Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Adney

Nearest Town: Cross Lake
Primary County: Crow Wing
Survey Date: 06/01/2010
Inventory Number: 18022500

Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
DNR Concrete East side of lake


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 310.06
Littoral Area (acres): 157
Maximum Depth (ft): 27
Water Clarity (ft): 17

Dominant Bottom Substrate: Sand (Abundant)
Abundance of Aquatic Plants: 29 Varieties Sampled
Maximum Depth of Plant Growth (ft): 19.0 (0-20)


Did you know? The annual budget for the Section of Fisheries is approximately $17 million, which is funded primarily by fishing license and stamp fees and by a federal excise tax on fishing and boating equipment.

Fish Sampled for the 2010 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Crappie Trap net 2.78 0.8 - 4.3 0.38 0.2 - 0.5
Bluegill Trap net 18.33 8.3 - 50.1 0.19 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 1.00 N/A 0.34 N/A
Bowfin (dogfish) Trap net 2.22 0.5 - 1.5 4.24 3.0 - 4.8
Hybrid Sunfish Trap net 11.67 N/A 0.41 N/A
Gill net 0.50 N/A 0.46 N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 0.22 0.3 - 1.4 0.80 0.3 - 1.0
Gill net 0.50 0.3 - 1.8 0.63 0.6 - 1.3
Northern Pike Trap net 0.56 N/A 2.57 N/A
Gill net 21.25 4.8 - 12.5 2.17 1.4 - 2.5
Pumpkinseed Trap net 2.11 2.8 - 10.3 0.25 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 0.25 N/A 0.27 N/A
Rock Bass Trap net 0.56 0.5 - 1.5 0.62 0.3 - 0.5
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 29.33 2.1 - 10.5 0.84 0.4 - 0.7
Gill net 25.50 1.9 - 12.1 0.72 0.4 - 0.7
Yellow Perch Trap net 0.11 0.3 - 2.8 0.13 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 0.25 2.0 - 21.5 0.42 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 2010 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 4 9 12 0 0 0 0 0 25
bluegill 91 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 169
bowfin (dogfish) 0 0 0 0 1 14 5 0 20
hybrid sunfish 9 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 107
largemouth bass 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
northern pike 0 0 0 0 55 22 6 7 90
pumpkinseed 6 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
rock bass 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 5
yellow bullhead 0 5 257 98 0 0 0 0 366
yellow perch 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2


For the record, the largest Tiger Muskellunge taken in Minnesota weighed 34 lbs., 12 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Lake Elmo, Washington County
    When: 7/7/99
    Statistics: 51" length, 22.5" 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 06/01/2010)

Adney Lake is a 304 acre lake located 4 miles southeast of Crosslake, in Crow Wing County. A public access is located on the east side of the lake. The maximum depth is 27 feet and 52% of the lake is less than 15 feet deep. The lake has relatively soft water, moderate fertility, and good clarity. The number of cabins/homes around the lake increased slightly from the previous count in 1998 to a relatively high density of 26 cabins/homes per shoreline mile in 2010. Shallow water substrates are primarily sand, with some gravel, rubble, and muck also present. The lake supports a diverse aquatic plant community consisting of 30 species. Aquatic plants help prevent erosion, stabilize bottom sediments, provide spawning habitat, and provide food and shelter for a variety of aquatic organisms.

Northern pike were captured at a rate of 21.2 per gill net in 2010. This is, the highest catch of the previous four surveys on the lake dating back to 1967 and is high when compared to similar lakes. Pike growth was good and fish averaged 20.9".

Spring electrofishing was used to sample largemouth bass in Adney Lake for the first time in 2010. The catch of 191 fish per hour was very high for the area. Several year classes were identified and although growth was slow, fish averaged 11.7" and measured up to 20".

The catch of black crappie was typical for this type of lake and remained similar to previous surveys. The bluegill catch was also normal for this type of lake, but was a decrease from pervious catches on Adney. Size was decent for both species.

Additional sampling for nearshore fish was also conducted using shoreline seining and backpack electrofishing. Several species of darters, shiners, and other minnows were collected. In addition, a single young of the year smallmouth bass was collected. This was the first record of smallmouth in this lake, and indicates at least a small population capable of reproducing. A total of 17 species of fish were collected in all sampling methods combined during the 2010 survey.


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
1601 Minnesota Dr
Brainerd, MN 56401
Phone: (218) 828-2550
Internet: Brainerd Fisheries
E-Mail: Brainerd.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 C1031 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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