Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: UNNAMED (Two Fiftyfour)

Nearest Town: Isabella
Primary County: Lake
Survey Date: 10/09/2003
Inventory Number: 38-0254-00

Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
US Forest Service Unknown Lake is surrounded by federal land & is 0.1 mile north of Forest Service Road #172.

Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 8.50
Littoral Area (acres): 8.50
Maximum Depth (ft): 6.00
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? There are 15,000 miles of fishable streams in Minnesota, including 2,600 miles of trout streams.

Fish Sampled up to the 2003 Survey Year


Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)


Normal Range

Brook Trout Gill net 4.0 N/A - N/A 0.87 N/A - N/A
White Sucker Gill net 2.0 3.0 - 23.0 2.11 0.4 - 1.9
Yellow Perch Gill net 46.5 2.0 - 15.0 ND 0.1 - 0.2
Normal Ranges represent typical catches for lakes with similar physical and chemical characteristics.

Length of Selected Species Sampled for All Gear for the 2003 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
Brook Trout 0 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 8
Yellow Perch 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 51

For the record, the largest Golden Redhorse taken in Minnesota weighed 3 lb., 15.5 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Root River, Fillmore County
    When: 4/30/07
    Statistics: 20.125" length, 12.375" girth

Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2008 Brook Trout fingerlings 487 16.0
2006 Brook Trout fingerlings 493 14.0

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

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 10/09/2003)

Lake Two Fifty-four is an 8.5 acre lake located approximately six miles east of Isabella, MN. Access is by an unmarked foot path for 0.1 mile; north of U.S. Forest Service Road 172. The lake is surrounded by federal land and the shoreline is in a natural state.

Conditions in Lake Two Fifty-four are considered marginal for stream trout, with shallow water, high summer temperatures, and a dense yellow perch population. Nevertheless, fair numbers of brook trout were sampled, including a small number of quality-size fish. The average size was 10.7 inches; however, fish up to 15.2 inches (2.5 lb) were sampled.

The lake is scheduled to be stocked with brook trout fingerlings every even year; however, if it is determined that these stockings do not provide a suitable fishery stocking will be discontinued.

Lake Two Fifty-four is not a designated trout lake, but the open season, possession limit, size limit, transportation, and other stream trout regulations found under the stream trout "Lakes" section of the Minnesota Fishing Regulations apply.

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
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

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