Windom Area: Lake Survey Schedule

Survey and Population assessment Schedule - 2016

Each year the Windom Area Fisheries Office conducts standard lake surveys (SD), river surveys (RS), and other special assessments (TS & IBI) to monitor fish populations and other non-fish lake characteristics. Here we have posted our tentative schedule for your information. Note: this schedule is subject to change depending on weather, staff availability and other unforeseen factors. If you are interested in further information or would like to volunteer to assist in sampling please contact the Windom Area Fisheries Office.



Lake Survey and Fish Population Assessments, 2016

Sample Dates Lake County Survey Type
March - April --- --- Winterkill Checks (as needed)
March - April Sarah Murray Walleye Spawn Take - Fry Production
March - April --- --- Northern pike broodstock collection (SA)
April - May Fox Martin Special Assessment (SA) Muskellunge 
May - June --- --- Largemouth Bass Night Electrofishing (PA)
June 6-10 Little Sioux River  Jackson River Survey (RS)
June 6-10 Summit Lake Murray Standard Survey (SD)
June 13-17 Little Spirit Lake Jackson Standard Survey (SD)
June 13-17 Wellner-Hageman Reservoir Brown Standard Survey (SD)
June 20-24 East Twin Lake Lyon Standard Survey (SD) with IBI
June 20-24 West Twin Lake Lyon Standard Survey (SD)
June 27- July 1 Big Twin Lake Martin Standard Survey (SD) with IBI
June 27 - July 1 Loon Lake Jackson Standard Survey (SD)
July 5-8 Bloody Lake Murray Standard Survey (SD)
July 5-8 Timber Lake Cottonwood Standard Survey (SD)
July 11-15 Stay Lake Lyon Standard Survey (SD) 
July 11-15 Wood Lake Lyon Standard Survvey (SD) with IBI
July 18-22 Little Sioux River Jackson River Survey (RS)
July 25-29 Clear Lake Martin Standard Survey (SD)
July 25-29 Cottonwood Lake Cottonwood Standard Survey (SD)
August 1-5 Various Lakes Various IBI 
August 8-12 Lake Shetek Murray Standard Survey (SD)
August 15-19 South Silver Lake Martin Standard Survey (SD) with IBI
August 22-26 Clear Lake Lyon Standard Survey (SD) with IBI
August 29 - September 2 Little Sioux River Jackson River Survey (RS)
August 29 - September 2 Fairmont Chain of Lakes Martin Special Assessment (TS)
September 6-9 Fox Lake Martin Standard Survey (SD)
September - November --- --- Walleye Harvest
October-November --- --- Walleye Night Electrofishing (SA)