2009 Other Fish Assessments

Note: These summaries are survey work not shown in LakeFinder.

Spring Sampling 2009

Regular summertime netting surveys under-sample larger northern pike, muskellunge, and walleye. In early spring 2009 we netted Lake Waconia and netted and electrofished Lake Harriet to better understand what larger-sized fish are in these populations.

Lake (County) Date Species Number Caught Average length (in) Max length (in)
Harriet (Hennepin)
4/7-5/1/09
Muskellunge
Nor. Pike
Walleye
38
33
72
40.1
25.0
16.3
46.8
35.6
28.0
Waconia (Carver)
4/13-17/09
Walleye 74 22.2 28.7

 

Largemouth Bass Electrofishing 2009

Largemouth bass are best sampled in spring and early summer using electrofishing-- running electricity through the water with a specialized boat, typically at night. Fish are temporarily stunned and brought into the boat for counting and measuring, then returned live to the water.

Lake (County) and date Species Number per hour Average length Maximum length
Steiger (Carver)
5/14/09
LMB 22 13.8 20.0
Harriet (Hennepin)
5/27/09
LMB 13 14.6 20.7
Calhoun (Hennepin)
5/21/09
LMB 29 12.1 18.3