Note: Bass electrofishing (shocking) and some other types of sampling were incorporated into lake survey information found in LakeFinder.
Spring Sampling 2016
Soon after ice-out, we checked Lake Independence to see size composition of muskellunge (muskie) and larger adult walleye using oversized trap nets. Results are from 38 net lifts at 10 locations.
|Fish Species||Number||Average Length (in)||Length Range (in)|
|Independence||Muskellunge||10||44.4||36.3 - 51.7|
|(Hennepin)||Walleye||218||18.8||10.6 - 28.5|
|3 / 21-25 / 16|
Note: muskellunge sizes-- two under 40 inches, three 40-44.9 inches, four 45-49.9 inches, one over 50 inches