Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Ten Mile

Nearest Town: Hackensack
Primary County: Cass
Survey Date: 08/19/2013
Inventory Number: 11041300
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Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
Unknown Other
DNR Concrete SOUTHWEST SHORE


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): 5080.41
Littoral Area (acres): 1316
Maximum Depth (ft): 208
Water Clarity (ft): 18

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


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

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 0.80 0.3 - 1.7 0.42 0.3 - 0.6
Gill net 0.60 0.2 - 1.1 0.42 0.2 - 0.5
Bluegill Trap net 16.13 3.7 - 42.9 0.17 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 2.47 N/A 0.08 N/A
Bowfin (dogfish) Trap net 0.20 0.3 - 1.1 5.11 3.9 - 5.1
Brown Bullhead Gill net 0.20 0.3 - 1.6 0.73 0.7 - 1.2
Hybrid Sunfish Trap net 1.40 N/A 0.33 N/A
Gill net 0.20 N/A 0.35 N/A
Lake Whitefish Gill net 2.00 0.1 - 0.9 1.93 1.0 - 3.0
Largemouth Bass Trap net 0.93 0.4 - 1.4 0.64 0.3 - 0.7
Gill net 3.33 0.3 - 1.2 0.75 0.6 - 1.0
Northern Pike Trap net 0.33 N/A 2.27 N/A
Gill net 10.33 3.0 - 7.9 1.70 1.7 - 2.8
Pumpkinseed Trap net 1.60 1.6 - 6.9 0.27 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 2.87 N/A 0.12 N/A
Rock Bass Trap net 3.07 0.7 - 3.3 0.31 0.2 - 0.5
Gill net 15.07 1.0 - 6.6 0.35 0.3 - 0.5
Smallmouth Bass Trap net 0.13 0.1 - 0.6 0.08 0.1 - 0.6
Gill net 0.73 0.2 - 0.9 2.12 0.9 - 1.8
Walleye Trap net 0.13 0.3 - 0.9 7.21 1.0 - 2.2
Gill net 9.07 4.0 - 9.6 1.99 1.1 - 1.9
White Sucker Trap net 0.07 0.2 - 0.8 2.84 1.4 - 2.7
Gill net 1.80 1.0 - 3.5 2.38 1.5 - 2.3
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 0.40 0.9 - 4.8 0.62 0.7 - 1.0
Gill net 5.27 0.6 - 6.4 0.67 0.6 - 0.9
Yellow Perch Trap net 0.07 0.7 - 3.7 0.08 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 5.13 7.1 - 33.9 0.17 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 2 7 10 2 0 0 0 0 21
bluegill 143 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 279
bowfin (dogfish) 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
brown bullhead 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
hybrid sunfish 1 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
lake whitefish 0 0 2 4 19 5 0 0 30
largemouth bass 1 26 21 13 3 0 0 0 64
northern pike 0 0 0 6 90 48 12 4 160
pumpkinseed 35 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 67
rock bass 39 203 30 0 0 0 0 0 272
smallmouth bass 2 0 0 4 7 0 0 0 13
walleye 0 0 10 25 77 17 9 0 138
white sucker 0 0 0 3 24 1 0 0 28
yellow bullhead 1 5 69 10 0 0 0 0 85
yellow perch 8 65 5 0 0 0 0 0 78


For the record, the largest Lake Whitefish taken in Minnesota weighed 12 lbs., 4.5 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Leech Lake near Walker
    When: 3/21/99.
    Statistics: 28.5" length, 20" girth

Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2013 Walleye2 fingerlings 66,678 2,630.0
2011 Walleye fingerlings 2,430 179.0
  Walleye2 fingerlings 51,542 2,631.0
2009 Walleye1 fingerlings 42,104 2,632.0
  Walleye yearlings 55 11.0
2008 Walleye1 fingerlings 16,698 499.9
2007 Walleye yearlings 3,567 1,394.0
  Walleye fingerlings 3,177 326.0
  Walleye adults 957 985.0
2006 Walleye adults 6 8.0
  Walleye fingerlings 19,121 619.4
  Walleye yearlings 5,359 342.0
  Walleye1 fingerlings 921 101.0
2005 Walleye adults 591 499.0
  Walleye fingerlings 3,148 230.0
  Walleye yearlings 3,456 847.0

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
TEN MILE
Cass Co., 11041300
Bluegill Sunfish All sizes        
Cisco All sizes        
Crappie   All sizes     Mercury
Lake Whitefish   All sizes     Mercury
Largemouth Bass   All sizes     Mercury
Northern Pike   shorter than 20" 20" or longer   Mercury
Rock Bass   All sizes     Mercury
Smallmouth Bass   All sizes     Mercury
Sunfish   All sizes     Mercury
Walleye   shorter than 19" 19" or longer   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
TEN MILE
Cass Co., 11041300
Bluegill Sunfish All sizes        
Cisco All sizes        
Crappie All sizes        
Lake Whitefish All sizes        
Largemouth Bass All sizes        
Northern Pike   All sizes     Mercury
Rock Bass All sizes        
Smallmouth Bass All sizes        
Sunfish   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 08/19/2013)

Ten Mile Lake is a 5080-acre lake located near Hackensack, MN that has 24.8 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 208 feet. There is a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) public access on the southwest shore off of County Road 12. The DNR has classified Minnesota's lakes into 43 different classes based on physical, chemical and other characteristics. Ten Mile Lake is in Lake Class 22; lakes in this class are very large, very deep, clear, and irregularly shaped.

Northern Pike are abundant in Ten Mile Lake and catch rates have been historically high compared to other Lake Class 22 waters. The mean length for Northern Pike was 20 inches and fish up to 32 inches were sampled. A 20-inch maximum length limit on Northern Pike was implemented to improve the size structure of the population. The regulation was determined to be ineffective and was converted to a 24- to 36-inch protected slot limit in 2008. This survey is the first completed since the regulation was modified, and more surveys are needed to evaluate its effect on the population. Good numbers of large Northern Pike are present and a large 2011 year class should become available to anglers soon. Walleye gill net catch rates were similar to those found in other lakes in this class, and lengths ranged from 10 to 30 inches, with 20% of the Walleye sampled exceeding 20 inches long. Large year classes in 2009 and 2011 should provide immediate and future fishing opportunities. Largemouth and Smallmouth bass also provide additional quality fishing opportunities to anglers. Fish approaching 19 inches long for both species have been sampled. Other fish species that anglers can expect to encounter include Black Crappie, Bluegill, Bowfin (dogfish), Brown Bullhead, Lake Whitefish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Rock Bass, 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 the aquatic invasive species (AIS) that have been identified in Ten Mile Lake are the Chinese Mystery Snail and Purple Loosestrife. 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 B0290 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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