Burandts Lake is a shallow, 93-acre class 30 lake located near Waconia in Carver County. As there is no public access to Burandts, is not an actively managed lake but is occasionally surveyed in conjunction with Carver County staff to monitor fish populations and water quality. The last population assessment was completed in 1991 for this lake.
Northern pike were found in below-average numbers for this lake class, with lengths ranging from 21.0-29.0 inches. About 40% of those fish caught were above 24.0 inches in length, with the average weight per fish being about 3.0 lbs.
One walleye, measuring 25.4 inches and weighing about 5.0 lbs, was sampled in a trapnet. This represents a below average presence of walleye.
Yellow perch were found in average numbers, with lengths ranging from 5.2-6.3 inches. About 20% were over 6.0 inches, with the average weight per fish being about 0.08 lbs. Largemouth bass were also sampled in good numbers but low average weight. Sampled bass ranged in length from 4.5-7.0 inches. Black crappie were also sampled in good numbers (12.5/ gillnet). The crappies ranged from 4.0-10.0 inches in length, with 32% over 6.0 inches and 7% over 8.0 inches.
Bluegill were found in average numbers, ranging in length from 2.5-6.5 inches with 63% over 4.0 inches and 29% over 5.0 inches. Pumpkinseed were also sampled at average numbers, ranging in length from 3.1- 4.8 inches with 46% over 4.0 inches. One bigmouth buffalo was sampled, at 19.6 inches and 5.6 lbs. Also sampled in average numbers were freshwater drum, yellow bullhead and common carp, with black bullheads being found in above-average numbers.
- Eurasian Watermilfoil
Recreational activities such as recreational boating, angling, waterfowl hunting, and diving may spread aquatic invasive species. Some aquatic invasive species can attach to boats, while others can become tangled on propellers, anchor lines, or boat trailers. Many species can survive in bilge water, ballast tanks, and motors or may hide in dirt or sand that clings to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. Fortunately, completing simple steps can prevent the transport of aquatic invasive species.