Recent West Metro lake survey summaries

Updated: November 9, 2018

2018 preliminary sampling

Preliminary summaries of recent sampling not yet posted on LakeFinder.  First table is for lake surveys.

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Lake (County) DateSpeciesNumber/netAvg. length (in)Max. length (in)
Hyland (Hennepin)
6/4/18
Black Bullhead9.510.115.3
Black Crappie398.58.5
Bluegill965.77.2
Walleye5.05.723.6
Twin (Hennepin)
6/11/18
Black Bullhead1017.410.0
Black Crappie146.27.2
Bluegill635.07.0
Northern Pike4.725.533.9
Walleye0.220.720.7
Christmas (Hennepin)
6/25/18
Black Crappie0.3
7.810.4
Bluegill36
5.98.4
Northern Pike7.220.229.1
Long (Hennepin)
7/1/18
Black Crappie
14
8.39.6
Bluegill
16
5.78.9
Northern Pike
1.3
22.9
34.2
Walleye2.318.822.4
Weaver (Hennepin)
7/9/18
Black Crappie125.610.8
Bluegill46
5.07.9
Northern Pike
6.524.7
35.0
Hybrid (Tiger) Muskie0.523.128.2
Yellow Bullhead
2710.414.2
Eagle (Carver)
7/16/18
Black Crappie1986.910.7
Bluegill12
5.79.9
Northern Pike
4.2
28.7
34.7
Walleye1.818.221.6
Yellow Perch
8.27.99.5
Upper Prior (Scott)
7/16/18
Black Crappie
13
7.8
9.6
Bluegill355.99.1
Northern Pike
3.2
26.730.7
Walleye2.8
21.826.6
Lower Prior (Scott)
7/19/18
Black Crappie
8.0
8.3
11.4
Bluegill23
5.09.3
Northern Pike
3.5
21.028.4
Walleye1.4
20.026.4
Nokomis (Hennepin)
7/25/18
Black Crappie
14
6.8
8.9
Bluegill46
5.87.9
Hybrid (Tiger) Muskie
0.2
23.423.5
Walleye5.2
18.926.2
Spring (Scott)
7/30/18
Black Crappie35
7.4
9.8
Bluegill8.3
6.0
7.5
Walleye
6.321.3
26.4
Yellow Bullhead3811.114.9
Yellow Perch
376.8
8.5
Thole (Scott)
8/6/18
Black Bullhead
31
8.713.0
Bluegill14
5.08.0
Northern Pike5.723.833.5
Wirth (Hennepin)
8/7/18
Black Crappie
31
8.713.0
Bluegill14
5.08.0
Largemouth Bass
1.0
6.7
8.5

2018 bass electrofishing

We sampled a portion of surveyed lakes with electrofishing, which uses a specialized boat to run electricity through the water, to target largemouth bass. These are preliminary summary results. Once a lake's survey is posted on LakeFinder, final bass-sampling results will be included in the lake's report.

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Lake (County) DateSpeciesNumber/hourAvg. length (in) / % over 15 inchesMax. length (in)
Hyland (Hennepin) 5/15/18Largemouth12112.6 / 24%20.3
Weaver (Hennepin) 5/16/18Largemouth73
11.0 / 43%20.0
Christmas (Hennepin) 5/17/18Largemouth8110.3 / 4%18.6

2018 spring sampling

Soon after ice-out, we sampled Weaver Lake to check sizes of northern pike. Results are from 20 net lifts at 10 locations.

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Lake (County) DateSpeciesNumberAvg. length (in)Length range (in)
Weaver (Hennepin) May 2-3, 2018Northern Pike 13320.08.7 - 33.1
Hybrid (Tiger) Muskellunge116.9N/A
1  None over 36 inches, three fish over 32 inches, seven fish over 30 inches, majority 20-25 inches.