for Age 3 pike).