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Name: Reno

Nearest Town: Forada
Primary County: Pope
Survey Date: 07/12/2010
Inventory Number: 61007800
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Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
DNR Concrete
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Fish Health:

Disease:Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS)Date Tested:4/13/2010Result:Negative
Source: UMN

Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 3793.63
Littoral Area (acres): 1303
Maximum Depth (ft): 23
Water Clarity (ft): 5.3 (4.5-6)

Dominant Bottom Substrate: Sand (Abundant)
Abundance of Aquatic Plants: 14 Varieties Sampled
Maximum Depth of Plant Growth (ft): 12.5 (0-15)


Did you know? Fishing piers are installed on lakes to provide opportunities for shore fishing.

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 Gill net 12.93 0.6 - 6.8 1.09 0.5 - 1.0
Black Crappie Trap net 0.47 0.4 - 2.3 0.62 0.3 - 0.6
Gill net 2.13 0.4 - 2.7 0.66 0.3 - 0.6
Bluegill Trap net 1.27 4.4 - 49.0 0.09 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 1.73 N/A 0.56 N/A
Bowfin (dogfish) Trap net 0.40 0.3 - 1.1 3.98 3.7 - 5.1
Brown Bullhead Trap net 1.07 0.3 - 1.6 1.44 0.7 - 1.1
Gill net 4.00 0.3 - 1.8 0.92 0.7 - 1.2
Common Carp Trap net 0.20 0.2 - 1.0 7.95 3.8 - 8.7
Gill net 0.33 0.2 - 1.0 11.97 2.3 - 8.2
Hybrid Sunfish Trap net 0.33 N/A 0.18 N/A
Gill net 0.07 N/A 0.47 N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 1.00 0.3 - 1.3 0.24 0.2 - 0.8
Gill net 0.47 0.3 - 1.4 1.33 0.5 - 1.2
Northern Pike Trap net 0.07 N/A 8.29 N/A
Gill net 0.73 2.8 - 9.0 3.15 1.6 - 2.8
Pumpkinseed Trap net 0.80 1.8 - 7.8 0.16 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 1.20 N/A 0.29 N/A
Rock Bass Trap net 0.40 0.5 - 2.5 0.40 0.3 - 0.5
Gill net 1.47 0.6 - 3.9 0.45 0.3 - 0.5
Walleye Trap net 1.93 0.2 - 0.8 1.43 1.0 - 2.7
Gill net 17.87 3.3 - 8.8 1.97 1.2 - 2.1
White Sucker Gill net 4.40 0.9 - 4.0 1.87 1.6 - 2.4
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 1.13 1.2 - 5.2 0.95 0.6 - 0.9
Gill net 3.60 1.2 - 10.9 0.90 0.6 - 0.9
Yellow Perch Trap net 4.73 0.6 - 3.5 0.10 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 132.80 7.0 - 46.3 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 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 4 46 143 1 0 0 0 194
black crappie 3 2 34 0 0 0 0 0 39
bluegill 19 21 4 1 0 0 0 0 45
bowfin (dogfish) 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 6
brown bullhead 0 0 32 39 5 0 0 0 76
common carp 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 8
hybrid sunfish 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
largemouth bass 10 2 3 7 0 0 0 0 22
northern pike 0 0 0 0 2 6 3 1 12
pumpkinseed 11 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
rock bass 1 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 28
walleye 0 27 13 35 179 35 8 0 297
white sucker 0 4 4 24 27 7 0 0 66
yellow bullhead 0 1 42 28 0 0 0 0 71
yellow perch 715 1324 16 0 0 0 0 0 2063


For the record, the largest Tiger Muskellunge taken in Minnesota weighed 34 lbs., 12 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Lake Elmo, Washington County
    When: 7/7/99
    Statistics: 51" length, 22.5" girth

Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2013 Walleye fry 1,954,500 17.0
2011 Walleye fry 2,000,835 18.2
2009 Walleye fry 516,384 4.5
  Walleye fry 1,439,852 14.6
  Walleye* yearlings 16,000 500.0
2008 Walleye fry 999,221 10.0
  Walleye* fry 1,150,050 10.5
2007 Walleye* fry 1,900,000 16.9
  Walleye fry 224,740 2.0
2005 Walleye* fry 1,974,979 17.8

Privately Stocked Fish
* indicates privately stocked fish. Private stocking includes fish purchased by the DNR for stocking and fish purchased and stocked by private citizens and sporting groups.

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
RENO
Pope Co., 61007800
Bluegill Sunfish   All sizes     Mercury
Crappie   All sizes     Mercury
Northern Pike   All sizes     Mercury
Walleye     All sizes   Mercury
White Sucker   All sizes     Mercury

General Population

LAKE NAME
County, DOWID
Species Meal Advice Contaminants
Unrestricted 1 meal/week 1 meal/month Do not eat
RENO
Pope Co., 61007800
Bluegill Sunfish All sizes        
Crappie All sizes        
Northern Pike   All sizes     Mercury
Walleye   All sizes     Mercury
White Sucker 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 07/12/2010)

Lake Reno is a 3,722-acre, highly productive lake located between Glenwood and Alexandria. It is the second largest lake in Pope County. Public accesses are located on northeast and southwest shorelines of the lake. An extended high water period that began in the mid-80s has greatly reduced emergent vegetation coverage. Submerged vegetative growth is limited and generally restricted to narrow leaf species.

Lake Reno is well known as a good walleye lake. Walleye are very abundant in response to natural reproduction and solid performance of supplemental fry stockings. Average catch rates during surveys dating back to 1989 have been well above expected catches for similar lakes. Gillnet catches averaged 17.9-fish/net in 2010. Mean weight of walleye captured was 2.0 lbs. The 2005 year class (age-5 fish in 2010) accounted for 65 per cent of walleye netted. These fish averaged 16.0 to 20.0 inches at time of the survey. Age distribution of the 2010 walleye population sample extended out to 15 years-of-age.

Despite excellent fishing potential, walleye fishing has been slow. The yellow perch population increased greatly in the late-90s and remains high. Perch catches in 2010 averaged 132.8-fish/gillnet. Walleye have been presented with an abundance of young-of-year perch to consume. Young walleye were also competing with adult perch populations for food and space. Adult perch may also prey on or compete with young sunfishes.

Bluegill catches during the 2010 survey were lower than during the 2006 survey. The 2010 trapnet catch rate was more typical of catches recorded in surveys prior to 2006. Strong 2002, 2003, and 2004 year classes prevalent in the 2006 population sample have passed from the fishery. Only two year classes were represented in the 2010 population sample. Poor nesting success and excessive mortality of larval bluegill contribute to the population decrease. Black crappie catches also declined. Trapnet catches averaged 0.5 fish per net. Most crappies captured were greater than 10.0 inches. Electrofishing efforts to capture largemouth bass yielded a catch rate of 63.0-fish per hour. Ninety-eight percent of captured bass exceeded 12.0 inches in length. Fishing quality, in terms of average size of bass, should be good. The high relative proportion of older bass in the population is also indicative of poor reproductive success or low survival of larval and juvenile bass. Fishing quality will erode with little recruitment of young fish in the population.

Northern pike gillnet catches averaged 0.7 fish/gillnet in 2010. Mean weight of pike was 3.2 lbs. Low pike abundance is likely reflected in high walleye and perch numbers.

Black, brown and yellow bullheads are all present in Lake Reno. Size structure of all three species is impressive with many fish exceeding 12.0 inches.


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
23070 North Lakeshore Dr
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-4573
Internet: Glenwood Fisheries
E-Mail: Glenwood.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 B0239 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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