Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Leavitt

Nearest Town: Outing
Primary County: Cass
Survey Date: 06/12/2006
Inventory Number: 11003700

Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
DNR Concrete Southwest side of lake off Co. Rd. 58.


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 121.53
Littoral Area (acres): 38
Maximum Depth (ft): 60
Water Clarity (ft): 6

Dominant Bottom Substrate: Sand (Abundant)
Abundance of Aquatic Plants: 27 Varieties Sampled
Maximum Depth of Plant Growth (ft): 10.7 (9-13)


Did you know? Each year, DNR fisheries personnel stock game fish fry and fingerlings in lakes lacking habitat for natural reproduction.

Fish Sampled for the 2006 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Crappie Trap net 2.22 0.5 - 3.3 0.28 0.3 - 0.5
Bluegill Trap net 14.44 5.7 - 40.5 0.21 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 0.17 N/A 0.22 N/A
Hybrid Sunfish Trap net 1.00 N/A 0.33 N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 0.56 0.3 - 1.6 0.84 0.2 - 0.9
Northern Pike Trap net 0.56 N/A 1.21 N/A
Gill net 2.67 2.8 - 8.7 2.31 1.5 - 2.9
Pumpkinseed Trap net 0.67 1.3 - 6.3 0.17 0.1 - 0.2
Rock Bass Trap net 1.78 0.5 - 2.8 0.35 0.2 - 0.4
Tullibee (cisco) Gill net 0.83 1.0 - 13.3 1.38 0.5 - 1.3
Walleye Trap net 0.22 0.2 - 0.8 2.16 0.7 - 3.3
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 0.56 1.0 - 8.4 0.76 0.5 - 0.7
Normal Ranges represent typical catches for lakes with similar physical and chemical characteristics.


Length of Selected Species Sampled for the 2006 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 2 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 20
bluegill 47 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 131
hybrid sunfish 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
largemouth bass 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
northern pike 0 0 1 0 12 7 0 1 21
pumpkinseed 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
rock bass 3 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 16
tullibee (cisco) 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 5
walleye 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
yellow bullhead 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 5


For the record, the largest Longnose Gar taken in Minnesota weighed 16 lbs., 12 oz. and was caught:

    Where: St. Croix River, Prescott
    When: 5/4/82
    Statistics: 53" length, 16.5" 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 06/12/2006)

Leavitt Lake is a 130 acre lake located one mile northeast of Outing. There is a public access on the southwest corner of the lake. The water has a brown tint bog stain color with a secchi disc reading of 6.0 feet. The northern pike catch rate in gill nets was low compared to similar lake types, but higher than past nettings. The average size was 21.3 inches with fish up to 35.8 inches observed. The walleye population is low and only two fish were observed. Black crappie numbers were similar to past surveys with modest numbers observed and sizes ranging from 4.50 to 9.7 inches present. The average size was small at 6.2 inches. Bluegills were present in good numbers with 30 percent of the fish greater than 7.0 inches.


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
1601 Minnesota Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Phone: (218) 828-2550
Internet: Brainerd Fisheries
E-Mail: Brainerd.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 B0049 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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