Fishing

Lakes


Note: Bass electrofishing (shocking) and some other types of sampling were incorporated into lake survey information found in LakeFinder.

 

Spring Sampling 2016

Soon after ice-out, we checked Lake Independence to see size composition of muskellunge (muskie) and larger adult walleye using oversized trap nets. Results are from 38 net lifts at 10 locations.

Lake
(County)
Date
Fish Species Number Average Length (in) Length Range (in)
Independence Muskellunge 10 44.4 36.3 - 51.7
(Hennepin) Walleye 218 18.8 10.6 - 28.5
3 / 21-25 / 16

Note:  muskellunge sizes-- two under 40 inches, three 40-44.9 inches, four 45-49.9 inches, one over 50 inches