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Dora

Itasca County, MN
Itasca County, MN
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Dora is located in Itasca County, Minnesota. This lake is 423 acres in size. It is approximately 18 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed,.
423 acres
LAKE SIZE
18 feet
MAX DEPTH
0 feet
AVG DEPTH
6.8 miles
SHORELINE
ACCESS
Boat Ramp
FISH TO CATCH
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Brown Bullhead
Northern Pike
Rock Bass
Walleye
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Bowfin
Cisco (Tullibee)
Golden Redhorse
Hybrid Sunfish
Pumpkinseed
Shorthead Redhorse
Silver Redhorse
White Sucker
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Dora.
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HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY

Dora Lake is a lake class 39 lake located 4 miles west of Wirt, MN in northwest Itasca County. Dora is a riverine system with inlets from the Bowstring and Popple Rivers and an outlet to the Big Fork River. Dora Lake is shallow with a maximum depth of 18 ft and a littoral area of 94%. Wild rice and other aquatic vegetation is abundant. The lake has been known to periodically winterkill.

The walleye gill-net catch rate increased from 0.6/net in 1998 to 1.9/net in 2006. The 2006 catch rate was within the lake class normal range and similar to the long-term average for Dora Lake. Sampled walleye ranged in length from 7.7 to 22.0 inches and growth was similar to the statewide average. Ages 1, 3-5, 8, 9 and 12 were represented in the sample. Good natural reproduction of walleye has historically occurred in the lakes and rivers connected to Dora Lake. Gill-net catch rates in Dora Lake should be interpreted cautiously since there is likely considerable fish movement in and out of Dora Lake on a seasonal basis.

The northern pike gill-net catch rate was 5.2/net in 2006. This catch rate was well above the 1998 catch of 1.3/net, but near the historical average for Dora Lake. Gill-net sampled pike ranged in length from 10.1 to 25.0 inches, with an average length of 17.7 inches. Growth was similar to the statewide average.

The gill-net catch rate for yellow perch was 52.2/net in the 2006 assessment. This catch rate was above the lake class normal range, but fairly typical for Dora Lake. Gill-net sampled perch ranged in length from 5.2 to 10.9 inches with an average length of 7.5 inches. Approximately half of the perch examined were infested with the parasites yellow grub and/or Neascus (black spot).

The trap-net catch rate for bluegill was below the lake class normal range at 2.1/net. Sampled bluegill ranged in length from 6.0 to 10.2 inches with an average length of 7.9 inches.

Similar to previous assessments, the gill-net catch rate for black bullhead was in the normal range for this lake class at 12.1/net. Other species sampled included bowfin, brown bullhead, golden and shorthead redhorse, pumpkinseed and hybrid sunfish, rock bass and white sucker.

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