|Nearest Town: Plymouth
Primary County: Hennepin
|Survey Date: 06/11/2007|
Inventory Number: 27010700
|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.|
|Species||Number of fish per net||
Average Fish Weight (lbs)
Normal Range (lbs)
|Black Crappie||Gill net||1.33||1.9 - 18.0||0.20||0.1 - 0.3|
|Bluegill||Trap net||312.12||6.5 - 59.6||0.12||0.1 - 0.2|
|Green Sunfish||Trap net||0.88||0.3 - 2.0||0.06||0.1 - 0.1|
|Hybrid Sunfish||Trap net||3.12||N/A||0.21||N/A|
|Largemouth Bass||Trap net||0.12||0.3 - 0.8||0.15||0.2 - 1.1|
|Northern Pike||Trap net||0.25||N/A||1.16||N/A|
|Gill net||20.17||2.5 - 7.9||2.73||1.8 - 3.3|
|Pumpkinseed||Trap net||0.38||0.8 - 5.3||0.09||0.1 - 0.2|
|Yellow Bullhead||Trap net||5.00||0.8 - 5.0||0.79||0.4 - 0.7|
|Gill net||8.00||1.0 - 6.9||0.79||0.4 - 0.7|
|Species||Number of fish caught in each category (inches)|
|For the record, the largest Coho Salmon taken in Minnesota weighed 10 lbs., 6.5 oz. and was caught: |
Statistics: 27.3" length
Parkers Lake is a 97-acre, class 30 lake within the city of Plymouth. Boat access to the lake is through a city maintained concrete boat ramp on the north end of the lake and shore access is available from a public fishing pier located on the west side of the lake. Northern pike and bluegill were the most abundant game fish during this survey but largemouth bass are also an important game fish in this lake.
Northern pike abundance is at an all time high for Parkers Lake. Gill nets averaged 20.2 northern pike per net, and mean weight was 2.7 pounds. Lengths ranged from 17.7 to 32 inches and averaged 22.6 inches. The size structure of this population includes a large number of fish between 20 and 25 inches and 8 percent of the population is longer than 28 inches.
Bluegill trap net catches (312.1 per net) were very high compared with similar lakes. Similar to northern pike, this marks the highest bluegill abundance for Parkers Lake. These fish tend to be small, averaging 5.3 inches and 0.1 pounds. Only 25 percent of the population is longer than 6 inches and no fish greater than 8 inches were sampled.
Other sunfish species sampled during this survey include pumpkinseed, hybrid, and green sunfish, however abundance is low and sizes are small (mean lengths are 4.4, 6.0, and 4.1 inches for the respective species).
Black crappie were sampled in below average numbers (1.3 per net) and have been below the normal range since 1985. Sampled black crappies ranged from 6.4 to 8.5 inches and averaged 7.4 inches.
Largemouth bass were not targeted during this survey, however one three-year-old bass was sampled that measured 7.2 inches and weighed 0.2 pounds.
Yellow bullhead were at above average density and weight (average weight = 0.8 pound). Lengths ranged from 5.9 to 13.6 and averaged 11 inches.
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