Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Eleven

Nearest Town: Kroschel
Primary County: Kanabec
Survey Date: 07/07/2008
Inventory Number: 33000100
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Ownership Type Description
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Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 314.53
Littoral Area (acres): 290
Maximum Depth (ft): 13
Water Clarity (ft): 2

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


Did you know? The DNR Section of Fisheries has a full-time staff of 285. There are 4 regional and 28 area fisheries offices.

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 0.22 1.1 - 17.4 0.78 0.2 - 0.6
Gill net 0.33 1.9 - 57.5 0.72 0.2 - 0.6
Black Crappie Trap net 12.00 0.8 - 6.5 0.27 0.2 - 0.6
Gill net 17.83 1.0 - 7.3 0.17 0.2 - 0.4
Bluegill Trap net 29.00 2.5 - 25.0 0.23 0.1 - 0.5
Gill net 5.50 N/A 0.26 N/A
Brown Bullhead Trap net 0.67 1.5 - 9.8 0.95 0.4 - 0.9
Golden Shiner Trap net 0.11 0.2 - 0.7 0.09 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 0.33 0.5 - 2.3 0.12 0.1 - 0.1
Largemouth Bass Trap net 0.11 0.3 - 0.9 2.54 0.3 - 1.2
Northern Pike Trap net 0.44 N/A 1.98 N/A
Gill net 9.33 4.6 - 11.6 2.95 1.5 - 2.6
Pumpkinseed Trap net 2.33 1.4 - 8.6 0.25 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 0.83 N/A 0.21 N/A
Walleye Trap net 0.22 0.3 - 0.8 4.35 1.2 - 3.0
Gill net 1.67 1.5 - 5.8 2.44 1.3 - 2.5
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 1.33 1.8 - 7.2 0.72 0.5 - 0.8
Gill net 1.17 0.6 - 5.0 0.36 0.4 - 0.7
Yellow Perch Gill net 4.17 8.0 - 40.3 0.13 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 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 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
black crappie 12 172 18 0 0 0 0 0 215
bluegill 75 210 1 0 0 0 0 0 294
brown bullhead 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 6
golden shiner 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
largemouth bass 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
northern pike 0 0 0 0 14 30 13 3 60
pumpkinseed 11 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
walleye 0 0 1 3 1 6 1 0 12
yellow bullhead 0 9 7 3 0 0 0 0 19
yellow perch 5 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 25


For the record, the largest Mooneye taken in Minnesota weighed 1 lb., 15 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Minnesota River, Redwood County
    When: 6/18/80
    Statistics: 16.5" length, 9.75" girth

Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2013 Walleye fingerlings 3,382 183.0
  Walleye2 fingerlings 3,000 150.0
2011 Walleye fingerlings 3,711 200.0
2010 Walleye fingerlings 6,900 150.0
2008 Walleye fingerlings 13,630 290.0
2006 Walleye1 fingerlings 3,460 289.8
2004 Walleye1 fingerlings 1,620 150.0

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
ELEVEN
Kanabec Co., 33000100
Bluegill Sunfish All sizes        
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
ELEVEN
Kanabec Co., 33000100
Bluegill Sunfish All sizes        
Northern Pike All sizes        
Walleye All sizes        

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 07/07/2008)

Eleven is a 290-acre lake in northern Kanabec County. Despite being shallow, 13 foot maximum, and fertile the lake maintains good oxygen levels throughout the winter. Angling pressure can be high at times, especially in the winter and early summer seasons. Anglers can expect quality sized northerns and bass, which average 23.3 and 14.1 inches respectively. The walleye and perch abundances have slipped likely due to the expanding northern pike population. The black crappie population was sampled at its highest rate in both the trap and gill nets. Overall, crappies averaged 7.1 inches. Sixty four percent of the crappie catch fell between 6 and 7.5 inches. Bluegill have historically been high in abundance and on the small side. The bluegill catch once again exceeded the lake class norm in 2008. Size, however, remains acceptable with an average of 6.4 inches and a quarter pound.


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
To order, use C0529 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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