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Name: Kroon

Nearest Town: Lindstrom
Primary County: Chisago
Survey Date: 06/22/2009
Inventory Number: 13001300

Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
DNR Concrete


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 181.43
Littoral Area (acres): 150
Maximum Depth (ft): 30
Water Clarity (ft): 4

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


Did you know? Habitat acquisition of lands next to lakes and streams protects spawning areas and shoreline vegetation, and it increases access to fishing waters.

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 1.00 1.8 - 21.2 0.23 0.2 - 0.3
Gill net 6.00 2.5 - 16.5 0.20 0.1 - 0.3
Bluegill Trap net 15.22 7.5 - 62.5 0.15 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 10.20 N/A 0.20 N/A
Bowfin (dogfish) Trap net 0.33 0.4 - 1.3 4.02 2.3 - 4.1
Brown Bullhead Trap net 4.22 0.2 - 1.4 0.97 0.5 - 1.0
Gill net 1.00 0.4 - 2.0 1.52 0.5 - 1.0
Golden Shiner Gill net 0.80 0.3 - 1.5 0.13 0.1 - 0.1
Hybrid Sunfish Trap net 1.89 N/A 0.26 N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 0.44 0.2 - 0.7 0.60 0.2 - 0.9
Gill net 1.20 0.3 - 0.8 1.69 0.4 - 1.0
Northern Pike Trap net 0.44 N/A 1.37 N/A
Gill net 12.80 1.5 - 7.3 4.62 2.0 - 3.5
Pumpkinseed Trap net 4.67 0.7 - 4.2 0.26 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 1.60 N/A 0.31 N/A
Walleye Gill net 0.20 1.2 - 6.3 5.90 1.2 - 2.7
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 6 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 39
bluegill 58 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 188
bowfin (dogfish) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
brown bullhead 0 0 19 24 0 0 0 0 43
golden shiner 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
hybrid sunfish 2 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
largemouth bass 0 1 4 3 2 0 0 0 10
northern pike 0 0 0 0 4 26 23 12 68
pumpkinseed 2 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
walleye 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1


For the record, the largest White Sucker taken in Minnesota weighed 9 lbs., 1 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Big Fish Lake, Stearns County
    When: 5/1/83
    Statistics: 24.25" length, 16.25" girth

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 06/22/2009)

Kroon is 192 acre lake located in southern Chisago County near Lindstrom. The lake has a maximum depth of 30 feet. Seventy eight percent of the lake is less than 15 feet deep. A state owned public boat access is located on the east side of the lake. Much of the lakeshore has sand substrate and is fringed with cattail and lily pads. The lake is managed primarily for northern pike and receives low to moderate angling pressure.

Based on 2009 field results, anglers should find good stocks of largemouth bass and northern pike. Bass averaged 11.2 inches and 0.8 pounds. Quality sized bass are available with 41% of measured fish breaking the 12 inch mark. Northern pike were more abundant and with a larger average size than in the past three samples. Most northern (61%) were between 22 and 28 inches in length. Although bluegill abundance returned to a more historic level, size may be an issue with some anglers. Few of the 189 bluegill measured exceeded 7 inches and none were over 8 inches. Black crappie levels in the gill nets, while typical for lakes similar to Kroon, were lower than in the past three assessments. Crappies were larger than in 2004 with 64% of the catch exceeding 7 inches. Yellow perch were not sampled during the 2009 netting. Their low abundance is likely an effect of the burgeoning northern pike population. One large walleye was netted, likely a migrant from Chisago Lake. Other species present in 2009 included; brown bullhead, bowfin (dogfish), golden shiner, hybrid sunfish, and pumpkinseed sunfish.


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
PO Box 398
306 Power Ave N
Hinckley, MN 55037
Phone: (320) 384-7721
Internet: Hinckley Fisheries
E-Mail: Hinckley.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 C1373 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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