2012 Waconia Special Assessment

Lake (County) Date Species Number/net Average length (in) Max length (in)
Waconia (Carver)
8/13/12
Walleye 7 17.2 26.2
[gill nets only] Northern
Pike
0.6 28.7 31.5
Black
Crappie
7 7.2 11.0

 

Electrofishing 2012

We sample using electrofishing--  running electricity through the water with a specialized boat, typically at night-- from late spring to early fall for two types of studies:  1) largemouth bass are best sampled using this method, as they are under-sampled in lake survey nets. 2) in autumn, we check some waters where we stock walleye to measure the success of fish stocked earlier in the year.  In this sampling, 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)
Wacona (Carver)
  10/2-3/12
LMB 41 9.7 18.5
  WAE 12 12.1 23.2
Medicine (Hennepin)
  10/1/12
LMB 57 8.4 17.5
  WAE 1 11.7 12.3
Round (Hennepin)
  9/26/12
LMB 33 7.2 12.3
Cleary (Scott) 9/24/12
 
BLG
only
8
other gamefish:
4.9
bullhead & small
5.9
sunfishes
Parley (Carver)
  9/20/12
LMB 107 8.5 18.5
Cedar (Scott)
  9/19/12
LMB 24 8.3 19.6
  WAE 15 10.7 12.5
Spring (Scott)
  9/14/12
LMB 22 8.9 16.0
Auburn (Carver)
  5/29/12
LMB 19 11.7 21.3
Ann (Carver)
  5/24/12
LMB 41 10.5 19.4
Bryant (Hennepin)
  5/9/12
LMB 23 12.0 18.4

 

Spring Sampling 2012

Within two weeks after ice-out, we 1) checked the Lake Waconia walleye before the 2012 Governor's Fishing Opener and 2) continued evaluation of the Lake Ann largemouth bass and northern pike special regulations.

Lake
(County)
Date
Fish Species No. per net Average Length (in) Max. Length (in)
Ann
(Carver)
Northern
Pike
4.2 20.2 33.5
3/19-22 Largemouth
Bass
1.4 17.4 21.7
Waconia
(Carver)
3/26-28
Walleye 6 22.4 27.4