Lake survey information

  
  

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Throughout the current field season we will be posting preliminary results, or quick summaries of lake surveys we are conducting. Ice-out Assessments are performed with trap nets while standard Lake Surveys are with both gill and trap nets. Catches of species from standard lake surveys are shown for the indicator gear. For example: Northern Pike (NOP), Walleye (WAE), and Yellow Perch (YEP) are best sampled with gill nets, while Black Crappie (BLC) and Bluegill (BLG) are best sampled with trap nets. Please feel free to contact our office with any specific questions you may have. We will be glad to help you. E-mail Lake Survey Specialist.

 

Sauk Rapids Area Catch Rate Maps by County

 

Lakes and streams to be sampled in 2017

 Ice-Out Assessment Summary - 2017

Lake (County) DateSpeciesNumberAvg. TL (in)Largest (in)
East Lake Sylvia (Wright) - 3/24 - 4/7/17BLC759.514.3
 NOP45419.135.5
 WAE1820.727.3
     
West Lake Sylvia (Wright) - 3/24 - 4/7/17
BLC1759.614.7
 NOP67718.936.4
 WAE2022.529.4

 

Largemouth Bass electrofishing - May 11 - 30, 2017

Lake (County) and date

Species

Number (N)

Number/hr (all)

Number/hr (LMB> 8")

Avg. TL (in)

Largest (in)

Big Lake (Stearns) - 5/11/17 LMB302179.0142.310.419.3
Beaver Lake (Stearns) - 5/12/17LMB121133.886.310.519.4
Bass Lake (Wright) - 5/15/17LMB15783.279.012.818.5
Lake (County) and date

Species

Number (N)

Number/hr (all)

Number/hr (LMB> 8")

Avg. TL (in)

Largest (in)

Ramsey Lake* (Wright) - 5/15/17LMB15591.256.512.119.2
Lake Mary (86-156; Wright) - 5/16/17LMB10583.056.112.621.1
Big Lake (Sherburne) - 5/19/17LMB6049.641.311.118.3
Lake (County) and date

Species

Number (N)

Number/hr (all)

Number/hr (LMB> 8")

Avg. TL (in)

Largest (in)

Mitchell Lake (Sherburne) - 5/19/17LMB8059.054.613.719.6
Indian Lake (Wright) - 5/22/17LMB333125.9103.211.621.1
Limestone Lake (Wright) - 5/23/17LMB6121.013.19.617.0
Lake (County) and date

Species

Number (N)

Number/hr (all)

Number/hr (LMB> 8")

Avg. TL (in)

Largest (in)

Pleasant Lake (Stearns) - 5/24/17LMB10552.347.914.319.6
Lake Mary (86-193; Wright) - 5/25/17LMB12576.860.211.319.3
Lake Charlotte (Wright) - 5/26/17LMB6633.032.013.018.9
Little Elk Lake (Sherburne) - 5/30/17LMB5633.530.511.319.4

 * - lakes were sampled at night

Bluegill Assessments - 2017

Lake (County) DateSpeciesNumberAvg. length (in)Largest (in)% > 6"% > 8"
Pleasant Lake (Wright) - 5/24/17BLG 3806.28.266 <1
 BLC2010.312.7  
       
Big Lake (Sherburne) - 5/25/17BLG2725.98.4501
 BLC1209.211.7  
Lake (County) DateSpeciesNumberAvg. length (in)Largest (in)% > 6"% > 8"
Mitchell Lake (Sherburne) - 5-31-17BLG 2615.38.7 372
 BLC69.210.6  
       
Indian Lake (Wright) - 6/1/17BLG 4746.510.059 34
 BLC 1339.111.5  
 Lake (County) Date Number
Avg. length (in) Largest (in) % > 6" % > 8"
Little Elk Lake (Sherburne) - 6/6/17BLG6716.79.3941
 BLC5887.512.2  

 

Lake Survey Schedule - 2017

Lake (County) DateSpeciesNumber/netAvg. TL (in) Largest (in)
Beaver Lake (Stearns) - 6/19/17BLC1.67.510.1
 BLG51.65.08.3
 NOP17.721.031.2
 YEP2.86.38.9
     
Bass Lake (Wright) - 6/26/17BLC0.89.012.0
  BLG42.35.37.8
  NOP16.021.937.2
 YEP1.25.97.6
     
Limestone Lake (Wright) - 7/10/17BLC1.28.29.6
 BLG17.95.68.1
 NOP12.719.132.1
 WAE0.522.223.0
 YEP0.25.35.4
Lake (County) DateSpeciesNumber/netAvg. TL (in)Largest (in)
Ramsey Lake (Wright) - 7/17/17BLC1.67.615.0
 BLG22.65.09.1
 NOP6.524.335.4
 WAE2.721.024.8
 YEP10.76.48.2
     
Little Elk Lake (Sherburne) - 7/24/17BLC19.36.312.0
 BLG 21.26.29.1
 NOP7.023.331.3
 WAE6.717.826.4
 YEP2.56.98.0
     
Lake Charlotte (Wright) - 7/24/17 BLC1.38.410.8
 BLG8.15.47.4
 NOP5.019.830.8
Lake (County) DateSpeciesNumber/netAvg. TL (in) Largest (in)
Big Lake (Sherburne) - 7/31/17BLC0.47.5 11.8
 BLG9.85.28.3
 NOP9.220.526.7
 WAE4.316.321.4
 YEP2.07.110.0
     
Mitchell Lake (Sherburne) - 7/31/17BLC1.18.512.0
 BLG19.75.29.4
 NOP6.820.231.8
 WAE5.016.322.8
 YEP1.36.58.6
     
Pleasant Lake (Wright) - 7/31/17BLC1.711.914.0
 BLG27.35.38.3
 NOP13.121.429.5
 WAE4.318.927.0
 YEP3.16.46.5
Lake (County) DateSpeciesNumber/netAvg. TL (in) Largest (in)
Big Lake (Stearns) - 8/7/17BLC1.38.014.7
 BLG39.15.19.1
 NOP11.720.033.9
 WAE9.017.725.1
 YEP0.46.88.5
     
Lake Mary (86-0193; Wright) - 8/7/17BLC6.18.213.0
 BLG50.74.68.0
 NOP1.826.236.3
 WAE4.016.126.7
 YEP0.76.17.6
     
Lake Mary (86-0156; Wright) - 8/14/17BLC0.46.910.3
 BLG28.74.58.2
 NOP3.823.531.1
 WAE2.017.520.2
Lake (County) DateSpeciesNumber/netAvg. TL (in)Largest (in)
Indian Lake (Wright) - 8/21/17BLC0.77.711.5
 BLG32.64.89.5
 NOP3.523.734.5
     
Pearl Lake (Stearns) - 8/28/17BLC0.710.011.3
 BLG14.46.1 8.8
 NOP10.021.236.4
 WAE8.317.126.0

 

  

Updated September 6, 2017