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Name: HEART

Nearest Town: ZERKEL
Primary County: Clearwater
Survey Date: 07/20/1989
Inventory Number: 15-0058-00

Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
Unknown Unknown COUNTY OWNED IN T.144, R. 37, S.25, EARTH RAMP, APPROXIMATELY 3 UNIT PARKING


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 206.00
Littoral Area (acres): 54.00
Maximum Depth (ft): 55.00
Water Clarity (ft): 24.10

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


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Fish Sampled for the 1989 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Yellow Perch Gill net 2.5 N/A - N/A 0.08 N/A - N/A
Rock Bass Gill net 2.5 N/A - N/A 0.76 N/A - N/A
Pumpkinseed Sunfish Gill net 1.5 N/A - N/A 0.03 N/A - N/A
Northern Pike Gill net 15.5 N/A - N/A 2.61 N/A - N/A
Largemouth Bass Gill net 8.5 N/A - N/A 1.42 N/A - N/A
Bluegill Gill net 20.5 N/A - N/A 0.09 N/A - N/A
Black Crappie Gill net 3.0 N/A - N/A 0.63 N/A - N/A
Yellow Perch Trap net 0.3 N/A - N/A 0.20 N/A - N/A
Rock Bass Trap net 2.3 N/A - N/A 0.36 N/A - N/A
Pumpkinseed Sunfish Trap net 7.3 N/A - N/A 0.13 N/A - N/A
Northern Pike Trap net 1.5 N/A - N/A 1.80 N/A - N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 3.5 N/A - N/A 0.52 N/A - N/A
Brown Bullhead Trap net 1.5 N/A - N/A 1.07 N/A - N/A
Bluegill Trap net 53.3 N/A - N/A 0.12 N/A - N/A
Black Crappie Trap net 1.0 N/A - N/A 0.20 N/A - N/A
Normal Ranges represent typical catches for lakes with similar physical and chemical characteristics.


Length of Selected Species Sampled for All Gear for the 1989 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
Yellow Perch 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Rock Bass 1 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 14
Pumpkinseed Sunfish 28 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 32
Northern Pike 0 0 0 2 10 17 7 0 36
Largemouth Bass 2 9 11 7 2 0 0 0 31
Brown Bullhead 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 6
Bluegill 157 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 216
Black Crappie 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 10


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 07/20/1989)

THE GILLNETS SHOWED NORTHERN PIKE ABOVE THE LOCAL MEAN AND YELLOW PERCH BELOW. PUMPKINSEED, LARGE- MOUTH BASS AND BLUEGILL WERE ALL ABOVE THE LOCAL TRAPNET MEANS, BLACK CRAPPIE NEAR THE MEAN, AND BROWN BULLHEAD AND ROCK BASS BELOW THE MEAN. NO WALLEYE OR WHITE SUCKER WERE CAPTURED IN EITHER GILL OR TRAPNETS ALTHOUGH WALLEYE ARE OCCASIONALLY CAUGHT BY ANGLERS.


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
2114 Bemidji Ave
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 308-2339
Internet: Bemidji Fisheries
E-Mail: Bemidji.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 C0214,C0302 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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