2017 lake survey schedule and preliminary results

Below are the catch rates for selected species from Hinckley area lake surveys completed in 2016. The numbers given are numbers per gill net for northern pike (NOP), walleye (WAE), and yellow perch (YEP); numbers per trap net for black crappie (BLC) and bluegill (BLG); and number per hour of electrofishing for largemouth bass (LMB). Please feel free to contact the Hinckley Area Fisheries Office if you have any questions (320-384-7721; [email protected] )

 

Lake                   
SpeciesNumber/gear usedAverage lengthLargest          

Seventeen (30-0059)

    
 5/10/2017 (trap nets only) BLB* 44.4/trap net not measured 
 *black bullhead BLC 21.3/trap net 7.3 inches 13.3 inches
  BLG 16.7/trap net 5.1 inches 9.2 inches
  NOP 1.4/trap net 21.0 inches 32.8 inches
  YEP 6.1/trap net 6.2 inches 9.1 inches

 Little (13-0033)

    
 6/5/2017 BLC 2.2/trap net 10.8 inches 12.5 inches
  BLG 10.8/trap net 6.1 inches 9.5 inches
  LMB 25.5/hour electrofishing 12.0 inches 16.3 inches
  NOP 6.8/gill net 21.0 inches 37.4 inches
  WAE 2.7/gill net 17.0 inches 18.2 inches
  YEP 5.0/gill net 8.5 inches 10.0 inches

 North Center (13-0032-01)

    
 6/12/2017 BLC 7.9/trap net 8.2 inches 11.0 inches
  BLG 52.5/trap net 6.4 inches 8.7 inches
  LMB 137/hour electrofishing 11.7 inches 17.9 inches
  NOP 14.3/gill net 21.6 inches 37.4 inches
  WAE 4.5/gill net 16.7 inches 26.1 inches
  YEP 8.5/gill net 6.5 inches 9.7 inches

 Horseshoe (13-0073)

    
 6/19/2017 BLC 0.7/trap net (33/gill net) 8.0 inches 11.2 inches
  BLG 36.8/trap net 6.4 inches 8.0 inches
  LMB 73/hour electrofishing 12.4 inches 20.2 inches
  NOP 3.7/gill net 23.4 inches 35.3 inches
  YEP 3.2/gill net 7.9 inches 10.0 inches

 Kroon (13-0013)

    
 6/26/2017 BLC 1.1/trap net 7.9 inches 11.2 inches
  BLG 11.8/trap net 5.4 inches 8.2 inches
  LMB 65/hour electrofishing 13.4 inches 20.3 inches
  NOP 9.2/gill net 20.0 inches 35.3 inches
  YEP 0.2/gill net  5.6 inches 5.6 inches

 Fish (33-0036)

    
 7/10/2017 BLC 9.7/gill net (1.25/trap net) 8.5 inches 10.6 inches
  BLG 12.4/trap net 6.1 inches 9.3 inches
 (channel catfish) CCF 4.7/gill net 20.7 inches 32.1 inches
  NOP 5.5/gill net 23.7 inches 36.0 inches
  WAE 1.5/gill net 17.2 inches 24.8 inches
  YEP 7.7/gill net 6.8 inches 9.2 inches

Sturgeon (58-0067)

    
7/17/2017 (gill nets only) BLC 2.3/gill net 8.7 inches 12.3 inches
  BLG 3.9/gill net 5.8 inches 7.4 inches
  LMB 3.8/gill net 12.8 inches 17.7 inches
  NOP 15.0/gill net 16.8 inches 29.6 inches
  WAE 1.5/gill net 15.8 inches 22.1 inches
  YEP 0.3/gill net 6.0 inches 6.1 inches

 Oak (58-0048)

    
 8/14/2017 (gill nets only) BLC 21.3/gill net 5.6 inches 9.6 inches
  BLG 5.8/gill net 4.8 inches 10.9 inches
  LMB 0.2/gill net 17.7 inches 17.8 inches
  NOP 4.0/gill net 23.2 inches 34.6 inches
  WAE 2.2/gill net 17.8 inches 24.4 inches
  YEP 1.2/gill net 6.1 inches 6.6 inches