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Name: WINDIGO

Nearest Town: CASS LAKE
Primary County: Beltrami
Survey Date: 07/30/1984
Inventory Number: 04-0048-00

Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
Unknown Unknown U.S.F.S. PORTAGE ACCESS AT NORTH END OF LAKE FROM CASS LAKE.


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 199.00
Littoral Area (acres): 129.00
Maximum Depth (ft): 25.00
Water Clarity (ft): 6.30

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


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

Fish Sampled for the 1984 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Yellow Perch Gill net 6.5 2.0 - 21.5 0.17 0.1 - 0.2
Walleye Gill net 1.0 0.5 - 3.0 4.95 1.7 - 3.6
Pumpkinseed Sunfish Gill net 6.0 N/A - N/A 0.26 N/A - N/A
Northern Pike Gill net 6.0 4.8 - 12.5 2.91 1.4 - 2.5
Brown Bullhead Gill net 3.0 0.5 - 4.3 1.42 0.5 - 1.0
Bluegill Gill net 1.5 N/A - N/A 0.17 N/A - N/A
Black Crappie Gill net 1.0 1.0 - 4.8 0.63 0.2 - 0.4
Yellow Perch Trap net 0.3 0.3 - 2.8 0.10 0.1 - 0.3
White Sucker Trap net 0.3 0.3 - 0.8 5.00 1.8 - 3.1
Smallmouth Bass Trap net 0.3 N/A - N/A 0.30 N/A - N/A
Rock Bass Trap net 1.0 0.5 - 1.5 0.28 0.3 - 0.5
Pumpkinseed Sunfish Trap net 64.0 2.8 - 10.3 0.23 0.1 - 0.2
Northern Pike Trap net 0.5 N/A - N/A 3.16 N/A - N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 1.0 0.3 - 1.4 0.23 0.3 - 1.0
Brown Bullhead Trap net 2.0 0.5 - 3.3 1.31 0.6 - 1.0
Bluegill Trap net 77.3 8.3 - 50.1 0.13 0.1 - 0.3
Black Crappie Trap net 1.5 0.8 - 4.3 0.08 0.2 - 0.5
Normal Ranges represent typical catches for lakes with similar physical and chemical characteristics.


Length of Selected Species Sampled for All Gear for the 1984 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 Crappie 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 8
Bluegill 106 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 151
Brown Bullhead 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 14
Largemouth Bass 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Northern Pike 0 0 0 0 0 11 3 0 14
Pumpkinseed Sunfish 18 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 128
Rock Bass 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Smallmouth Bass 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Walleye 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Yellow Perch 1 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 14


For the record, the largest Greater Redhorse taken in Minnesota weighed 12 lbs., 11.5 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Sauk River, Stearns County
    When: 5/20/05
    Statistics: 28.5" length, 18.5" girth

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
WINDIGO
Beltrami Co., 04004800
Bluegill Sunfish All sizes        
Largemouth Bass   All sizes     Mercury
Northern Pike     All sizes   Mercury
Walleye     All sizes   Mercury

General Population

LAKE NAME
County, DOWID
Species Meal Advice Contaminants
Unrestricted 1 meal/week 1 meal/month Do not eat
WINDIGO
Beltrami Co., 04004800
Bluegill Sunfish All sizes        
Northern Pike   All sizes     Mercury
Walleye   All sizes     Mercury

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 07/30/1984)

BLUEGILL, PUMPKINSEED, LARGEMOUTH BASS, SMALLMOUTH BASS, ROCK BASS, NORTHERN PIKE AND BROWN BULLHEAD ARE ABOVE STATE & LOCAL MEDIANS FOR NET CATCHES. YELLOW PERCH, WALLEYE AND BLACK CRAPPIE ARE BELOW LOCAL MEDIANS. PANFISH APPEAR TO BE STUNTED.


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
2114 Bemidji Ave
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 308-2339
Internet: Bemidji Fisheries
E-Mail: Bemidji.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 C0076 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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