Fisheries Lake Survey

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Name: Tanners (Tanner's)

Nearest Town: Landfall
Primary County: Washington
Survey Date: 08/01/2011
Inventory Number: 82011500
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Public Access Information

Ownership Type Description
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Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 74.39
Littoral Area (acres): 28
Maximum Depth (ft): 46
Water Clarity (ft): 8

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


Did you know? The state operates 17 hatcheries: 5 for trout and salmon and 12 for coolwater species.

Fish Sampled for the 2011 Survey Year

Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Crappie Trap net 3.00 1.8 - 18.1 0.14 0.2 - 0.3
Bluegill Trap net 13.75 6.5 - 59.6 0.12 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 2.00 N/A 0.20 N/A
Green Sunfish Trap net 0.50 0.3 - 2.0 0.03 0.1 - 0.1
Hybrid Sunfish Trap net 1.62 N/A 0.08 N/A
Gill net 0.50 N/A 0.15 N/A
Largemouth Bass Trap net 0.12 0.3 - 0.8 0.28 0.2 - 1.1
Northern Pike Trap net 0.50 N/A 2.11 N/A
Gill net 5.50 2.5 - 7.9 2.92 1.8 - 3.3
Pumpkinseed Trap net 4.25 0.8 - 5.3 0.05 0.1 - 0.2
Walleye Trap net 0.25 0.3 - 1.2 0.27 0.8 - 3.2
Yellow Bullhead Trap net 2.38 0.8 - 5.0 0.73 0.4 - 0.7
Yellow Perch Trap net 0.12 0.3 - 1.5 0.10 0.1 - 0.2
Gill net 5.50 1.5 - 12.8 0.11 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 2011 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 crappie 13 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
bluegill 81 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 114
green sunfish 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
hybrid sunfish 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
largemouth bass 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
northern pike 0 0 0 0 6 5 4 0 15
pumpkinseed 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34
walleye 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
yellow bullhead 0 2 13 4 0 0 0 0 19
yellow perch 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 12


For the record, the largest White Crappie taken in Minnesota weighed 3 lbs., 15 oz. and was caught:

    Where: Lake Constance, Wright County
    When: 7/28/02
    Statistics: 18" length, 16" girth

Fish Stocking Activity

Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years

Year Species Size Number Pounds
2013 Channel Catfish yearlings 2,628 473.0
2012 Walleye adults 176 176.0
  Walleye fingerlings 285 8.6
2010 Channel Catfish fingerlings 6,064 147.9
  Walleye adults 1 1.0
  Walleye fingerlings 4,908 141.0
  Walleye fry 1,100,000 9.9
  Walleye yearlings 130 26.0
2009 Channel Catfish yearlings 1,685 137.0
  Yellow Perch adults 1,224 298.5
2008 Channel Catfish yearlings 1,690 170.0
  Walleye* fingerlings 2,486 168.0
  Walleye yearlings 12 2.0
2007 Channel Catfish yearlings 1,689 111.1
2006 Channel Catfish yearlings 1,688 75.0
  Walleye fingerlings 4,763 139.0
  Walleye yearlings 64 32.0
2005 Channel Catfish yearlings 1,710 76.0
2004 Channel Catfish yearlings 1,309 111.5
  Walleye yearlings 69 24.1
  Walleye fingerlings 7,190 174.9

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
TANNERS
Washington Co., 82011500
Bluegill Sunfish   All sizes     PFOS
Channel Catfish   All sizes     Mercury
Crappie   All sizes     PFOS
Largemouth Bass   All sizes     PFOS
Northern Pike     All sizes   Mercury

General Population

LAKE NAME
County, DOWID
Species Meal Advice Contaminants
Unrestricted 1 meal/week 1 meal/month Do not eat
TANNERS
Washington Co., 82011500
Bluegill Sunfish   All sizes     PFOS
Crappie   All sizes     PFOS
Largemouth Bass   All sizes     PFOS
Northern Pike   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 08/01/2011)

Bluegills are the most abundant species in Tanners Lake. The population is considered average when comparing similar lakes. The average size found was 5.26 inches. Only 27.8% of the bluegills sampled exceeded 6 inches in length. Black crappies were also sampled in average abundance. Their average size was 6.17 inches. Only 2 walleye were sampled during this survey and were both stocked the previous year. Neither fish exceeded 12 inches in length. Northern pike were sampled in average abundance and size. Individuals up to 27 inches were sampled during the survey. Pumpkinseed sunfish, green sunfish and hybrid sunfish were each sampled in average numbers. Channel catfish were not sampled during this survey. Annual stocking of this species continues


For more information on this lake, contact:

Area Fisheries Supervisor
1200 Warner Rd
St. Paul, MN 55106
Phone: (651) 259-5831
Internet: East Metro Fisheries
E-Mail: MetroEast.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 C0752 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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