Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Round

Nearest Town: Nisswa
Primary County: Crow Wing
Survey Date: 07/08/2013
Inventory Number: 18037300
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Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
DNR Concrete South shore off of Co. Rd. 115.


Fishing Regulations:

Special and/or Experimental Fishing Regulations exist on this lake. Please refer to our online Minnesota Fishing Regulations.

Fish Health:

Disease:Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS)Date Tested:4/12/2010Result:Negative
Source: UMN

Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 1650.11
Littoral Area (acres): 627
Maximum Depth (ft): 51
Water Clarity (ft): 11.2 (8-13.5)

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


Did you know? Much of Minnesota's fisheries program is reimbursed by the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Program (federal excise tax), administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Fish Sampled for the 2013 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Crappie Trap net 0.33 0.4 - 2.3 0.45 0.3 - 0.6
Gill net 0.20 0.4 - 2.7 0.44 0.3 - 0.6
Bluegill Trap net 12.67 4.4 - 49.0 0.15 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 2.53 N/A 0.16 N/A
Bowfin (dogfish) Trap net 0.42 0.3 - 1.1 5.59 3.7 - 5.1
Brown Bullhead Trap net 0.08 0.3 - 1.6 1.58 0.7 - 1.1
Gill net 0.07 0.3 - 1.8 1.26 0.7 - 1.2
Burbot Gill net 0.20 0.1 - 0.3 3.14 1.2 - 3.0
Common Carp Trap net 0.50 0.2 - 1.0 6.80 3.8 - 8.7
Gill net 0.07 0.2 - 1.0 10.71 2.3 - 8.2
Hybrid Sunfish Trap net 0.92 N/A 0.39 N/A
Gill net 0.13 N/A 0.50 N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 0.42 0.3 - 1.3 0.72 0.2 - 0.8
Gill net 0.53 0.3 - 1.4 0.90 0.5 - 1.2
Northern Pike Trap net 0.17 N/A 2.46 N/A
Gill net 13.33 2.8 - 9.0 3.18 1.6 - 2.8
Pumpkinseed Trap net 1.17 1.8 - 7.8 0.11 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 0.27 N/A 0.17 N/A
Rock Bass Trap net 1.25 0.5 - 2.5 0.45 0.3 - 0.5
Gill net 3.07 0.6 - 3.9 0.70 0.3 - 0.5
Smallmouth Bass Gill net 0.07 0.1 - 0.9 3.25 0.9 - 2.0
Tullibee (cisco) Gill net 0.67 0.8 - 6.2 1.14 0.6 - 1.4
Walleye Gill net 7.27 3.3 - 8.8 1.07 1.2 - 2.1
White Sucker Gill net 3.07 0.9 - 4.0 1.87 1.6 - 2.4
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 1.08 1.2 - 5.2 1.01 0.6 - 0.9
Gill net 0.73 1.2 - 10.9 1.37 0.6 - 0.9
Yellow Perch Trap net 0.42 0.6 - 3.5 0.20 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 29.67 7.0 - 46.3 0.15 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 2013 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 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 7
bluegill 126 55 1 0 0 0 0 0 190
bowfin (dogfish) 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 5
brown bullhead 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
burbot 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
common carp 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 7
hybrid sunfish 2 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 13
largemouth bass 1 5 2 4 1 0 0 0 13
northern pike 0 1 0 1 16 123 40 20 202
pumpkinseed 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
rock bass 7 10 44 0 0 0 0 0 61
smallmouth bass 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
tullibee (cisco) 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 0 10
walleye 0 8 49 14 28 8 2 0 109
white sucker 0 8 6 4 23 5 0 0 46
yellow bullhead 0 0 5 18 1 0 0 0 24
yellow perch 70 367 10 0 0 0 0 0 450


For the record, the largest Greater Redhorse taken in Minnesota weighed 12 lbs., 11.5 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Sauk River, Stearns County
    When: 5/20/05
    Statistics: 28.5" length, 18.5" girth

Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2013 Walleye fry 627,000 5.0
2012 Walleye fry 627,000 5.5
2011 Walleye fry 627,000 5.7
2010 Walleye fry 627,000 6.3
2009 Walleye fry 627,000 6.3
2008 Walleye fry 627,000 6.3
2007 Walleye fry 627,000 6.3
2006 Walleye fry 627,000 6.3
2005 Walleye fry 665,000 6.0

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

These fish consumption guidelines help people make choices about which fish to eat and how often. Following the guidelin es enables people to reduce their exposure to contaminants while still enjoying the many benefits from fish.

Pregnant Women, Women who may become pregnant and Children under age 15

LAKE NAME
County, DOWID
Species Meal Advice Contaminants
Unrestricted 1 meal/week 1 meal/month Do not eat
ROUND
Crow Wing Co., 18037300
Cisco All sizes        
Crappie All sizes        
Northern Pike   All sizes     Mercury
Walleye   All sizes     Mercury

General Population

LAKE NAME
County, DOWID
Species Meal Advice Contaminants
Unrestricted 1 meal/week 1 meal/month Do not eat
ROUND
Crow Wing Co., 18037300
Cisco All sizes        
Crappie All sizes        
Northern Pike   All sizes     Mercury
Walleye   All sizes     Mercury

DOWID - MN DNR, Division of Waters' lake ID number.

Contaminants listed were measured at levels that trigger advice to limit consumption.

Listing of consumption guidelines do not imply the fish are legal to keep, MN DNR fishing regulations should be consulted.

Dioxin
Mercury
PCBS - Polychlorinated biphenyls
PFOS - Perfluorooctane sulfanate


Status of the Fishery (as of 07/08/2013)

Round Lake is a 1,644 acre lake located just south of Nisswa in Crow Wing County. The lake reaches depths of 51 feet, with 38% of the lake less than 15 feet deep. Water clarity is good with a secchi disk reading of 12 feet. Although the lake is heavily developed, there are still large beds of emergent vegetation (primarily bulrush). Protection of aquatic vegetation, especially emergent vegetation, is important for maintaining good water quality. Aquatic vegetation is also critical for fish spawning areas as well as providing cover for fish.

Round Lake is stocked annually with walleye fry. The 2013 gillnet catch of 7.3 walleyes/gillnet was average compared to similar lakes. Past survey have had catch rate from 2.9/gillnet (2004) up to 14.1/gillnet (1991). Average size was 13.4 inches and 1.1 lbs, with walleyes up to 26.3 inches captured. Two year old fish (2011 year class) made up 50% of the catch. These fish were between nine and eleven inches during the July survey.

Round Lake has a 30-inch minimum size limit on northern pike which was established in 2003. The northern pike gillnet catch of 13.3/gillnet was above average, and the highest to date. Average size was 24.0 inches and 3.2 lbs. Fish at least 24 inches long accounted for 40% of the catch, and 10% were 30 inches or greater. Northern pike up to 37.4 inches were captured.

Largemouth bass were sampled by a spring electrofishing survey at a rate of 59.4/ hr. run-time. Average length was 12.6 inches. Black crappies were caught in low numbers in both gillnets and trapnets. For both gears combined, 71% of the black crappies were at least 8 inches in length.

Bluegills were caught in average numbers at 12.3/trapnet. Average length was 5.1 inches, and 21% were seven inches or greater. Yellow perch were also caught in average numbers at 29.7/ gillnet. Most of the perch caught were too small to be of interest to anglers at an average length of 6.9 inches. However there were a few larger individuals caught with the biggest measuring 9.8 inches. Yellow perch are an important prey species, especially for walleyes and northern pike.

Round Lake is designated as AIS (aquatic invasive species) infested waters because of zebra mussels. Lake users should inspect and remove any aquatic plants and animals from their watercraft and trailers as well as pull the plug and drain all water from the watercraft, including bilges, livewells and baitwells.


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 C0995 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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