Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Five Point (Four Point)

Nearest Town: Hackensack
Primary County: Cass
Survey Date: 07/01/2013
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): 13.0 (12-14)

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


Did you know? Fisheries personnel monitor and regulate aquaculture, fishing tournaments, commercial fishing operations, aquatic plant management, and aeration.

Fish Sampled for the 2013 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Crappie Trap net 0.11 0.7 - 3.4 0.03 0.2 - 0.6
Gill net 0.33 0.6 - 3.5 0.78 0.2 - 0.5
Bluegill Trap net 26.44 6.1 - 46.6 0.17 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 1.50 N/A 0.16 N/A
Bowfin (dogfish) Trap net 1.56 0.4 - 1.3 4.81 2.9 - 4.9
Gill net 0.67 0.3 - 0.6 4.84 3.1 - 4.8
Brown Bullhead Trap net 1.00 0.4 - 2.1 1.01 0.6 - 1.1
Hybrid Sunfish Trap net 0.22 N/A 0.41 N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 0.56 0.3 - 1.3 0.78 0.2 - 0.7
Gill net 0.50 0.3 - 1.7 0.96 0.6 - 1.2
Northern Pike Trap net 0.33 N/A 2.46 N/A
Gill net 18.00 3.5 - 10.5 2.74 1.6 - 2.9
Pumpkinseed Trap net 0.33 2.0 - 8.5 0.18 0.1 - 0.2
Rock Bass Trap net 0.44 0.5 - 1.8 0.09 0.2 - 0.5
Gill net 0.33 0.3 - 1.9 0.13 0.2 - 0.5
Tullibee (cisco) Gill net 0.17 0.5 - 4.8 2.30 0.7 - 1.9
Walleye Gill net 2.67 1.3 - 5.0 2.16 1.3 - 2.5
White Sucker Gill net 0.33 0.5 - 2.7 2.47 1.8 - 2.5
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 1.56 1.3 - 9.8 0.74 0.5 - 0.8
Gill net 0.33 1.0 - 10.5 1.40 0.4 - 0.8
Yellow Perch Trap net 0.33 0.5 - 3.3 0.16 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 24.17 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 2013 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 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
bluegill 133 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 247
bowfin (dogfish) 0 0 0 0 0 10 8 0 18
brown bullhead 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 9
hybrid sunfish 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
largemouth bass 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 8
northern pike 0 0 0 0 23 60 26 2 111
pumpkinseed 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
rock bass 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
tullibee (cisco) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
walleye 0 0 2 5 4 4 1 0 16
white sucker 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
yellow bullhead 0 1 11 4 0 0 0 0 16
yellow perch 26 121 1 0 0 0 0 0 148


For the record, the largest Blue Sucker taken in Minnesota weighed 14 lbs., 3 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Mississippi River near Alma, Wabasha County
    When: 2/28/87
    Statistics: 30.4" length, 20.2" 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 07/01/2013)

Five Point Lake (DOW#11-351, Lake Class 31) is a 251-acre lake located near Hackensack, MN. There is a state-owned public access on the west shore. Five Point Lake has 3.82 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 37 ft. 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; lakes in this class are regularly shaped, clear, and have hard water. The lake is primarily managed for Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, and Bluegill, and secondarily for, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Tullibee (Cisco) and Walleye.

Northern Pike were highly abundant compared to other Class 31 lakes. Northern Pike average length was 23inches and fish up to 35 inches were sampled. Consistent reproduction for the past eight years should provide future opportunities for anglers targeting Northern Pike. Abundance of Bluegill is similar other lakes. Bluegill average length was 5.7 inches with fish up to 9 inches observed in the sample. Moderate densities and large size structure should present good opportunities for anglers. Walleye were similar in abundance to previous surveys, and fish up to 29 inches were sampled with an average length of about 18 inches. A variety of age classes are present within the Walleye population that should maintain current angling opportunities. Anglers may encounter other species such as Black Crappie, Bowfin (dogfish), Brown Bullhead, Hybrid Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Tullibee (Cisco), White Sucker, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch.

People can have significant impacts on lakes and the fish populations they support. Harvest, lakeshore development, removal of shoreline vegetation, and introductions of invasive species can all adversely affect fish populations. Currently no aquatic invasive species (AIS) have been identified in Five Point Lake. AIS are moved from infested to non-infested waters by anglers, boaters, and lake shore owners and can adversely impact lakes and fish populations. To avoid spreading AIS, lake users are required to remove all aquatic plants or animals from their watercraft and drain all water from their boat before leaving the access. If you suspect an infestation of an invasive species in this lake, save a specimen and report it to a local natural resource office. Additional information on all of these topics can be found on the DNR website (www.dnr.state.mn.us) or by contacting the Walker Area Fisheries office.


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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