Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Shallow

Nearest Town: Nevis
Primary County: Hubbard
Survey Date: 06/02/2008
Inventory Number: 29008900

Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
County Gravel County access at south end of lake at highway 18 bridge.


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 284.3
Littoral Area (acres): 255
Maximum Depth (ft): 10
Water Clarity (ft): 7.5

Dominant Bottom Substrate: Sand (Abundant)
Abundance of Aquatic Plants: 20 Varieties Sampled
Maximum Depth of Plant Growth (ft): 6.7 (4-10)


Did you know? Habitat acquisition of lands next to lakes and streams protects spawning areas and shoreline vegetation, and it increases access to fishing waters.

Fish Sampled for the 2008 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Bullhead Trap net 0.17 1.1 - 17.4 0.77 0.2 - 0.6
Black Crappie Trap net 5.50 0.8 - 6.5 0.52 0.2 - 0.6
Bluegill Trap net 7.75 2.5 - 25.0 0.25 0.1 - 0.5
Brown Bullhead Trap net 0.92 1.5 - 9.8 1.01 0.4 - 0.9
Largemouth Bass Trap net 0.08 0.3 - 0.9 0.19 0.3 - 1.2
Northern Pike Trap net 1.50 N/A 2.52 N/A
Pumpkinseed Trap net 2.50 1.4 - 8.6 0.20 0.1 - 0.3
Rock Bass Trap net 0.58 0.3 - 1.4 0.72 0.3 - 0.6
White Sucker Trap net 1.00 0.4 - 1.5 3.63 1.5 - 2.6
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 11.50 1.8 - 7.2 0.57 0.5 - 0.8
Yellow Perch Trap net 0.08 0.8 - 4.5 0.05 0.1 - 0.4
Normal Ranges represent typical catches for lakes with similar physical and chemical characteristics.


Length of Selected Species (Trapnet, Gillnet) Sampled for the 2008 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 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
black crappie 2 21 40 3 0 0 0 0 66
bluegill 24 68 1 0 0 0 0 0 93
brown bullhead 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 0 11
largemouth bass 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
northern pike 0 0 0 0 6 9 2 1 18
pumpkinseed 14 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
rock bass 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 7
white sucker 0 0 0 0 3 9 0 0 12
yellow bullhead 0 22 103 9 0 0 0 0 138
yellow perch 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1


For the record, the largest Burbot taken in Minnesota weighed 19 lbs., 3 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Lake of the Woods near Baudette
    When: Lake of the Woods County
    Statistics: 36.25" length, 22.75" 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 06/02/2008)

Shallow Lake is located three miles west of Nevis in Hubbard County. Shallow Lake has a surface area of 255 acres and a maximum depth of only 10 feet. Shallow Lake has abundant stands of both emergent and submergent aquatic vegetation such as hardstem bulrush, cattail, and yellow water lilies. There is a county owned public access with an earthen ramp located on the outlet channel at the south end of the lake. The outlet channel of Shallow Lake connects to Belle Taine Lake to the south. Shallow Lake provides angling opportunities for bass, panfish, and northern pike.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has classified Minnesota's lakes into 43 different types based on physical, chemical, and other characteristics. Shallow Lake is in lake class 39. Other area lakes in this same classification include: First Crow Wing, Fourth Crow Wing, Ham, Hart, Hennepin, Hungryman, Minnie, Paine, Peysenski, Portage, Rice, Stocking, Upper Twin, and Wolf.

Shallow Lake supports abundant populations of bass and sunfish. Spring electrofishing survey sampled moderate numbers of largemouth bass (49 largemouth bass/hour) when compared to other area lakes. Sampled largemouth bass had an average length and weight of 14.6 inches and 1.7 pounds, with fish measured up to 20.1 inches. The number of larger bass (> 15.0 inches) was high when compared to other area lakes. Smallmouth bass are also present and were sampled in low numbers during spring electrofishing (3 smallmouth bass/hour). Panfish abundance was within the range "typical" for this lake class. Anglers will find good numbers of bluegill and pumpkinseed in the 6-8 inch size range and black crappie in the 9-11 inch size range. Abundant northern pike spawning habitat of shallow, submerged and emergent vegetation results in excellent reproduction and recruitment of northern pike in Shallow Lake. Sampled northern pike had an average length and weight of 22.8 inches and 2.5 pounds, with pike measured up to 32.6 inches.

Other species sampled included high numbers of yellow bullhead and moderate numbers of white sucker and rock bass. Yellow perch, brown bullhead, and black bullhead were sampled in low numbers.


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
301 S Grove Ave
Park Rapids, MN 56470
Phone: (218) 732-4153
Internet: Park Rapids Fisheries
E-Mail: ParkRapids.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 B0141 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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