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Name: COON

Nearest Town: SODERVILLE
Primary County: Anoka
Survey Date: 06/20/2005
Inventory Number: 02-0042-00
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Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
Minnesota DNR Concrete North shore west basin, off C.S.A.H. 22.
County Concrete Concrete ramp in Anoka County Park, east shore east basin, by outlet.
County Earthen Dirt ramp off gravel road on south side of channel between basins.


Fishing Regulations:

Special and/or Experimental Fishing Regulations exist on this lake. Please refer to our online Minnesota Fishing Regulations.

Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 1,259.20
Littoral Area (acres): 1,098.20
Maximum Depth (ft): 27.00
Water Clarity (ft): 7.75

Dominant Bottom Substrate: N/A
Abundance of Aquatic Plants: N/A
Maximum Depth of Plant Growth (ft): N/A


Did you know? Minnesota waters support 153 species of fish.

Fish Sampled up to the 2005 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Bullhead Gill net 2.5 1.0 - 38.0 0.75 0.3 - 0.7
  Trap net 0.7 0.5 - 11.3 0.65 0.3 - 0.8
Black Crappie Gill net 2.2 1.0 - 10.5 0.11 0.2 - 0.3
  Trap net 1.2 0.7 - 4.3 0.14 0.2 - 0.6
Bluegill Gill net 8.7 N/A - N/A 0.09 N/A - N/A
  Trap net 196.0 4.0 - 28.1 0.12 0.1 - 0.3
Bowfin (Dogfish) Trap net 0.7 0.3 - 1.2 6.78 3.3 - 5.5
Brown Bullhead Trap net 0.2 0.5 - 4.3 0.88 0.5 - 0.9
Common Carp Trap net 1.2 0.3 - 1.5 4.57 2.6 - 8.3
Hybrid Sunfish Gill net 0.2 N/A - N/A 0.07 N/A - N/A
  Trap net 3.0 N/A - N/A 0.13 N/A - N/A
Largemouth Bass Gill net 0.3 0.3 - 0.9 1.07 0.6 - 1.5
  Trap net 0.2 0.2 - 0.6 4.02 0.2 - 1.0
Northern Pike Gill net 10.7 3.6 - 11.0 2.57 1.3 - 2.3
  Trap net 0.7 N/A - N/A 3.02 N/A - N/A
Pumpkinseed Sunfish Gill net 3.7 N/A - N/A 0.06 N/A - N/A
  Trap net 6.5 1.5 - 6.8 0.13 0.1 - 0.3
Smallmouth Bass Gill net 0.2 N/A - N/A 1.45 N/A - N/A
Walleye Gill net 1.0 1.0 - 3.2 1.78 1.0 - 2.1
White Sucker Gill net 0.5 0.7 - 3.5 2.47 1.5 - 2.4
Yellow Bullhead Gill net 5.7 0.6 - 7.0 0.50 0.3 - 0.7
  Trap net 8.2 1.4 - 5.0 0.43 0.4 - 0.8
Yellow Perch Gill net 1.2 3.8 - 22.8 0.07 0.1 - 0.2
Normal Ranges represent typical catches for lakes with similar physical and chemical characteristics.


Length of Selected Species Sampled for All Gear for the 2005 Survey Year

Species Number of fish caught in each category (inches)
0-5 6-8 9-11 12-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30+ Total
Black Bullhead 0 0 18 1 0 0 0 0 19
Black Crappie 4 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Bluegill 110 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 181
Brown Bullhead 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Hybrid Sunfish 12 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
Largemouth Bass 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
Northern Pike 0 0 0 0 14 40 10 4 68
Pumpkinseed Sunfish 47 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 61
Smallmouth Bass 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Walleye 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 6
Yellow Bullhead 1 38 37 7 0 0 0 0 83
Yellow Perch 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7


For the record, the largest Rock Bass (tie) taken in Minnesota weighed 2 lbs. and was caught:

    Where: Lake Winnibigoshish, Cass County
    When: 5/10/98
    Statistics: 12.6" length, 12.4" girth

Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2013 Walleye fingerlings 6,494 557.0
2012 Walleye adults 10 33.0
  Walleye yearlings 2,930 490.6
2011 Walleye adults 4 10.0
  Walleye fingerlings 9,767 469.0
  Walleye yearlings 423 141.0
2010 Walleye yearlings 284 231.0
  Walleye fingerlings 1,388 318.0
2009 Walleye adults 10 20.0
  Walleye yearlings 2,750 550.0
2008 Walleye adults 168 336.0
  Walleye fingerlings 1,083 66.0
  Walleye yearlings 282 148.0

Privately Stocked Fish
* indicates privately stocked fish. Private stocking includes fish purchased by the DNR for stocking and fish purchased and stocked by private citizens and sporting groups.

Stocking Fish Sizes
Fry - Newly hatched fish that are ready to be stocked usually called "swim-ups". Walleye fry are 1/3 of an inch or around 8 mm.
Fingerling - Fingerlings are one to six months old and can range from a size of one to twelve inches depending on the species. Walleye fingerlings range from three to eight inches each fall.
Yearling - Yearling fish are at least one year old. A one-year-old fish can range from three to twenty inches depending on the species. Walleye yearlings average from six to twelve inches.
Adult - Adult fish are fish that have reached maturity. Depending on the species, maturity can be reached at two years of age. Walleye reach maturity between the ages of four and six years.

Fish Consumption Guidelines

These fish consumption guidelines help people make choices about which fish to eat and how often. Following the guidelin es enables people to reduce their exposure to contaminants while still enjoying the many benefits from fish.

Pregnant Women, Women who may become pregnant and Children under age 15

LAKE NAME
County, DOWID
Species Meal Advice Contaminants
Unrestricted 1 meal/week 1 meal/month Do not eat
COON
Anoka Co., 02004200
Bluegill Sunfish   All sizes     Mercury
Bullhead   All sizes     Mercury
Northern Pike   All sizes     Mercury
White Sucker All sizes        

General Population

LAKE NAME
County, DOWID
Species Meal Advice Contaminants
Unrestricted 1 meal/week 1 meal/month Do not eat
COON
Anoka Co., 02004200
Bluegill Sunfish All sizes        
Bullhead All sizes        
Northern Pike   All sizes     Mercury
White Sucker All sizes        

DOWID - MN DNR, Division of Waters' lake ID number.

Contaminants listed were measured at levels that trigger advice to limit consumption.

Listing of consumption guidelines do not imply the fish are legal to keep, MN DNR fishing regulations should be consulted.

Dioxin
Mercury
PCBS - Polychlorinated biphenyls
PFOS - Perfluorooctane sulfanate


Status of the Fishery (as of 06/20/2005)

Coon Lake has a typical Northern Pike-Bluegill-Largemouth Bass population structure. Past attempts to introduce Walleye into the system through fry stocking yielded poor results and were discontinued. Walleye yearlings were purchased and stocked under DNR permit in 2004 by the local lake association. Northern Pike were sampled in relatively high numbers for abundance in gill nets. Sampled Northern Pike ranged from 15.3"-32.3" in length with the average fish being 22.3" and 2.6 pounds. Approximately 5% of all Northern Pike captured measured 30" or longer. The 2001 year class made up the majority of the Northern Pike captured. Yellow Perch were sampled in very low numbers. Their abundance has declined significantly since 1993. Bluegill were sampled in the highest abundance recorded for this lake since 1983. The average size of Bluegill sampled was 5.75 inches and 0.125 pounds. Approximately 6% of the Bluegills captured measured 7.0" or larger. The Black Crappie population continues to show signs of decline. The catch rate for Black Crappie in 2005 is the lowest ever observed for this lake. The average Black Crappie sampled was 6.4" and 0.122 pounds. Largemouth Bass were sampled in adequate numbers for all sampling gears. Although the majority of Largemouth Bass sampled averaged small in size, a 19.1" fish weighing 4.0 pounds was captured in a trap net. A 13.8" Smallmouth Bass weighing 1.45 pounds was captured and a second adult was sighted during this assessment. This is the first time Smallmouth Bass have ever been captured during fisheries assessments of this lake.


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
1200 Warner Rd
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: (651) 259-5831
Internet: East Metro Fisheries
E-Mail: MetroEast.Fisheries@state.mn.us

Lake maps can be obtained from:

Minnesota Bookstore
660 Olive Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 297-3000 or (800) 657-3757
To order, use B0004 for the map-id.


For general DNR Information, contact:

DNR Information Center
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4040
TDD: (651) 296-6157 or (888) MINNDNR
Internet: www.dnr.state.mn.us
E-Mail: info.dnr@state.mn.us

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