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Name: Allie

Nearest Town: Buffalo Lake
Primary County: Renville
Survey Date: 07/21/2008
Inventory Number: 65000600
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Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
County Earthen County Park on W side of lake
Private Property Concrete North shore.
DNR Concrete South side of SE bay.


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 509.12
Littoral Area (acres): 451
Maximum Depth (ft): 12
Water Clarity (ft): 4.5

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


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Fish Sampled for the 2008 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Bullhead Gill net 0.33 30.3 - 150.6 0.52 0.2 - 0.4
Black Crappie Trap net 1.11 1.2 - 20.5 0.42 0.2 - 0.5
Gill net 1.11 1.4 - 13.8 0.35 0.2 - 0.4
Bluegill Trap net 3.78 1.2 - 20.0 0.29 0.1 - 0.4
Channel Catfish Trap net 0.44 N/A 3.30 N/A
Gill net 2.11 N/A 3.28 N/A
Common Carp Trap net 3.56 1.0 - 5.5 4.81 1.4 - 4.6
Gill net 7.67 1.0 - 13.8 4.88 0.8 - 3.7
Golden Shiner Trap net 0.22 0.2 - 1.1 0.09 0.1 - 0.1
Green Sunfish Trap net 0.33 0.2 - 1.9 0.10 0.1 - 0.2
Hybrid Sunfish Trap net 0.11 N/A 0.16 N/A
Northern Pike Trap net 0.11 N/A 7.74 N/A
Gill net 0.78 1.1 - 8.0 1.50 1.8 - 3.4
Orangespotted Sunfish Trap net 0.33 N/A 0.03 N/A
Walleye Trap net 3.44 0.5 - 3.0 0.31 0.8 - 2.3
Gill net 4.89 2.3 - 18.1 0.66 1.0 - 2.3
White Sucker Trap net 0.22 0.3 - 2.6 2.70 1.0 - 2.0
Gill net 4.11 0.8 - 6.5 2.40 0.9 - 2.0
Yellow Perch Trap net 0.22 0.3 - 3.8 0.10 0.1 - 0.3
Gill net 5.89 2.7 - 25.0 0.22 0.1 - 0.3
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
black bullhead 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
black crappie 1 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 20
bluegill 10 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 34
channel catfish 0 1 0 1 7 12 2 0 23
common carp 0 0 0 0 19 74 6 1 101
golden shiner 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
green sunfish 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
hybrid sunfish 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
northern pike 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 8
orangespotted sunfish 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
walleye 0 46 5 6 17 0 0 0 75
white sucker 0 0 0 3 31 4 0 0 39
yellow perch 13 35 4 0 0 0 0 0 55


For the record, the largest Chinook Salmon (King) taken in Minnesota weighed 33 lbs., 4 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Poplar River, Cook County
    When: 9/23/89
    Statistics: 44.75" length, 25.75" girth

    and by

    Where: 10/12/89
    When:
    Statistics: Lake Superior, St. Louis County

Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2013 Walleye fry 452,042 4.0
2012 Walleye fry 451,698 4.6
2010 Walleye fry 449,997 4.4
2009 Walleye fry 751,000 7.1
2008 Bluegill adults 126 14.0
  Northern Pike fry 108,345 1.9
  Walleye fry 461,482 4.5
2007 Walleye fry 451,219 4.3
2006 Walleye fry 451,000 4.3
  Yellow Perch adults 1,650 275.0
2004 Walleye fry 451,000 3.8

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

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 07/21/2008)

A population assessment was conducted at Allie Lake in 2008 to evaluate a 2006 yellow perch stocking effort and to document the status of the fish population following the 2007-2008 partial winterkill. A total of 12 different species of fish were sampled, plus hybrid sunfish. Based on summer net catches the partial winterkill that occurred on Allie was not severe. Stocking efforts in 2008 were based on presence/absence results found during a spring trap netting assessment.

Gill nets sampled 44 walleye for a catch rate of 4.9/net, which was in the normal range for lakes of this classification. The 2005 catch rate was 6.4/net. Walleye were 6.7 to 19.6 inches long averaging 11.5 inches. Walleye were 1 to 5 years old with 5 year-classes present. Age 1 fish made up 55% of the gill net sample. Approximately 53% of the gill netted walleye were less than 8.5 inches in length. A total of 461,000 fry were stocked in 2008.

Gill nets sampled 7 northern pike for a catch rate of 0.8/net, which was below the normal range for this type of lake. The 2005 catch rate was also low at 0.2/net. Catch rates from 1992 onward have all been low. Northern pike were 16.3 to 21.3 inches long averaging 19.6 inches. Trap nets sampled pike up to 34.5 inches in length. Northern pike were 1 to 5 years old with 3 year-classes present. Growth was fast. A total of 108,000 fry were stocked in 2008.

Gill nets sampled 53 yellow perch for a catch rate of 5.9/net, which was within the normal range for this type of lake. The 2005 catch rate was 0.9/net. Yellow perch were 5.7 to 9.7 inches long averaging 7.4 inches. Approximately 8% of the gill net catch was 9 inches or longer. Yellow perch were 1 to 5 years old with 5 year-classes present. The 2006 year-class accounted for 55% of the sample, possibly indicating that the stocking effort that year was somewhat successful.

Gill nets sampled 19 channel catfish for a catch rate of 2.1/net. The 2005 catch rate was 1.3/net. Channel catfish were 14.8 to 26.7 inches long averaging 20.9 inches. Natural reproduction continued to sustain this introduced species.

Gill nets sampled 69 carp for a catch rate of 7.7/net, which was within the normal range for this type of lake. The 2005 catch rate was 5.6/net. Carp were 17.7 to 31.6 inches long averaging 21.4 inches. The trap net catch rate was 3.6/net.

Gill nets sampled 3 black bullhead for a catch rate of 0.3/net, which was below the normal range for this type of lake. The 2005 catch rate was also 0.3/net. High numbers of black bullhead have not been trap netted since the 1994 assessment. Black bullhead were 5.4 to 11.5 inches long averaging 9.3 inches. Trap nets did not sample any black or yellow bullhead.

Trap nets sampled 10 black crappie for a catch rate of 1.1/net, which was below the normal range. The 2005 catch rate was also low (1.4/net). High numbers of black crappie have not been trap netted since the 2000 assessment. Black crappie were 8.0 to 11.9 inches long averaging 8.9 inches. Gill nets also sampled low numbers of black crappie. Black crappie were not stocked following the winterkill, since survivors were found during the spring trap netting assessment.

Trap nets sampled 34 bluegill for a catch rate of 3.8/net, which was within the normal range. The 2005 catch rate was 1.8/net. Bluegill have not been sampled in high numbers since the 2000 assessment. Bluegill were 4.7 to 9.5 inches long averaging 6.7 inches. Approximately 12% of the trap net catch was 8 inches or longer. A total of 126 adult bluegill were stocked in the spring of 2008.

Sporadic good fishing, mainly walleye, can be had at Allie Lake and angling opportunities should improve with time.


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
20596 Hwy 7
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Phone: (320) 234-2550
Internet: Hutchinson Fisheries
E-Mail: Hutchinson.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 C2131 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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