Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: MOORE

Nearest Town: FRIDLEY
Primary County: Anoka
Survey Date: 06/26/1995
Inventory Number: 02-0075-00

Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 108.00
Littoral Area (acres): 105.00
Maximum Depth (ft): 22.00
Water Clarity (ft): N/A

Dominant Bottom Substrate: sand, muck, rubble (3-10'')
Abundance of Aquatic Plants: abundant
Maximum Depth of Plant Growth (ft): 10.00


Did you know? Ongoing habitat improvement and maintenance work is conducted on trout streams that have publicly owned land or easements.

Fish Sampled up to the 1995 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Bullhead Gill net 3.0 8.0 - 90.0 0.76 0.1 - 0.4
  Trap net 0.6 2.5 - 70.2 0.85 0.1 - 0.5
Black Crappie Gill net 3.5 2.0 - 19.0 0.26 0.1 - 0.2
  Trap net 2.5 1.3 - 27.7 0.17 0.1 - 0.4
Bluegill Gill net 6.5 N/A - N/A 0.20 N/A - N/A
  Trap net 59.5 2.8 - 43.3 ND 0.1 - 0.3
Channel Catfish Gill net 0.5 N/A - N/A 2.84 N/A - N/A
Green Sunfish Gill net 0.5 0.8 - 13.0 0.05 N/A - N/A
  Trap net 0.5 0.4 - 3.8 0.14 0.1 - 0.2
Hybrid Sunfish Gill net 1.0 N/A - N/A 0.17 N/A - N/A
  Trap net 38.8 N/A - N/A ND N/A - N/A
Largemouth Bass Gill net 0.5 1.0 - 3.8 0.85 0.2 - 0.7
  Trap net 0.8 0.2 - 1.1 0.10 0.3 - 1.0
Northern Pike Gill net 10.5 1.5 - 9.0 1.43 1.8 - 3.7
  Trap net 0.1 N/A - N/A 1.03 N/A - N/A
Pumpkinseed Sunfish Trap net 3.5 0.8 - 9.3 0.13 0.1 - 0.2
Snapping Turtle Trap net 1.1 N/A - N/A ND N/A - N/A
Walleye Gill net 0.5 2.3 - 17.8 2.56 0.7 - 2.1
  Trap net 0.5 0.3 - 1.3 2.67 0.7 - 2.2
White Sucker Gill net 0.5 1.0 - 6.6 2.16 1.0 - 2.2
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 0.3 0.3 - 4.2 1.05 0.5 - 0.8
Yellow Perch Gill net 0.5 2.5 - 25.8 0.09 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 1995 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 9 2 0 0 0 0 11
Black Crappie 7 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
Bluegill 99 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 217
Channel Catfish 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Green Sunfish 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Hybrid Sunfish 108 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 117
Largemouth Bass 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
Northern Pike 0 0 0 0 18 4 0 0 22
Pumpkinseed Sunfish 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 28
Walleye 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 5
Yellow Bullhead 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Yellow Perch 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1


For the record, the largest Burbot taken in Minnesota weighed 19 lbs., 3 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Lake of the Woods near Baudette
    When: Lake of the Woods County
    Statistics: 36.25" length, 22.75" girth

Fish Consumption Guidelines

No fish consumption guidelines are available for this lake. For more information, see the "Fish Consumption Advice" pages at the Minnesota Department of Health.


Status of the Fishery (as of 06/26/1995)

Moore Lake is one of the better bluegill lakes in the area. Bluegill are abundant and more than half of the bluegill caught were acceptable to anglers.

Northern pike were also quite abundant. However, most pike caught were small. The largest pike sampled was only 22" long.

A few walleye and channel catfish remain in the lake, but all of these fish sampled were large and old.

Black crappie were present in the catch, but in only modest numbers. Most of the crappie caught were small, but some larger individuals were sampled.

Largemouth bass were also found in this lake. Bass are thought to be numerous, but small. Most bass taken from this lake will be less than 12" long.


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 C1106 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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