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Fishing opener: Bemidji, Park Rapids DNR Fisheries officials are busy with stocking, survey projects

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BEMIDJI —Each year the Bemidji and Park Rapids area DNR Fisheries officials are kept busy stocking the area lakes and rivers and monitoring the fish populations.

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Following is a list of the projects that the Bemidji and DNR officials completed in 2013 and their projected projects for 2014.

Bemidji DNR Fisheries Projects

Proposed 2014 Projects

Lake Projects

Cass Lake: large lake sampling

Upper Red: large lake sampling

Moose: population assessment; near shore sampling

Rabideau: population assessment; near shore sampling

Little Wolf: population assessment; near shore sampling

Gull: population assessment; near shore sampling

Pickerel: population assessment; near shore sampling

Rogstad: population assessment; near shore sampling

Minnow: population assessment; near shore sampling

Sandy: population assessment; near shore sampling

Elk: near shore sampling

Little Wolf: spring trap nets for muskie

Pimushe: spring trap nets for bluegill

Gull: spring trap nets for bluegill

Big Moose: sprint trap nets for crappie

Bemidji: fall electrofishing for young of year walleye

Big: fall electrofishing for young of year walleye

Pine: fall electrofishing for young of year walleye

Pike Bay: fall electrofishing for young of year walleye

Turtle River: fall electrofishing for young of year walleye

Completed 2013 Projects

Lake Projects

Cass Lake: large lake sampling

Upper Red: large lake sampling

Big LaSalle: population assessment; near shore sampling

Balm: population assessment; near shore sampling

Clearwater: population assessment; near shore sampling

Julia: population assessment; near shore sampling

Medicine: population assessment; near shore sampling

Johnson: population assessment

Lomond: population assessment; near shore sampling

Big Pine: population assessment

Pimushe: spring trap nets for bluegill

Big Moose: spring electrofishing for bass

Bemidji, Big, Pine, Pike Bay: fall electrofishing for young of year walleye

Elk: population assessment

2013 Completed Stocking

Rainbow Trout Yearlings

Benjamin 3,000

Long (South Long) 14,500

Deep 4,700

Island 501

Clearwater River 2,600

Battle River 600

Brown Trout Yearlings

Clearwater River 1,000

Brook Trout Yearlings

Sucker Brook 300

Walleye Fry

Kitchie 1,400,000

Little Rice 265,000

Anderson 500,000

Big Rice 795,000

Andrusia 4,860,000

Big 2,650,000

Gull 1,884,000

Beltrami 403,000

Movil 521,000

Turtle 1,043,000

Muskrat 380,000

Whitefish 100,000

Pike Bay 2,259,000

Itasca 444,000

Long Lost 297,000

Minnow 100,000

Pine 1,200,000

Walleye Fingerlings

Moose 4,442

Gilstad 6,564

Upper Red 10,950

South Twin 8,718

North Twin 7,260

Deer 8,757

Balm 12,611

Clearwater 11,301

Big LaSalle 5,855

Grace 13,220

Muskie Fingerlings

Little Wolf 244

Elk 144

Plantagenet 1,480

Proposed 2014 Stocking

Brook Trout Yearlings

Necktie River 500

Sucker Brook 300

Brown Trout Fingerlings

Island (Wapatus) 1,000

Brown Trout Yearlings

Clearwater River 1,000

Rainbow Trout Fingerlings

Island (Wapatus) 1,000

Rainbow Trout Yearlings

Benjamin 3,000

Long (South Long) 14,500

Deep 4,700

Clearwater River 2,600

Battle River 600

Muskie Fingerlings

Bemidji 1,850

Elk 135

Walleye Fingerlings

Moose 240 pounds

Big Bass 315 pounds

Campbell 222 pounds

Elk 73 pounds

Grace 500 pounds

Medicine 616 pounds

Sandy (near Gull) 200 pounds

Walker Brook 80 pounds

Minerva 218 pounds

Lomond 44 pounds

Johnson (Grant) 56 pounds

Lindberg 110 pounds

Walleye Fry

Rabideau 258,000

Andrusia 4,500,000

Big 2,100,000

Gull 1,900,000

Moose 125,000

Pike Bay 2,238,000

Long Lost 275,000

Plantagenet 740,000

Blackduck 1,375,000

Julia 250,000

Sandy (near Debs) 100,000

Pine (Big Pine) 1,200,000

Park Rapids DNR Fisheries Projects

2013 Completed Stocking

Walleye Fingerlings, Yearlings, Adults (pounds)

Eagle Lake 330

Eighth Crow Wing 312

11th Crow Wing 413

Fifth Crow Wing 430

Fish Hook 1,320

First Crow Wing 390

Island 360

Pickerel 338

Potato 850

Second Crow Wing 100

Seventh Crow Wing 120

Sixth Crow Wing 363

Stocking 161

Third Crow Wing 818

Two Inlets 377

Total 6,682

Walleye Fry (number)

Blueberry 540,000

Garfield 527,000

Hattie 81,000

Hennepin 422,000

Minnie 76,000

Lower Twin 133,000

Upper Twin 216,000

Waboose 146,000

Total 2,140,000

Brook Trout

Cat Creek 750 yearlings

Upper Straight Creek 200 yearlings

Rainbow Trout

Blacksmith 5,601 fingerlings

Crappie 2,001 fingerlings

Newman 6,002 fingerlings

Blue 4,860 yearlings

2014 Proposed Stocking

Walleye Fingerlings (pounds)

Belle Taine 770

Benedict 170

Big Bass 50

Big Stony 225

Blue 85

Blueberry 525

Boot 165

Boulder 180

Crystal 165

East Crooked 240

Evergreen 90

George 455

Kabekona 1,065

Little Mantrap 200

Little Sand 300

Long 935

Lower Bottle 310

Palmer 90

Portage 410

Schoolcraft 80

Straight 355

Upper Bottle 175

West Crooked 140

Total 7,180

Walleye Fry (number)

Duck 150,000

Garfield 525,000

Hattie 80,000

Hennepin 420,000

Lower Twin 132,000

Minnie 75,000

Upper Twin 215,000

Waboose 145,000

Total 1,742,000

Muskie Fingerlings (number)

Big Mantrap 750

Brook Trout

Cat River 750 yearlings

Upper Straight 200 yearings

Rainbow Trout

Blacksmith 5,600 fingerlings

Crappie 2,000 fingerlings

Newman 6,000 fingerlings

Proposed 2014 Projects

Spring Special Sampling

Portage: trap netting for pike assessment

George: night electrofishing, bass evaluation

Spider: night electrofishing, bass evaluation

Waboose: night electrofishing, bass evaluation

First Crow Wing: night electrofishing, bass evaluation

Seventh Crow Wing: night electrofishing, bass evaluation

Third Crow Wing: night electrofishing, bass evaluation

Fifth Crow Wing: night electrofishing, bass evaluation

Sixth Crow Wing: night electrofishing, bass evaluation

Second Crow Wing: night electrofishing, bass evaluation

Fourth Crow Wing: night electrofishing, bass evaluation

Lake Surveys

Newman: population assessment (5/27-5/28)

Blacksmith: population assessment (5/28-5/29)

Crappie: population assessment (5/29-5/30)

First Crow Wing: population assessment (6/2-6/5)

Fourth Crow Wing: population assessment (6/5-6/10)

Spider: re-survey (6/10-6/13)

Kabekona: special gill net sampling (6/16-6/20)

George: population assessment (6/23-6/27)

Second Crow Wing: population assessment (6/30-7/3)

Long: re-survey (7/7-7/16)

Coon: re-survey (7/7-7/10)

Crow Wing: population assessment (7/14-7/16)

Third Crow Wing: population assessment (7/16-7/23)

Big Sand: special gill net sampling (7/23-7/31)

Seventh Crow Wing: re-survey (7/31-8/6)

Blue: re-survey (8/6-8/13)

Sixth Crow Wing: re-survey (8/13-8/20)

Duck: special gill net sampling: 8/20-8/26)

Fifth Crow Wing: population assessment 8/26-9/3)

Waboose: population assessment (9/3-9/5)

Stream Surveys

Hennepin Creek: initial survey

Pokety Creek: initial survey

Kettle River: initial survey

Straight River: population assessment (8/23-9/10)

Bungoshin Creek: population assessment (8/23-9/10)

Cat Creek: population assessment (8/23-9/10)

Upper Straight Creek: population assessment (8/23-9/10)

Kabekona River: natural reproduction check (8/23-9/10)

Fall Special Sampling

Big Sand: night electrofishing, walleye reproduction evaluation

Portage: night electrofishing, walleye reproduction evaluation

Big Island: night electrofishing, walleye reproduction evaluation

Eagle: night electrofishing, walleye reproduction evaluation

Potato: night electrofishing, walleye reproduction evaluation

Kabekona: night electrofishing, walleye reproduction evaluation

Park Rapids Waters

With Invasive Species

Lakes

Blueberry: curly leaf pondweed

11th Crow Wing: curly leaf pondweed

First Crow Wing: faucet snail

Fish Hook: curly leaf pondweed

Hinds: curly leaf pondweed

Lower Twin: curly leaf pondweed; faucet snail

Portage: curly leaf pondweed

Second Crow Wing: faucet snail

Spirit: curly leaf pondweed

Upper Twin: curly leaf pondweed; faucet snail

Streams

Crow Wing River: curly leaf pondweed (below Twin Lakes); faucet snail (below Hwy. 87)

Shell River: curly leaf pondweed (below Blueberry Lake); faucet snail

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Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

(218) 333-9200
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