Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Inguadona

Nearest Town: Longville
Primary County: Cass
Survey Date: 07/27/2009
Inventory Number: 11012000
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Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
DNR Concrete Public access on southeast shore of south basin


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): 1125.37
Littoral Area (acres): 565
Maximum Depth (ft): 79
Water Clarity (ft): 10.2 (10-10.3)

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 for the 2009 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Crappie Trap net 2.17 0.7 - 3.2 0.54 0.2 - 0.5
Gill net 0.58 0.5 - 2.7 0.83 0.2 - 0.4
Bluegill Trap net 2.92 5.6 - 42.3 0.17 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 0.83 N/A 0.30 N/A
Bowfin (dogfish) Trap net 0.92 0.4 - 1.0 4.77 3.1 - 4.8
Gill net 0.17 0.1 - 0.4 5.61 2.9 - 5.0
Brown Bullhead Trap net 0.17 0.3 - 1.5 0.94 0.6 - 1.0
Gill net 0.17 0.3 - 2.2 0.90 0.6 - 1.0
Greater Redhorse Trap net 0.42 N/A 6.05 N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 0.17 0.3 - 1.1 1.23 0.2 - 0.9
Gill net 0.25 0.3 - 1.2 1.92 0.5 - 1.1
Muskellunge Gill net 0.25 0.2 - 0.6 2.09 3.4 - 5.7
Northern Pike Trap net 0.42 N/A 2.63 N/A
Gill net 7.92 3.1 - 8.5 1.91 1.5 - 2.7
Pumpkinseed Trap net 0.25 1.7 - 8.2 0.15 0.1 - 0.2
Rock Bass Trap net 0.42 0.6 - 2.5 0.28 0.2 - 0.5
Gill net 0.25 0.3 - 2.0 0.34 0.3 - 0.5
Shorthead Redhorse Trap net 0.08 0.3 - 3.9 2.28 1.2 - 2.9
Gill net 0.58 0.2 - 1.2 1.94 1.1 - 2.5
Tullibee (cisco) Gill net 2.25 0.7 - 6.5 0.82 0.6 - 1.6
Walleye Trap net 0.17 0.2 - 0.7 2.56 0.9 - 2.9
Gill net 5.50 1.3 - 5.5 1.45 1.2 - 2.4
White Sucker Gill net 0.67 0.5 - 3.5 1.85 1.6 - 2.4
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 1.08 1.5 - 7.7 0.70 0.5 - 0.8
Gill net 0.33 0.9 - 10.0 0.88 0.5 - 0.7
Yellow Perch Trap net 0.58 0.5 - 2.7 0.12 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 10.42 2.5 - 24.2 0.10 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 2009 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 0 8 22 3 0 0 0 0 33
bluegill 22 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
bowfin (dogfish) 0 0 0 0 1 6 6 0 13
brown bullhead 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4
greater redhorse 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
largemouth bass 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 5
muskellunge 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
northern pike 0 0 2 3 39 48 3 5 100
pumpkinseed 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
rock bass 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
shorthead redhorse 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 8
tullibee (cisco) 0 8 5 10 4 0 0 0 27
walleye 0 5 4 34 10 10 5 0 68
white sucker 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 8
yellow bullhead 0 0 15 2 0 0 0 0 17
yellow perch 69 62 1 0 0 0 0 0 132


For the record, the largest Pink Salmon taken in Minnesota weighed 4 lbs., 8 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Cascade River, Cook County
    When: 9/9/89
    Statistics: 23.5" length, 13.2" girth

Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2012 Walleye fingerlings 25,990 1,130.0
2010 Walleye* fingerlings 3,763 245.0
  Walleye* fingerlings 7,374 480.0
  Walleye* fingerlings 7,574 405.0
2008 Walleye* fingerlings 33,367 999.0
  Walleye fingerlings 4,254 131.0
2006 Walleye* fingerlings 27,540 810.0

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
INGUADONA
Cass Co., 11012000
Bluegill Sunfish   All sizes     Mercury
Cisco All sizes        
Crappie   All sizes     Mercury
Largemouth Bass     All sizes   Mercury
Northern Pike     All sizes   Mercury
Walleye     All sizes   Mercury
White Sucker   All sizes     Mercury

General Population

LAKE NAME
County, DOWID
Species Meal Advice Contaminants
Unrestricted 1 meal/week 1 meal/month Do not eat
INGUADONA
Cass Co., 11012000
Bluegill Sunfish All sizes        
Cisco All sizes        
Crappie All sizes        
Largemouth Bass   All sizes     Mercury
Northern Pike   All sizes     Mercury
Walleye   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 07/27/2009)

Inguadona Lake (DOW # 11-120; Lake Class 25) is a 1,116-acre lake located near Longville, Minnesota. There is a state-owned public access on the southeast shore. Inguadona Lake has 565 littoral acres, 11.10 miles of shoreline, and a maximum depth of 79 feet. Much of the shoreline has extensive bulrush stands or wild rice beds. Experimental regulations of ten sunfish and five black crappies in possession went into effect on April 1, 2009. The goals of the sunfish regulation are to increase the number of bluegills 7 and 8 inches or greater in length. The goals of the black crappie regulation are to increase the number of fish 10 and 12 inches or greater in length. Inguadona Lake has a high quality and diverse fishery. Northern pike are abundant and average 20 inches in length. Northern pike up to 35 inches were sampled during the 2009 assessment. Large muskie are noted to be present in Inguadona Lake and muskie anglers frequently visit the lake. The walleye gill net catch rate was high when compared to the average for similar lakes. Most of the walleye in the 2009 sample were between 12 and 16 inches in length. There was a good distribution of walleye in the sample that were between 17 and 28 inches in length. The average length and weight of sampled walleye in 2009 were 15 inches and 1.5 pounds. Good to excellent angling for largemouth bass exists on Inguadona Lake. Thirty-two largemouth bass sampled in the spring of 2009 had an average length of 16 inches and the lengths ranged from 9 to19 inches. Ice anglers heavily target bluegills and black crappies. Excellent angling opportunities exist during the open water season, as well. Bluegill sampled in the spring of 2009 had an average length of 6.4 inches and the lengths ranged from 3 to 9 inches. Black crappies sampled at the same time as the bluegills had an average length of 10.6 inches and the lengths ranged from 7.4 to 13.5 inches. Smallmouth bass are known to be in Inguadona Lake, but none were sampled in the 2009 survey. Yellow perch are moderately abundant, but small. No yellow perch 10 inches or greater in length were sampled in 2009. Other fish species sampled were black bullhead, bowfin (dogfish), brown bullhead, greater redhorse, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, shorthead redhorse, tullibee (cisco), white sucker, and yellow bullhead.

Anglers can help maintain or improve the quality of fishing by practicing selective harvest. Selective harvest allows for the harvest of smaller fish for table fare, but encourages release of medium- to large-sized fish. Releasing these fish can help maintain balance in the fish community in Inguadona Lake and provide anglers the opportunity to catch more and larger fish in the future.

Shoreline habitat consists of aquatic plants, woody plants and natural lake bottom soils. Plants in the water and at the waters edge provide habitat, prevent erosion and absorb excess nutrients. Shrubs, trees, and woody debris such as fallen trees or limbs provide good habitat both above and below the water surface and should be left in place. By leaving a buffer strip of natural vegetation along the shoreline, property owners can reduce erosion, help maintain water quality, and provide habitat and travel corridors for wildlife.


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
07316 State Hwy 371 NW
Walker, MN 56484
Phone: (218) 547-1683
Internet: Walker Fisheries
E-Mail: Walker.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 B0046 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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