Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Rebecca

Nearest Town: Hastings
Primary County: Dakota
Survey Date: 05/22/2012
Inventory Number: 19000300

Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
City Concrete


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 81.58
Littoral Area (acres): 81.58
Maximum Depth (ft): 15
Water Clarity (ft): 2.2

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


Did you know? Each year, DNR fisheries personnel stock game fish fry and fingerlings in lakes lacking habitat for natural reproduction.

Fish Sampled for the 2012 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Crappie Trap net 16.10 2.4 - 15.1 0.26 0.2 - 0.4
Gill net 33.00 1.5 - 14.7 0.21 0.1 - 0.3
Bluegill Trap net 11.60 1.9 - 29.5 0.26 0.2 - 0.3
Gill net 3.00 N/A 0.26 N/A
Channel Catfish Gill net 0.50 N/A 13.45 N/A
Common Carp Gill net 0.50 0.3 - 4.2 0.21 0.8 - 5.0
Freshwater Drum Trap net 0.10 0.1 - 7.0 5.40 0.3 - 1.3
Golden Shiner Gill net 7.50 0.4 - 4.3 0.18 0.1 - 0.1
Hybrid Sunfish Trap net 0.20 N/A 0.14 N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 0.20 0.3 - 1.2 4.63 0.4 - 1.2
Northern Pike Trap net 0.10 N/A 4.35 N/A
Gill net 4.00 1.5 - 7.0 6.55 1.5 - 3.4
Sauger Trap net 0.20 0.2 - 0.4 2.81 1.3 - 2.0
Shorthead Redhorse Trap net 0.10 1.2 - 6.8 5.62 1.2 - 2.4
Shortnose Gar Gill net 0.50 N/A 2.18 N/A
Walleye Gill net 1.00 1.0 - 7.3 6.23 1.0 - 2.8
White Bass Trap net 0.10 0.1 - 1.2 2.21 1.1 - 2.4
White Crappie Trap net 0.20 2.5 - 11.6 0.71 0.2 - 0.4
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 0.30 0.8 - 6.2 1.99 0.4 - 0.7
Yellow Perch Trap net 0.30 0.5 - 3.4 0.13 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 1.50 3.0 - 26.5 0.24 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 2012 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 39 183 1 0 0 0 0 0 227
bluegill 39 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 122
channel catfish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
common carp 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
freshwater drum 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
golden shiner 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
hybrid sunfish 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
largemouth bass 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
northern pike 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 9
sauger 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
shorthead redhorse 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
shortnose gar 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
walleye 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
white bass 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
white crappie 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
yellow bullhead 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
yellow perch 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 6


For the record, the largest Flathead Catfish taken in Minnesota weighed 70 lbs. and was caught:

    Where: St. Croix River
    When: 1970

Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2010 Channel Catfish fingerlings 5,565 132.5
2009 Channel Catfish yearlings 31 13.5
2008 Channel Catfish yearlings 1,657 163.0
2007 Channel Catfish fingerlings 7,686 126.0
2005 Northern Pike yearlings 154 101.6

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
REBECCA
Dakota Co., 19000300
Bluegill Sunfish   All sizes     Mercury
Bullhead All sizes        
Carp   All sizes     Mercury
Crappie   All sizes     Mercury
Largemouth Bass   All sizes     Mercury
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
REBECCA
Dakota Co., 19000300
Bluegill Sunfish All sizes        
Bullhead All sizes        
Carp 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 05/22/2012)

Bluegill and crappie made up most of the catch in 2012. Bluegill were common, but not abundant. Average size of bluegill sampled was good, with more than 30 percent of the bluegill sampled measuring more than 7" in length. Crappie sampled in 2012 were generally small, with only one crappie larger than 9" observed. Northern pike were sampled in average numbers in 2012, and were large. The average size northern pike observed was 30" long and weighed 6.5 pounds. Largemouth bass were sampled in average numbers, with some larger fish present in the catch. One bass in 5 sampled exceeded 16" in length. Walleye, sauger and channel catfish were sampled in very low numbers in 2012.


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
1200 Warner Rd
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: (651) 259-5831
Internet: East Metro Fisheries
E-Mail: MetroEast.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 C2406 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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