Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Micmac

Nearest Town: Finland
Primary County: Lake
Survey Date: 06/30/2008
Inventory Number: 38023300

Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
DNR Carry-In From State Park trailhead off of State Hwy 61
DNR Carry-In From parking lot off Lake County Rd #402

Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 136.9
Littoral Area (acres): 131
Maximum Depth (ft): 20
Water Clarity (ft): 12

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

Did you know? The state operates 17 hatcheries: 5 for trout and salmon and 12 for coolwater species.

Fish Sampled for the 2008 Survey Year


Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)


Normal Range

Northern Pike Trap net 1.50 N/A 4.65 N/A
Gill net 15.33 2.0 - 6.3 3.77 1.3 - 2.4
Yellow Perch Trap net 36.50 0.4 - 2.1 0.12 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 17.33 2.2 - 14.6 0.16 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
northern pike 0 0 0 0 2 27 23 3 55
yellow perch 112 149 3 0 0 0 0 0 271

For the record, the largest Rock Bass (tie) taken in Minnesota weighed 2 lbs. and was caught:

    Where: Lake Winnibigoshish, Cass County
    When: 5/10/98
    Statistics: 12.6" length, 12.4" 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 06/30/2008)

The northern pike population in Micmac Lake was above average for the lake class. The average length was 24.5 inches; the largest northern pike in the sample was 31.4 inches. The present northern pike population should provide excellent fishing opportunities for walk-in anglers and cabin guests. Yellow perch are present in good numbers with fish over 8 inches present. Many of the yellow perch sampled in 2008 had yellow grub, or neascus (black spot), or both parasites.

Micmac Lake is located within Tettegouche State Park. Access from the trailhead off of the main Park entrance at State Highway 61or the service road off of Lake County Road 402 (Lax Lake Road). Both routes require considerable hikes of more than a mile over steep terrain. Check at the Tettegouche State Park Headquarters on State Highway 61 for information and maps regarding the Micmac Lake area and cabins.

For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
PO Box 546
6686 Hwy 1
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-8840
Internet: Finland Fisheries

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 C2712 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

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