Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Roosevelt

Nearest Town: Outing
Primary County: Cass
Survey Date: 07/09/2012
Inventory Number: 11004300
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Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
Unknown Other
DNR Concrete East shore, approx. 1 mile south of Outing.


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 1510.58
Littoral Area (acres): 390
Maximum Depth (ft): 129
Water Clarity (ft): 9.9 (6-14)

Dominant Bottom Substrate: N/A
Abundance of Aquatic Plants: N/A
Maximum Depth of Plant Growth (ft): 19.2 (15-30)


Did you know? The state operates 17 hatcheries: 5 for trout and salmon and 12 for coolwater species.

Fish Sampled for the 2012 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Crappie Trap net 2.50 0.3 - 1.7 0.22 0.3 - 0.6
Gill net 0.12 0.2 - 1.1 0.59 0.2 - 0.5
Bluegill Trap net 18.94 3.7 - 42.9 0.10 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 0.62 N/A 0.14 N/A
Bowfin (dogfish) Trap net 0.88 0.3 - 1.1 5.03 3.9 - 5.1
Common Shiner Trap net 0.06 N/A 0.07 N/A
Green Sunfish Trap net 0.38 0.2 - 1.0 0.05 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 0.06 0.1 - 0.5 0.04 N/A
Hybrid Sunfish Trap net 5.81 N/A 0.24 N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 1.25 0.4 - 1.4 0.59 0.3 - 0.7
Gill net 1.00 0.3 - 1.2 1.45 0.6 - 1.0
Muskellunge Gill net 0.12 0.1 - 0.3 2.64 3.1 - 5.3
Northern Pike Trap net 0.31 N/A 1.73 N/A
Gill net 3.00 3.0 - 7.9 3.36 1.7 - 2.8
Pumpkinseed Trap net 1.19 1.6 - 6.9 0.14 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 0.06 N/A 0.04 N/A
Rock Bass Trap net 3.56 0.7 - 3.3 0.47 0.2 - 0.5
Gill net 1.81 1.0 - 6.6 0.69 0.3 - 0.5
Shorthead Redhorse Trap net 0.06 0.1 - 0.8 4.47 1.5 - 4.0
Smallmouth Bass Gill net 0.12 0.2 - 0.9 2.26 0.9 - 1.8
Tullibee (cisco) Gill net 3.88 0.5 - 5.2 0.25 0.4 - 1.0
Walleye Trap net 0.44 0.3 - 0.9 0.29 1.0 - 2.2
Gill net 1.44 4.0 - 9.6 4.37 1.1 - 1.9
White Sucker Gill net 0.88 1.0 - 3.5 1.27 1.5 - 2.3
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 0.31 0.9 - 4.8 0.72 0.7 - 1.0
Yellow Perch Trap net 1.06 0.7 - 3.7 0.12 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 0.75 7.1 - 33.9 0.13 0.1 - 0.2
Normal Ranges represent typical catches for lakes with similar physical and chemical characteristics.


Length of Selected Species (Trapnet, Gillnet) Sampled for the 2012 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 13 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 42
bluegill 235 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 313
bowfin (dogfish) 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 14
common shiner 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
green sunfish 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
hybrid sunfish 39 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 93
largemouth bass 8 6 5 11 5 0 0 0 36
muskellunge 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
northern pike 0 0 0 0 6 32 11 4 53
pumpkinseed 13 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
rock bass 6 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 86
shorthead redhorse 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
smallmouth bass 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
tullibee (cisco) 0 35 25 2 0 0 0 0 62
walleye 0 6 0 6 6 3 8 1 30
white sucker 0 2 2 5 5 0 0 0 14
yellow bullhead 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 5
yellow perch 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 29


For the record, the largest Quillback taken in Minnesota weighed 6 lbs., 14.4 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Mississippi River, Ramsey County
    When: 4/6/91
    Statistics: 23" length, 18" girth

Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2013 Walleye2 fingerlings 5,989 394.0
2012 Muskellunge adults 13 0.0
  Muskellunge fingerlings 323 53.8
2011 Muskellunge adults 345 0.0
  Muskellunge fingerlings 45 6.4
  Walleye2 fingerlings 8,151 390.0
2009 Walleye fingerlings 6,080 555.0
2007 Walleye yearlings 445 89.0
  Walleye fingerlings 1,945 98.0
  Walleye adults 5 11.0
2006 Lake Trout yearlings 10,244 953.4
  Lake Trout yearlings 10,300 1,095.7
2005 Walleye adults 196 196.0
2004 Lake Trout yearlings 10,309 991.2
  Lake Trout yearlings 10,184 896.5

Stocking Notes
1 - indicates fish purchased and stocked by private citizens and sporting groups.
2 - indicates fish purchased by the DNR for stocking.

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
ROOSEVELT
Cass Co., 11004300
Bluegill Sunfish   All sizes     Mercury
Crappie   All sizes     Mercury
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
ROOSEVELT
Cass Co., 11004300
Bluegill Sunfish All sizes        
Crappie All sizes        
Largemouth Bass   All sizes     Mercury
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 07/09/2012)

Anglers will soon have a new species to fish for in Roosevelt. Muskie stocking began in 2011 and will continue in even number years. Two muskies were already caught in the 2012 assessment and anecdotal reports suggest the initial stocking was successful. Walleye fingerlings (approximately 4"-7") are also stocked every other year into Roosevelt (odd years). The 2012 catch was low for this type of lake (1.4/gill net). All of the fish were over 14" with an average length of 21.5".

Northern pike numbers were average (3.0/gill net) and average size was good at 24.5". Even though tullibees (cisco) were caught in their lowest numbers to date (3.9/gill net), this is still average for this type of lake. This important forage fish, along with moderate numbers of northern pike, probably helps account for the larger size of these northern. Yellow perch are another important forage fish, and were found in the lowest numbers to date (0.8/gill net). These fish don't provide much of a fishery.

Largemouth bass numbers were average, with 46% of the fish measuring 12" or larger. The lake also contains a small population of smallmouth bass. Black crappies were caught in high numbers for this type of lake (2.5/trap net), but they had an average size of only 7", with 40% measuring over 8". Bluegill numbers were average (18.9/trap net), but size was also small with only 4% of the fish measuring 7" or larger.


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 B0055 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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