Lake survey information

Electrofishing
Electrofishing at night

Gill netting
Setting a gill net

 

Throughout the current field season we will be posting preliminary results, or quick summaries of lake surveys we are conducting. Ice-out Assessments are performed with trap nets while standard Lake Surveys are with both gill and trap nets. Catches of species from standard lake surveys are shown for the indicator gear. For example: black crappie, northern pike, walleye, and yellow perch are best sampled with gill nets, while bluegill are best sampled with trap nets. Please feel free to contact our office with any specific questions you may have. We will be glad to help you. E-mail Lake Survey Specialist.

 

Montrose Area Catch Rate Maps by County

 

Lakes and streams to be sampled in 2015

 

Largemouth Bass electrofishing summaries - 2015

Largemouth and smallmouth bass are best sampled during the spring by electrofishing. With electrofishing, electricity is run through the water using an electrofishing boat to temporarily stun fish so they can be netted. Fish are then weighed, measured and released. The average catch rate of largemouth bass > 8" sampled in Montrose area lakes is 38/hour during the day and 58/hour at night.  All lakes were sampled during the day unless marked with an *. 

Lake (County) and date Species

Number

(N)

Number/hr

(all)

Number/hr

(LMB> 8")

Average TL

(in)

Largest

(in)

Maple Lake*

(Wright)

5-4-2015

LMB 115 73.5 68.4 12.1 19.9

Brigg's Lake

(Sherburne)

5-4-2015

LMB 26 22.0 21.2 13.6 16.7

Julia Lake

(Sherburne)

5-4-2015

LMB 57 58.9 58.9 15.0 17.7

Rush Lake

(Sherburne)

5/5/2015

LMB 33 21.5 20.2 14.4 18.6
Lake (County) and date Species

Number

(N)

Number/hr

(all)

Number/hr

(LMB> 8")

Average TL

(in)

Largest

(in)

Lake Pulaski*

(Wright)

5/5/2015

LMB 82 72.1 71.2 13.6 18.1

West Lake Sylvia*

(Wright)

5/12/2015

LMB 196 144.2 137.5 10.7 16.4

St. Anna Lake

(Stearns)

5/15/2015

LMB 161 142.1 128.9 11.6 18.5

Pleasant Lake

(Stearns)

5/20/15

LMB 73 55.2 41.6 11.9 19.3
Lake (County) and date Species

Number

(N)

Number/hr

(all)

Number/hr

(LMB> 8")

Average TL

(in)

Largest

(in)

East Lake Sylvia*

(Wright)

 5/20/15

LMB 292 209.1 188.4 10.6 17.1

Grand Lake* (Stearns)

5/21/15

LMB 51 28.2 28.2 13.8 17.8

Moose Lake (Wright)

5/21/15

LMB 67 60.3 57.6 12.7 18.9

Goodners Lake (Stearns)

5/22/15

LMB 11 7.6 7.6 14.2 18.0
Lake (County) and date Species

Number

(N)

Number/hr

(all)

Number/hr

(LMB> 8")

Average TL

(in)

Largest

(in)

Clear Lake (Stearns)

5/26/15

LMB 21 14.6 12.5 13.0 19.8
             
             

* - lakes were sampled at night

 

Lake Survey Summaries - 2015

Lake (County) Date Species Number/net Average length (in) Largest (in)

Moose (Moses) Lake (Wright)

6/15/15

       
         

Clear Lake (Stearns)

6/22/15

       
         

St. Anna Lake (Stearns)

6/29/15

       
         
Lake (County) Date Species Number/net Average length (in) Largest (in)

King's Lake (Stearns)

7/6/15

       
         

Maple Lake (Wright)

7/13/15

       
         

East Lake Sylvia (Wright)

7/20/15

       
         
Lake (County) Date Species Number/net Average length (in) Largest (in)

West Lake Sylvia (Wright)

7/20/15

       
         

Big Fish Lake (Stearns)

7/27/15

       
         

Lake Pulaski (Wright)

8/3/15

       
         

Brigg's Lake (Sherburne)

8/10/15

       
         
Lake (County) Date Species Number/net Average length (in) Largest (in)

Julia Lake (Sherburne)

8/10/15

       
         

Rush Lake (Stearns)

8/10/15

       
         

Pleasant Lake (Stearns)

8/17/15

       
         
Lake (County) Date Species Number/net Average length (in) Largest (in)

Grand Lake (Stearns)

8/17/15

       
         

Pearl Lake (Stearns)

8/24/15

       
         

Goodners Lake (Stearns)

8/31/15

       

 

 

Lake Survey Summaries - 2014

Lake (County) Date Species Number/net Average length (in) Largest (in)

Bertram Lake (Wright;

86-070); 5/28/14

BLC 1.9 8.5 12.4
  BLG 52.5 3.9 7.5
  NOP 3.5 20.2 25.2
         

Fish Lake (Wright;

86-183); 6/9/14

 BLC 1.6  8.3  9.6
BLG 19.8  6.6 8.7
 NOP 5.8 25.2 34.4
 WAE 0.5  21.2 26.7
  YEP 0.8  6.4 6.9
         

Lake Marie (Stearns;

73-014); 6/16/14

BLC  4.1 9.6 11.8
   BLG 15.1  6.7  9.1
 NOP 5.2  24.6 31.0
 WAE 2.2  21.4 28.5
 YEP 8.4  7.2 8.5
         

Lake Louisa (Stearns;

86-282); 6/16/14

 BLC  1.6  9.1 12.0
   BLG 14.7 6.8 9.1
 NOP 6.5  24.6 36.7
 WAE  1.5  22.6 30.0
   YEP  0.3  6.1 6.1
         

Waverly Lake (Wright;

86-114); 6/23/14

 BLC  2.9  8.4  10.0
   BLG  6.8  6.3 7.9
   NOP 7.0  26.3 36.1
   WAE 3.6 17.0 27.8
   YEP  13.3  6.1 7.9
Lake (County) Date Species Number/net Average length (in) Largest (in)

Lake Caroline (Wright;

86-281); 6/30/14

 BLC 5.9  10.9  13.4
   BLG  6.6  6.3  8.7
   NOP 3.7 22.6 33.9
   WAE 4.5  17.1  28.4
         

Lake Augusta (Wright;

86-284); 6/30/14

BLC  3.6  9.4 10.5
   BLG  7.2  5.6 8.7
   NOP  5.7  23.2 33.1
   WAE 2.5 20.6  29.1
   YEP  0.2 5.7 5.7
         

Cedar Lake (Wright;

86-227); 7/7/14

 BLC  1.8 9.8 12.8
   BLG 35.5 5.7 9.0
   NOP 16.7  22.1 34.4
   WAE  5.7 19.1  28.0
   YEP  3.4  5.9 6.9
Lake (County) Date Species Number/net Average length (in) Largest (in)

Two Rivers Lake (Stearns;

73-138); 7/14/14

 BLC 10.1  8.3 12.1
   BLG  3.4  7.4  8.5
   NOP  2.7  22.3 28.9
   WAE 4.5 16.4 28.4
   YEP  3.2  7.1 8.2
         

Little Waverly Lake (Wright;

86-106); 7/14/14

BLC 1.1  7.7 11.5
   BLG 1.2  6.8 8.4
   NOP 3.2  24.2 28.7
   WAE 1.5 17.2 22.1
   YEP 1.3 7.0 7.9
         

Clearwater Lake (Wright;

86-252); 7/21/14

 BLC* 0.1  7.5 11.1
   BLG 6.3 5.5 8.9
  NOP  15.0 21.9 34.6
   WAE 2.8  18.1 28.0
   YEP  0.4  4.9 5.6
         
*Clearwater BLC Assessment (5/5/14 -5/16/14) BLC 6.3 9.8 14.4
Lake (County) Date Species Number/net Average length (in) Largest (in)

Grass Lake (Wright;

86-243); 8/4/14

 BLC 0.3 9.3  10.0
   BLG 13.8 5.1 8.4
   NOP 11.3 20.4 31.2
   WAE 0.3 23.4 23.4
         

Cokato Lake (Wright;

86-263); 8/4/14

 BLC  2.8 7.8  11.6
   BLG  0.5 6.0 6.4
   CCF 3.6 23.1  32.9
   NOP 7.1 23.9 31.9
   WAE 4.0  15.2 26.0
         

Howard Lake (Wright;

86-199); 8/11/14

BLC  2.4 10.3 13.3
   BLG 13.3  4.7 7.2
   NOP  5.8  24.9 36.7
   WAE  4.3  20.7 26.0
  YEP 4.7 6.1 8.3
         

Granite Lake (Wright;

86-217); 8/18/14

 BLC 2.4  7.2  11.2
   BLG  20.9  5.3  7.9
   NOP  8.7 25.2 35.0
   WAE  7.8 19.0 28.0
   YEP  1.3 6.2 6.4
         

Pearl Lake (Stearns;

73-037); 8/26/14

 BLC  0.6  8.3 11.5
   BLG 9.0 5.8 8.7
  NOP 13.4 21.7 38.9
   WAE  5.4  16.6 26.1

 

Largemouth bass electrofishing summaries - 2014

Lake (County) and date Species

Number

(N)

Number/hr

(all)

Number/hr

(LMB> 8")

Average TL

(in)

Largest

(in)

Clearwater Lake* (Wright/Stearns)

5/13/14

LMB 149 44.9 44.0 12.9 20.4

Howard Lake* (Wright)

5/15/14

LMB 46 32.7 32.7 15.0 19.8

Cedar Lake* (Wright)

5/20/14

LMB 127 132.2 127.0 13.4 19.3
Lake (County) and date Species

Number

(N)

Number/hr

(all)

Number/hr

(LMB> 8")

Average TL

(in)

Largest

(in)

Granite Lake (Wright)

5/20/14

LMB 55 46.0 43.5 13.9 19.5

Little Waverly Lake (Wright)

5/20/14

LMB 96 81.2 81.2 15.0 19.5

Lake Caroline (Wright)

5/21/14

LMB 39 38.8 38.8 14.5 18.7

Waverly Lake* (Wright)

5/21/14

LMB  61 56.6 55.7 13.4 19.1
Lake (County) and date Species

Number

(N)

Number/hr

(all)

Number/hr

(LMB> 8")

Average TL

(in)

Largest

(in)

Lake Augusta (Wright)

5/22/14

LMB  28 24.8 24.8 14.6 18.5

Two Rivers Lake* (Stearns)

5/22/14

LMB  23 16.8 16.8 16.3 20.5
  SMB 55 40.2 40.2 14.7 19.6

Louisa-Marie Lake (Wright/Stearns)

5/23/14

LMB 122 84.4 84.4 13.9 19.7
Lake (County) and date Species

Number

(N)

Number/hr

(all)

Number/hr

(LMB> 8")

Average TL

(in)

Largest

(in)

Grass Lake (Wright)

5/29/14

LMB 11 16.4 16.4 13.6 18.4

Cokato Lake* (Wright)

5/29/14

SMB

23 15.6 15.6 15.0 19.41

Fish Lake (Wright)

5/30/14

LMB  23 23.0  20.0 13.0 17.4

 * - lakes were sampled at night

 

Updated May 22, 2015