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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY:Winter Weather Advisory issued October 20 at 10:19AM CDT until October 20 at 7:00PM CDT by NWSLEARN MORE
CURRENTLY 30°
LIGHT SNOW
WINDS SOUTHEAST @ 13MPH
HUMIDITY 100%
VISIBILITY 0MI
DEW POINT 30°
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Hope is located in Meeker County, Minnesota. This lake is 274 acres in size. It is approximately 10 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Green Sunfish, Northern Pike, White Crappie, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch,.
273 acres
LAKE SIZE
10 feet
MAX DEPTH
0 feet
AVG DEPTH
3.8 miles
SHORELINE
ACCESS
No ramp
FISH TO CATCH
Black Bullhead
Bluegill
Brown Bullhead
Green Sunfish
Northern Pike
White Crappie
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Bowfin
Carp
Fathead Minnow
Hybrid Sunfish
White Sucker
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Hope.
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HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY

Gill nets, trap nets and shoreline seining were used to sample the Hope Lake fish population during the 2004 summer. Aquatic plant sampling and water quality monitoring were also conducted. Hope Lake has a history of winterkill, and fish population levels can fluctuate greatly depending on the frequency and severity of this phenomenon. There is no developed public access at Hope Lake. Hope Lake is shallow and very fertile. Submergent vegetation would be considered rare in this lake, but quality patches of emergent bullrush and cattail still exist. The lake's watershed is dominated by row crops and much of the shoreline and island remain undeveloped. High numbers of yellow perch were gill netted in 2004. Yellow perch were 5.3-11.3 inches long averaging 8.6 inches. An impressive 69% of the sample was at least 8 inches and 17% reached the 10 inch mark. Most of the perch were from the strong 2001 year class. High numbers of northern pike were also gill netted. Northern pike were 19.5-30.5 inches long averaging 24.5 inches. The last time this lake was netted (1991), a handful of small bluegill and small yellow perch were all the gamemfish the lake had to offer anglers. Hopefully the present population will provide some angling opportunity before the next winterkill occurs. Black bullhead, which have dominated past nettings, were only sampled in moderate numbers in 2004. Trap netted black bullhead averaged 4.3 inches. Moderate numbers of carp were also trapped, averaging 19.8 inches.

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