Spring Sampling 2011

To evaluate fish populations and bass catch-and-release only regulation effects, we netted Lake Minnewashta in early spring.

Lake
(County)
Date
Fish Species No. per net Average Length (in) Max. Length (in)
Minnewashta
(Carver)
Northern
Pike
5 19.6 30.5
4/12-14/11 Largemouth
Bass
2 17.1 19.9
Black
Crappie
3 7.3 10.4

 

Largemouth Bass Electrofishing 2011

Largemouth bass are best sampled in late spring and early fall 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) Date Species Number per hour Average length (in) Max length (in)
Minnetonka (Hennepin)
  5/24/11
LMB 71.7 11.8 20.9