2012 Waconia Special Assessment
|Lake (County) Date||Species||Number/net||Average length (in)||Max length (in)|
|[gill nets only]||Northern|
We sample using electrofishing-- running electricity through the water with a specialized boat, typically at night-- from late spring to early fall for two types of studies: 1) largemouth bass are best sampled using this method, as they are under-sampled in lake survey nets. 2) in autumn, we check some waters where we stock walleye to measure the success of fish stocked earlier in the year. In this sampling, fish are temporarily stunned and brought into the boat for counting and measuring, then returned live to the water.
|Lake (County) Date||Species||Number per hour||Average length (in)||Max length (in)|
|Cleary (Scott) 9/24/12||BLG|
bullhead & small
Spring Sampling 2012
Within two weeks after ice-out, we 1) checked the Lake Waconia walleye before the 2012 Governor's Fishing Opener and 2) continued evaluation of the Lake Ann largemouth bass and northern pike special regulations.
|Fish Species||No. per net||Average Length (in)||Max. Length (in)|