Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Bulge

Nearest Town: LUTSEN
Primary County: Cook
Survey Date: 09/01/1976
Inventory Number: 16-0364-00

Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
Unknown Unknown Accessible via 0.25 mile portage from Silver Lake.


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 12.00
Littoral Area (acres): 12.00
Maximum Depth (ft): 8.00
Water Clarity (ft): 8.00

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


Did you know? Ongoing habitat improvement and maintenance work is conducted on trout streams that have publicly owned land or easements.

Fish Sampled for the 1976 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Yellow Perch Gill net 4.0 2.0 - 23.0 0.09 0.1 - 0.2
White Sucker Gill net 5.0 2.6 - 17.5 2.40 0.8 - 2.3
Walleye Gill net 9.5 1.0 - 7.2 1.37 0.8 - 2.4
Northern Pike Gill net 8.5 3.9 - 9.4 1.62 1.2 - 2.4
Normal Ranges represent typical catches for lakes with similar physical and chemical characteristics.


Length of Selected Species Sampled for All Gear for the 1976 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
Northern Pike 0 0 0 0 11 6 0 0 17
Walleye 0 4 3 3 8 1 0 0 19
Yellow Perch 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 8


For the record, the largest Atlantic Salmon taken in Minnesota weighed 12 lbs., 13 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Baptism River, Lake County
    When: 10/12/91
    Statistics: 35.5" length, 16.5" 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 09/01/1976)

Bulge Lake has fair populations of Walleye, N Pike Perch and Suckers.


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
1356 Hwy 61 E
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: (218) 387-3056
Internet: Grand Marais Fisheries
E-Mail: GrandMarais.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 C5002 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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