2013 Lake Survey Summaries

Electrofishing 2013

We sampled using electrofishing--  running electricity through the water with a specialized boat, typically at night-- from late spring to early fall to better sample largemouth bass than the nets used as the primary lake surveying methods.

Lake (County) DateSpeciesNumber per hourAverage length (in)Max length (in)
O'Dowd (Scott)
  6/3
LMB9811.019.9
Bush (Hennepin)
  6/6
LMB5711.618.8
Bavaria (Carver)
  6/5
LMB7210.621.1
Sarah (Hennepin)
  9/25
LMB4311.116.9

 

Spring Sampling 2013

Soon after ice-out, we checked Lake Waconia walleye to see size and age composition of larger adult fish.  In 30 net sets, 105 walleyes were caught, as well as 4 pure-strain muskellunge. Summary results are:

Lake
(County)
Date
Fish SpeciesNo. per netAverage Length (in)Max. Length (in)
Waconia
(Carver)
Walleye3.522.429.5
5/1-4Muskellunge0.132.042.1