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Name: Five Point (Four Point)

Nearest Town: Hackensack
Primary County: Cass
Survey Date: 06/19/2008
Inventory Number: 11035100
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Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
DNR Concrete West end of lake


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 250.65
Littoral Area (acres): 88
Maximum Depth (ft): 37
Water Clarity (ft): 14

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


Did you know? Spawning habitat improvements can enhance naturally reproducing populations of fish species such as walleye and northern pike.

Fish Sampled for the 2008 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Crappie Gill net 0.67 0.6 - 3.5 0.88 0.2 - 0.5
Bluegill Trap net 18.11 6.1 - 46.6 0.17 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 1.83 N/A 0.15 N/A
Bowfin (dogfish) Trap net 1.11 0.4 - 1.3 4.04 2.9 - 4.9
Brown Bullhead Trap net 0.33 0.4 - 2.1 1.08 0.6 - 1.1
Hybrid Sunfish Trap net 0.44 N/A 0.33 N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 0.22 0.3 - 1.3 1.07 0.2 - 0.7
Gill net 0.67 0.3 - 1.7 0.74 0.6 - 1.2
Northern Pike Trap net 0.56 N/A 4.22 N/A
Gill net 10.50 3.5 - 10.5 2.77 1.6 - 2.9
Pumpkinseed Trap net 2.33 2.0 - 8.5 0.28 0.1 - 0.2
Rock Bass Trap net 0.89 0.5 - 1.8 0.22 0.2 - 0.5
Gill net 1.00 0.3 - 1.9 0.22 0.2 - 0.5
Tullibee (cisco) Gill net 1.17 0.5 - 4.8 1.85 0.7 - 1.9
Walleye Trap net 0.22 0.3 - 0.7 6.60 1.1 - 3.4
Gill net 2.50 1.3 - 5.0 2.88 1.3 - 2.5
White Sucker Gill net 0.33 0.5 - 2.7 1.91 1.8 - 2.5
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 4.78 1.3 - 9.8 0.85 0.5 - 0.8
Gill net 2.00 1.0 - 10.5 0.93 0.4 - 0.8
Yellow Perch Gill net 1.83 3.4 - 43.6 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 2008 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 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4
bluegill 75 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 174
bowfin (dogfish) 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
brown bullhead 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
hybrid sunfish 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
largemouth bass 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 6
northern pike 0 0 0 1 23 23 16 5 68
pumpkinseed 2 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
rock bass 4 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 14
tullibee (cisco) 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 7
walleye 0 0 0 2 4 9 2 0 17
white sucker 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
yellow bullhead 1 4 30 20 0 0 0 0 55
yellow perch 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 11


For the record, the largest Bigmouth Buffalo taken in Minnesota weighed 41 lbs., 11 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Mississippi River, Goodhue County
    When: 5/7/91
    Statistics: 38.5" length, 29.5" girth

Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2013 Walleye fry 88,000 1.0
2011 Walleye fry 88,000 0.7
2009 Walleye fry 88,000 0.7
2008 Walleye* fingerlings 1,400 70.0

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

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 06/19/2008)

Five Point Lake is a 219-acre lake located southeast of Hackensack, Minnesota that has 3.82 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 37 ft. There is a state-owned public access on the west shore. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) has classified Minnesota lakes into 43 different classes based on physical, chemical and other characteristics. Five Point Lake is in Lake Class 31; other nearby lakes in this class include Birch and Child.

Northern pike are abundant in Five Point Lake. The average length of northern pike sampled in 2008 was 21 inches, and fish ranged from 14 to 33 inches. The abundance of northern pike compared favorably to other lakes in this class. Largemouth bass are common in this lake and fish up to 18 inches were sampled. Numbers of walleye in Five Point Lake in 2008 was similar to the number found in other lakes in this class. Walleye from 14 to 29 inches were found in 2008. The most recent walleye stockings into Five Point Lake have been fingerlings stocked by the lake association under permits issued by the DNR. Bluegill abundance was similar to other lakes in this Lake Class, and has changed little during assessments over the past 16 years. Average length of bluegill was about 6 inches, however fish up to about 8 inches were caught. The catch of black crappie was lower than in most previous sampling, however fish that were caught ranged from 10 to 13 inches. Few yellow perch were sampled in 2008, and the maximum size of sample perch was 8 inches. Other species available for anglers include bowfin (dogfish), brown bullhead, cisco (tullibee), hybrid sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, white sucker, yellow bullhead, and yellow perch.

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 Five Point 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 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 C1249 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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