Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Cross

Nearest Town: Pine City
Primary County: Pine
Survey Date: 06/28/2010
Inventory Number: 58011900
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Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
City Other
DNR Concrete On east side off County 9 near outlet dam.
DNR Concrete On the Snake River in Pine City.


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 925.28
Littoral Area (acres): 507.3
Maximum Depth (ft): 30
Water Clarity (ft): 4.9

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


Did you know? Spawning habitat improvements can enhance naturally reproducing populations of fish species such as walleye and northern pike.

Fish Sampled for the 2010 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Bullhead Trap net 0.08 0.3 - 2.8 1.23 0.4 - 0.8
Gill net 0.08 0.6 - 9.5 0.67 0.5 - 0.8
Black Crappie Trap net 1.42 0.7 - 3.2 0.30 0.2 - 0.5
Gill net 3.58 0.5 - 2.7 0.32 0.2 - 0.4
Bluegill Trap net 10.08 5.6 - 42.3 0.30 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 2.08 N/A 0.27 N/A
Brown Bullhead Trap net 0.08 0.3 - 1.5 0.57 0.6 - 1.0
Channel Catfish Gill net 1.67 N/A 4.76 N/A
Chestnut Lamprey Gill net 0.08 N/A ND N/A
Common Carp Trap net 0.08 0.2 - 1.1 21.38 3.0 - 7.8
Freshwater Drum Trap net 1.83 0.5 - 2.4 1.59 0.4 - 1.1
Gill net 0.92 0.8 - 10.5 1.03 0.2 - 0.7
Golden Redhorse Trap net 0.08 N/A 2.43 N/A
Gill net 0.08 N/A 2.65 N/A
Golden Shiner Trap net 0.17 0.1 - 0.7 0.06 0.1 - 0.1
Greater Redhorse Trap net 0.17 N/A 4.18 N/A
Gill net 0.17 N/A 5.37 N/A
Lake Sturgeon Gill net 0.17 N/A 4.12 N/A
Northern Pike Trap net 0.33 N/A 3.43 N/A
Gill net 1.08 3.1 - 8.5 6.24 1.5 - 2.7
Pumpkinseed Trap net 0.33 1.7 - 8.2 0.15 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 0.17 N/A 0.19 N/A
River Redhorse Trap net 0.25 N/A 3.60 N/A
Gill net 0.17 N/A 7.41 N/A
Shorthead Redhorse Trap net 0.33 0.3 - 3.9 1.54 1.2 - 2.9
Gill net 0.50 0.2 - 1.2 1.59 1.1 - 2.5
Smallmouth Bass Trap net 0.08 0.1 - 0.4 0.09 0.1 - 0.6
Walleye Trap net 0.08 0.2 - 0.7 0.15 0.9 - 2.9
Gill net 0.83 1.3 - 5.5 2.30 1.2 - 2.4
White Bass Gill net 0.17 0.7 - 1.7 0.57 N/A
White Crappie Trap net 0.08 0.6 - 1.9 0.14 0.2 - 0.4
Gill net 0.50 0.6 - 6.6 0.10 0.2 - 0.3
White Sucker Trap net 0.17 0.2 - 1.0 1.96 1.7 - 2.9
Gill net 0.33 0.5 - 3.5 2.65 1.6 - 2.4
Yellow Perch Trap net 1.17 0.5 - 2.7 0.14 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 11.42 2.5 - 24.2 0.18 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 2010 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 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
black crappie 6 38 16 0 0 0 0 0 60
bluegill 15 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 146
brown bullhead 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
channel catfish 0 0 0 3 4 8 4 1 20
chestnut lamprey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
common carp 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
freshwater drum 0 1 7 13 10 1 0 0 33
golden redhorse 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
golden shiner 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
greater redhorse 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
lake sturgeon 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
northern pike 0 0 0 0 3 4 3 6 17
pumpkinseed 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
river redhorse 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5
shorthead redhorse 0 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 10
smallmouth bass 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
walleye 0 1 1 2 2 5 0 0 11
white bass 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
white crappie 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
white sucker 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 6
yellow perch 19 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 151


For the record, the largest Yellow Bullhead taken in Minnesota weighed 3 lbs., 10.5 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Osakis Lake, Todd County
    When: 8/5/02
    Statistics: 17 7/8" length, 11 3/4" girth

Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2013 Muskellunge fingerlings 942 100.0
  Walleye2 fingerlings 14,560 520.0
2012 Muskellunge fingerlings 500 125.0
  Walleye2 fingerlings 6,274 450.0
2011 Muskellunge fingerlings 569 111.5
  Walleye2 fingerlings 9,277 507.0
2010 Muskellunge fingerlings 706 154.3
  Walleye1 fingerlings 3,937 254.0
2009 Muskellunge fingerlings 540 120.0
  Walleye1 fingerlings 14,325 1,000.0
2008 Muskellunge fingerlings 583 91.5
2007 Walleye1 fingerlings 9,603 1,000.0
2006 Muskellunge fingerlings 469 106.3
2005 Walleye1 fingerlings 10,457 1,000.0
2004 Muskellunge fingerlings 507 108.2

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
CROSS
Pine Co., 58011900
Freshwater Drum   All sizes     Mercury
Walleye     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
CROSS
Pine Co., 58011900
Freshwater Drum   All sizes     Mercury
Walleye   All sizes     Mercury
Yellow Perch   All sizes     Mercury

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 06/28/2010)

Cross Lake is a 943 acre fertile basin in lake class 25 managed primarily for walleye and muskellunge. Walleye stocking has recently been altered. Beginning in 2010, five hundred pounds of walleye fingerlings will be stocked annually. Muskellunge fingerlings are stocked biennially at a rate of one per littoral acre for a total of 507 fish. Water clarity is moderate with algal blooms common in summer. The shore is predominately sand and is highly developed especially the west shore. Public access is available on the river just west of the lake and on the east shore near the river outlet.

Cross Lake anglers should expect moderate user pressure from both fishing and recreational boating. Both bluegill and black crappie ought to provide anglers harvestable sized fish in typical abundance for the lake class. Bluegill averaged 0.3 pounds and 7 inches while black crappie averaged 8.1 and 0.3 pounds. Yellow perch should be available in good numbers with 23% of the catch eight inches and larger. Muskellunge, northern pike, walleye, and channel catfish all offer quality size angling with catfish being the most abundant.

Other fish species present during the assessment were black, brown and yellow bullhead, golden redhorse, river redhorse, shorthead redhorse, greater redhorse, golden shiner, freshwater drum, white bass, pumpkinseed, common carp, and white sucker.


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 B0233 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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