Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Hattie

Nearest Town: Lake George
Primary County: Hubbard
Survey Date: 08/04/2009
Inventory Number: 29030000
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Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
DNR Concrete Located on east shore.


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 359.37
Littoral Area (acres): 77
Maximum Depth (ft): 39
Water Clarity (ft): 11

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


Did you know? Fishing piers are installed on lakes to provide opportunities for shore fishing.

Fish Sampled for the 2009 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Bullhead Gill net 3.67 0.8 - 7.7 0.53 0.4 - 0.8
Black Crappie Trap net 0.89 0.7 - 3.4 0.23 0.2 - 0.6
Gill net 1.33 0.6 - 3.5 0.24 0.2 - 0.5
Bluegill Trap net 11.56 6.1 - 46.6 0.18 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 6.33 N/A 0.20 N/A
Brown Bullhead Trap net 0.11 0.4 - 2.1 0.89 0.6 - 1.1
Gill net 1.50 0.5 - 2.5 0.67 0.6 - 1.0
Hybrid Sunfish Trap net 1.89 N/A 0.33 N/A
Gill net 1.67 N/A 0.29 N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 0.78 0.3 - 1.3 0.90 0.2 - 0.7
Gill net 2.67 0.3 - 1.7 1.33 0.6 - 1.2
Northern Pike Trap net 1.00 N/A 1.34 N/A
Gill net 6.17 3.5 - 10.5 1.64 1.6 - 2.9
Pumpkinseed Trap net 1.00 2.0 - 8.5 0.27 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 2.50 N/A 0.24 N/A
Rock Bass Trap net 0.22 0.5 - 1.8 0.34 0.2 - 0.5
Gill net 0.33 0.3 - 1.9 0.27 0.2 - 0.5
Walleye Gill net 1.67 1.3 - 5.0 4.62 1.3 - 2.5
White Sucker Gill net 0.17 0.5 - 2.7 0.92 1.8 - 2.5
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 3.22 1.3 - 9.8 0.46 0.5 - 0.8
Gill net 34.83 1.0 - 10.5 0.51 0.4 - 0.8
Yellow Perch Trap net 0.11 0.5 - 3.3 0.05 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 3.50 3.4 - 43.6 0.21 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 2009 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 6 16 0 0 0 0 0 22
black crappie 3 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 16
bluegill 39 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 142
brown bullhead 0 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 10
hybrid sunfish 4 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
largemouth bass 0 3 8 10 2 0 0 0 23
northern pike 0 0 0 4 31 7 3 1 46
pumpkinseed 3 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
rock bass 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
walleye 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 10
white sucker 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
yellow bullhead 1 74 141 4 0 0 0 0 238
yellow perch 4 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 22


For the record, the largest Lake Whitefish taken in Minnesota weighed 12 lbs., 4.5 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Leech Lake near Walker
    When: 3/21/99.
    Statistics: 28.5" length, 20" girth

Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2013 Walleye fry 81,004 1.0
2012 Walleye fry 80,000 0.8
2011 Walleye fry 80,000 0.7
2010 Walleye fry 80,000 0.7
2009 Walleye fry 80,000 0.7
2008 Walleye fry 80,000 0.7
2007 Walleye fry 80,000 0.7
2006 Walleye fry 80,000 0.7
2005 Walleye fry 179,240 1.5
2004 Walleye fry 80,000 0.7

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

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 08/04/2009)

Hattie Lake is located five miles north of the town of Lake George in northern Hubbard County. Hattie Lake has a surface area of 259 acres and a maximum depth of 39 feet. There is a public access on the east shore of the lake. Anglers will find good populations of northern pike, largemouth bass, panfish, as well as a bonus walleye population.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has classified Minnesota's lakes into 43 different types based on physical, chemical, and other characteristics. Hattie is in lake class 31. Other area lakes in this same classification include: Boulder, Fifth through Eighth Crow Wing Lakes, and Evergreen.

Northern pike were sampled in moderate numbers (6.1 pike/gillnet), within the range "typical" for this lake class and similar to past surveys. While larger northern pike are present, the sample was dominated by small "hammer handle" pike. Sampled northern pike had an average length and weight of 19.1 inches and 1.6 pounds. Northern pike growth rates were slow when compared to other class 31 lakes. The northern pike population in Hattie is limited by moderate to high recruitment of young pike and slow growth rates.

Hattie supports good panfish and largemouth bass populations. Anglers can expect to find bluegill and pumpkinseed in the 6-8 inch range and black crappie in the 9-10 inch range. Anglers have reported good largemouth bass fishing with bass of all sizes caught.

Walleye abundance (1.6 walleye/gillnet) was at the low end of the range "typical" for this lake class, similar to recent surveys. Hattie is stocked annually with walleye fry (80,000 fry).

Other species sampled included moderate numbers of hybrid sunfish, and low numbers of rock bass and white sucker.


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 C0941 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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