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Name: MURPHY

Nearest Town: TWO HARBORS
Primary County: St. Louis
Survey Date: 06/29/1964
Inventory Number: 69-0035-00

Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
Unknown Unknown Poor-foot trail thrgh woods. No dsgntd access, but part of the shore is in fed. ownrshp lands.


Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 71.00
Littoral Area (acres): 71.00
Maximum Depth (ft): 5.00
Water Clarity (ft): 3.00

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


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

Fish Sampled for the 1964 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Yellow Perch Gill net 35.5 N/A - N/A 0.30 N/A - N/A
White Sucker Gill net 1.0 N/A - N/A 2.85 N/A - N/A
Northern Pike Gill net 11.5 N/A - N/A 1.19 N/A - N/A
Yellow Perch Trap net 4.3 N/A - N/A 0.29 N/A - N/A
White Sucker Trap net 0.3 N/A - N/A 3.20 N/A - N/A
Northern Pike Trap net 3.0 N/A - N/A 0.92 N/A - N/A
Normal Ranges represent typical catches for lakes with similar physical and chemical characteristics.


Length of Selected Species Sampled for All Gear for the 1964 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
Northern Pike 0 0 3 12 13 9 0 0 37
Yellow Perch 15 48 23 2 0 0 0 0 88


For the record, the largest Rainbow Trout taken in Minnesota weighed 17 lbs., 6 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Knife River, Lake County
    When: 1/19/74
    Statistics: 36.9" length

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.


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
5351 North Shore Dr
Duluth, MN 55804
Phone: (218) 525-0853
Internet: Duluth Fisheries
E-Mail: Duluth.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
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
Internet: www.dnr.state.mn.us
E-Mail: info.dnr@state.mn.us

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