D.N.R. LAKE SURVEYS

2015 DNR FISHERIES INFORMATION SHEET
 RE BOOMSHOCKING DONE 6/4/14

 At the annual FALL meeting of LMPOA on Saturday, September 5, 2015 DNR Fisheries Biologist John Kubisiak presented the following FISHERIES INFORMATION SHEET regarding a boomshocking survey of Lake Mildred that was performed on 6/4/15.  

DNR REPORT:
BOOMSHOCKING SURVEY OF MILDRED LAKE JUNE 4, 2014
CLICK HERE FOR PDF FILE OF SURVEY


2014 LAKE SURVEY

On June 4, 2014 DNR personnel conducted an electrofishing survey
 on Mildred Lake.  On June 9 we received the following email from
DNR Fisheries Biologist John Kubisiak:

I attached a scan of the field sheets from our June 4 electrofishing survey on Mildred Lake.  We divided the entire shoreline into 4 segments (with 1 page of data for each).  0.5 miles - all species; 1.5 miles - gamefish; 0.5 miles - all species,  remaining 2.66 miles - all species.
 
Each cell has tally marks, followed by a total.  So if only 1 fish was caught of a given size, then there are two marks (it makes more sense on the original, because the second mark is red).  By my quick count, we picked up 218 smallmouth bass and 41 largemouth, which is a fairly high catch for 5.7 miles.  This is despite extremely low conductivity that greatly reduced our efficiency;  I think we could have easily captured four times the fish in water with higher electrical conductivity.
 
John Kubisiak
Fisheries Biologist - Oneida County area
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
107 Sutliff Avenue
Rhinelander WI  54501
715-365-8919

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PDF FILE OF THE FIELD NOTES.
NOTE: The final report may not be available for months, however when that report is released, we will publish it here also.


2005 LAKE SURVEY

 At the annual spring meeting on Saturday, May 27, 2006 DNR Fisheries Biologist John Kubisiak presented the completed FISHERIES STUDY to the membership.   Our lake is in good health!

DNR REPORT:
THE COMPREHENSIVE FISHERIES SURVEY OF MILDRED LAKE DURING 2005

CLICK HERE FOR PDF FILE OF SURVEY

FIRST PROGRESS REPORT - RECEIVED ON AUGUST 4, 2005 -
UPDATE ON THE PROGRESS OF THE DNR STUDY......

We used mark-recapture methods to estimate an adult population of 154 walleyes (0.8 per acre), 544 largemouth bass (2.9 per acre) and 1569 smallmouth bass (8.2 per acre). The walleyes were mostly 18-20 inches (males) or 22-24 inches (females). Most of the bass were 8 to 14 inches, but we saw a few out to about 20 inches. We saw a low to moderate number of northern pike. We handled 3 adult muskies (all were males from 42 to 44 inches in length) and a large number of juvenile muskies (Mildred was stocked with 190 12-inch muskies by the Musky Club Alliance of Wisconsin last fall). I don't have panfish results at my fingertips, but the catch rates were fairly low (except for crappies).

We plan to be out for one night of mini-fyke netting between mid-August and early September. These are small versions of the nets we use in spring and they provide an index of juvenile fish and minnow species. We'll also do one night of fall shocking in September or early October, after water temperatures drop below about 70. The fall runs target young-of-year fishes and are a good index of recruitment for some species.

John Kubisiak

Fisheries Biologist - Oneida County Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 107 Sutliff Avenue Rhinelander WI 54501 715-365-8919

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