Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Tetonka

Nearest Town: Waterville
Primary County: Le Sueur
Survey Date: 06/09/2014
Inventory Number: 40003100
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Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
City Asphalt Cannon River City Launch
DNR Asphalt DNR Public Access inside Antl Bay


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 1357.8
Littoral Area (acres): 548
Maximum Depth (ft): 35
Water Clarity (ft): 7.1 (5.7-8.5)

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


Did you know? Lake rehabilitation projects reclaim waters suffering from habitat degradation and overpopulation of some fish species.

Fish Sampled for the 2014 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

No fish were collected.
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Length of Selected Species (Trapnet, Gillnet) Sampled for the 2014 Survey Year
No fish were collected.
Normal Ranges represent typical catches for lakes with similar physical and chemical characteristics.


Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2014 walleye fry 818,160 8.0
2013 Northern Pike fry 49,329 1.0
  Walleye fry 816,777 8.0
2012 Walleye fry 905,520 8.8
2011 Northern Pike fry 44,876 0.8
2010 Channel Catfish fingerlings 3,606 86.5
  Northern Pike fry 58,422 0.9
  Walleye fry 872,912 8.0
  Walleye fry 218,228 2.0
2009 Channel Catfish fingerlings 11,828 164.5
  Walleye fry 828,671 8.2
2008 Channel Catfish fingerlings 18,119 166.2
  Walleye fry 820,000 8.0
2007 Channel Catfish fingerlings 121,325 986.9
2006 Walleye fry 849,220 8.5
2005 Channel Catfish fingerlings 57,491 450.3
  Walleye fry 818,160 8.0

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
TETONKA
Le Sueur Co., 40003100
Bluegill Sunfish   All sizes     Mercury
Bullhead   All sizes     Mercury
Carp All sizes        
Crappie   All sizes     Mercury
Northern Pike     All sizes   Mercury
Walleye     All sizes   Mercury
White Bass     All sizes   Mercury
White Sucker   All sizes     Mercury
Yellow Perch   All sizes     Mercury

General Population

LAKE NAME
County, DOWID
Species Meal Advice Contaminants
Unrestricted 1 meal/week 1 meal/month Do not eat
TETONKA
Le Sueur Co., 40003100
Bluegill Sunfish All sizes        
Bullhead All sizes        
Carp All sizes        
Crappie All sizes        
Northern Pike   All sizes     Mercury
Walleye   All sizes     Mercury
White Bass   All sizes     Mercury
White Sucker   All sizes     Mercury
Yellow Perch 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 06/09/2014)


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
PO Box 86
50317 Fish Hatchery Rd
Waterville, MN 56096-0086
Phone: (507) 362-4223
Internet: Waterville Fisheries
E-Mail: Waterville.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 B0201 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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