Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Long

Nearest Town: Walker
Primary County: Cass
Survey Date: 07/22/2013
Inventory Number: 11048000

Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
US Forest Service Concrete Public access with a concrete plank ramp on US Forest Service land


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 284.35
Littoral Area (acres): 81
Maximum Depth (ft): 80
Water Clarity (ft): 11.5 (10-13)

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 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 0.56 0.5 - 2.2 0.54 0.3 - 0.5
Gill net 0.17 0.3 - 1.7 0.09 0.2 - 0.5
Bluegill Trap net 14.56 7.7 - 43.4 0.11 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 0.50 N/A 0.27 N/A
Hybrid Sunfish Trap net 0.44 N/A 0.12 N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 0.33 0.4 - 1.5 0.25 0.2 - 0.7
Gill net 1.33 0.5 - 1.7 0.54 0.5 - 1.2
Northern Pike Trap net 1.00 N/A 2.34 N/A
Gill net 10.00 2.2 - 8.7 1.87 1.5 - 3.2
Pumpkinseed Trap net 2.11 1.4 - 5.9 0.10 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 0.67 N/A 0.08 N/A
Rock Bass Trap net 1.78 0.8 - 3.7 0.13 0.2 - 0.4
Gill net 0.33 0.7 - 4.4 0.32 0.2 - 0.4
Tullibee (cisco) Gill net 1.00 1.3 - 10.4 0.13 0.3 - 1.0
Walleye Gill net 0.17 1.0 - 5.0 5.66 1.2 - 3.0
White Sucker Gill net 0.33 0.5 - 2.0 5.16 1.6 - 2.6
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 1.56 1.0 - 5.3 0.57 0.5 - 0.9
Gill net 2.33 1.0 - 6.0 0.49 0.4 - 0.7
Yellow Perch Trap net 0.22 0.4 - 2.3 0.32 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 0.33 1.5 - 13.8 0.28 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 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 6
bluegill 98 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 134
hybrid sunfish 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
largemouth bass 2 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 11
northern pike 0 0 0 0 21 43 4 1 69
pumpkinseed 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
rock bass 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
tullibee (cisco) 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
walleye 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
white sucker 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
yellow bullhead 0 10 17 1 0 0 0 0 28
yellow perch 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4


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

    Where: Tofte Lake, Lake County
    When: 1/9/73
    Statistics: 25" length

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 07/22/2013)

Long Lake (ID# 11-0480) is a 284-acre lake about one mile south of the City of Walker, MN. Long Lake has 4.16 miles of shoreline with a maximum depth of 80 feet. A US Forest Service public access is located near the south end of Long Lake. A navigable channel on the north end of Long Lake provides boat access to May Lake.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) has classified Minnesota's lakes into 43 different classes based on physical, chemical and other characteristics. Long Lake is in Lake Class 23. The lake is managed primarily for Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, and Black Crappie and secondarily for Bluegill and Cisco (Tullibee).

Northern Pike were more abundant in Long Lake than in most other lakes in Class 23. The average length of Northern Pike found during DNR test netting was about 21 inches, though fish up to 30 inches were sampled. Largemouth Bass were commonly caught, with fish up to 18 inches being sampled. Black Crappie were present but not abundant in the 2013 DNR sampling and fish up to almost 11 inches were sampled. Bluegill and Pumpkinseed Sunfish were abundant in Long Lake. Though many were less than 6 inches long, fish were also found in the 6- or 7-inch categories. Other species sampled in Long Lake were Hybrid Sunfish, Rock Bass, Walleye, 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. 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 resources office.

Additional information on all of these topics can be found on the MNDNR 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 C0135 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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