Survey Schedule

Survey and Population assessment Schedule - 2018

Each year the Windom Area Fisheries Office conducts standard lake surveys (SD), river surveys (RS), and other special assessments (TS & IBI) to monitor fish populations and other non-fish lake characteristics. Here we have posted our tentative schedule for your information. Note: this schedule is subject to change depending on weather, staff availability and other unforeseen factors. If you are interested in further information or would like to volunteer to assist in sampling please contact the Windom Area Fisheries Office.

Lake Survey and Fish Population Assessments, 2018

Sample DatesLakeCountySurvey Type
March - April------Winterkill Checks (as needed)
March - AprilSarahMurrayWalleye Spawn Take - Fry Production
May - June ------Largemouth Bass Night Electrofishing (TS)
May 21 - May 25Indian  NoblesStandard Survey (SD)
May 29 - June 1Kinbrae NoblesStandard Survey (SD)
May 29 - June 1MountainCottonwoodStandard Survey (SD) 
June 4 - June 8Bingham CottonwoodStandard Survey (SD)
June 4 - June 8CedarMartinStandard Survey (SD) with IBI
June 11 - June 15Sarah MurrayStandard Survey (SD) 
June 18 - June 22YanktonLyonStandard Survey (SD)
June 25 - June 29West GrahamNoblesStandard Survey (SD) 
July 9 - July 13RockLyonStandard Survey (SD)
July 16 - July 20LongWatonwanStandard Survey (SD)
July 23 - July 27TalcotCottonwoodStandard Survey (SD) 
July 30 - August 3ShaokotanLincolnStandard Survey (SD) 
August 6 - August 10ShetekMurrayStandard Survey (SD)
August 13 - August 17OkabenaNoblesStandard Survey (SD) with IBI
August 20 - August 24Fairmont Chain (Amber, Hall, Sisseton)MartinStandard Survey (SD) with IBI
August 27 - August 31WilmertMartinStandard Survey (SD) with IBI
September 4-7FoxMartinStandard Survey (SD) 
VariousLittle Sioux RiverJacksonInvasive Carp Monitoring (RS)
September - November------Walleye Harvest
October-November------Walleye Night Electrofishing (TS)