Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Elizabeth

Nearest Town: Cambridge
Primary County: Isanti
Survey Date: 09/22/1999
Inventory Number: 30-0083-00

Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 323.00
Littoral Area (acres): N/A
Maximum Depth (ft): 5.00
Water Clarity (ft): N/A

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


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 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 09/22/1999)

Lake Elizabeth is a 323-acre lake with a maximum depth of 5 feet located in Isanti County near the town of Cambridge. The lake is known to frequently experience fish winterkills of some degree and has been used in the past as a walleye rearing pond. Currently, Lake Elizabeth is classified as a State Game Refuge. Hunting of geese and ducks is prohibited except when specifically opened during special seasons (see Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Supplement). Other forms of hunting and trapping are allowed during their listed seasons. Fishing is also allowed during the appropreiate season dates. A special assessment was conducted during the open water season of 1999 to develop a fish species composition list. Eight trap net sets captured 36 black crappie from 3.9 to 8.4 inches, 22 bluegill sunfish from 2.0 to 7.8 inches, 1 hybrid sunfish at 7.7 inches, 2 northern pike at 21.8 and 31.1 inches, 1 pumpkinseed sunfish at 6.9 inches, and 24 painted turtles. Black crappie and northern pike showed reproductive success. Fish communities will probably experience fluctuations due to frequent fish winterkills of varying intensities.


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
PO Box 398
306 Power Ave N
Hinckley, MN 55037
Phone: (320) 384-7721
Internet: Hinckley Fisheries
E-Mail: Hinckley.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
No depth map available.


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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