Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Bean

Nearest Town: Storden
Primary County: Cottonwood
Survey Date: 07/21/2014
Inventory Number: 17005400
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Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
DNR Concrete


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 163.59
Littoral Area (acres): 162.09
Maximum Depth (ft): 12
Water Clarity (ft): 1.5 (1.2-1.7)

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


Did you know? Minnesota has 11,482 lakes 10 acres or larger, of which 5,483 are fishing lakes. Excluding Lake Superior, the state has 3.8 million acres of fishing water. Minnesota's portion of Lake Superior is 1.4 million acres.

Fish Sampled for the 2014 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Bullhead Trap net 33.89 11.5 - 132.6 0.15 0.2 - 0.4
Gill net 309.50 30.3 - 150.6 0.14 0.2 - 0.4
Black Crappie Trap net 2.00 1.2 - 20.5 0.86 0.2 - 0.5
Common Carp Trap net 0.11 1.0 - 5.5 2.43 1.4 - 4.6
Gill net 1.00 1.0 - 13.8 2.70 0.8 - 3.7
Orangespotted Sunfish Trap net 0.56 N/A 0.04 N/A
Walleye Trap net 1.22 0.5 - 3.0 4.26 0.8 - 2.3
Gill net 7.50 2.3 - 18.1 2.14 1.0 - 2.3
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 0.11 0.5 - 2.5 0.31 0.3 - 0.7
Yellow Perch Trap net 2.89 0.3 - 3.8 0.19 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 21.00 2.7 - 25.0 0.15 0.1 - 0.3
Normal Ranges represent typical catches for lakes with similar physical and chemical characteristics.


Length of Selected Species (Trapnet, Gillnet) Sampled for the 2014 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 bullhead 18 902 0 0 0 0 0 0 920
black crappie 0 0 17 1 0 0 0 0 18
common carp 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
orangespotted sunfish 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
walleye 0 0 0 6 9 7 4 0 26
yellow bullhead 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
yellow perch 35 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 64


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
2014 northern pike fingerlings 1,491 13.6
  walleye fingerlings 3,979 173.0
  walleye fry 162,138 1.3
  yellow perch adults 4,125 225.0
2010 Northern Pike fingerlings 1,469 6.4
2007 Northern Pike fingerlings 250 4.2
  Walleye1 fingerlings 1,430 143.0

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

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 07/21/2014)

INTRODUCTION


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
175 Co Rd 26
Windom, MN 56101-1868
Phone: (507) 831-2900
Internet: Windom Fisheries
E-Mail: Windom.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
No depth map available.


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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