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Eagles Nest No. Four

St. Louis County, MN
St. Louis County, MN
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Eagles Nest No. Four is located in St. Louis County, Minnesota. This lake is 178 acres in size. It is approximately 49 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed and.
178 acres
LAKE SIZE
49 feet
MAX DEPTH
0 feet
AVG DEPTH
5.1 miles
SHORELINE
ACCESS
No ramp
FISH TO CATCH
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Rock Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
Yellow Perch
Burbot
Golden Shiner
Hybrid Sunfish
Pumpkinseed
White Sucker
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Eagles Nest No. Four.
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HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY

Eagles Nest Lake Four is located 11 miles southwest of Ely. There is currently no public access on this lake. This 177 acre lake has a maximum depth of 49 feet and the water color is clear. On July 24, 2013 the lake was thermally stratified with a surface temperature of 72F and a bottom temperature of 43F. Oxygen levels were 7.8 ppm at the surface, peaked at 12.5 ppm 24 feet down, and dropped to below 2.0 ppm at 40 feet. Shoreline substrates consist mostly of rubble with some boulder, gravel, and muck. The overall gill net catch rate for all fish combined was 7.2 fish/gill net. Fish species sampled in gill nets were northern pike (40%), walleye (37%), white sucker (9%), yellow perch (5%), golden shiner (5%), smallmouth bass (2%), and rock bass (2%). The overall trap net catch rate for all fish combined was 10.8 fish/trap net. Fish species sampled in trap nets were black crappie (37%), bluegill (16%), northern pike (13%), rock bass (12%), pumpkinseed (9%), walleye (5%), hybrid sunfish (5%), golden shiner (2%), and smallmouth bass (1%). Sixteen walleye were caught in gill nets for a catch rate of 2.7 fish/net which is better than 25% of other similar lakes throughout the state and on par with previous assessments on the lake. Sizes in gill nets ranged from 8 to 27 inches with an average of 15 inches. Average weight was 1.5 pounds/fish which is better than 50% of other similar lakes in the state. Growth rates appeared good. Ages in 2013 ranged from 1 to 12 years with 75% of the fish coming from the 2010 and 2011 year classes. Seventeen northern pike were captured in gill nets for a rate of 2.8 fish/net which is slightly below 50% of other similar lakes throughout the state but good when compared to historic catches from this lake. Average weight of gillnetted fish was 2 pounds/fish. Lengths of gillnetted fish ranged from 18 to 27 inches with an average of 21 inches. Growth appeared slow when compared to other lakes in the area. Ages ranged from 3 to 6 years. Fourteen of the seventeen pike examined for diseases and parasites were infested with neascus (black spot). Two smallmouth bass were captured in the 2013 survey. Sizes were decent with lengths being 16 and 18 inches, and weights being 2.2 and 2.9 pounds respectively. Ages were 7 and 9 years old. The black crappie trap net catch was 3.9 fish/net which is good compared to other similar lakes throughout the state but is the lowest catch on record for Eagles Nest 4. Lengths ranged from 4 to 13 inches with an average of 10 inches. Average weight was 0.7 pounds/fish which is better than 75% of other similar lakes in the state. Growth rates were good compared to other area lakes. Ages ranged from 1 to 7 with the 2007 year class making up 54% of the total catch. The bluegill trap net catch was 1.7 fish/net which is below 25% of other similar lakes throughout the state and slightly lower than the average historic catch rate for the lake. Lengths ranged from 4 to 9 inches with an average of 6 inches. Average weight was 0.3 pounds/fish which is good compared to other similar lakes in the state. Growth rates were good compared to other lakes in the area. Ages ranged from 2 to 8 with 47% of the fish coming from the 2011 year class. Eleven of the fifteen bluegill observed for diseases and parasites had neascus (black spot). Nine rusty crayfish were captured in the 2013 survey. The 1995 survey captured two. Compared to other lakes in the area that are infested with this invasive species, this is a relatively minor increase since they were first documented.

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