Fishing

Lakes


Electrofishing 2013

We sampled using electrofishing--  running electricity through the water with a specialized boat, typically at night-- from late spring to early fall to better sample largemouth bass than the nets used as the primary lake surveying methods.

Lake (County) Date Species Number per hour Average length (in) Max length (in)
O'Dowd (Scott)
  6/3
LMB 98 11.0 19.9
Bush (Hennepin)
  6/6
LMB 57 11.6 18.8
Bavaria (Carver)
  6/5
LMB 72 10.6 21.1
Sarah (Hennepin)
  9/25
LMB 43 11.1 16.9

 

Spring Sampling 2013

Soon after ice-out, we checked Lake Waconia walleye to see size and age composition of larger adult fish.  In 30 net sets, 105 walleyes were caught, as well as 4 pure-strain muskellunge. Summary results are:

Lake
(County)
Date
Fish Species No. per net Average Length (in) Max. Length (in)
Waconia
(Carver)
Walleye 3.5 22.4 29.5
5/1-4 Muskellunge 0.1 32.0 42.1