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John Lake is located in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. This lake is 20 acres in size. It is approximately 12 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye and Yellow Perch.
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in John Lake.
John Lake is a 20 acre flood control impoundment created in 1981 by the Yellow Medicine Watershed District. Fisheries management has been primarily for black crappie and walleye. Black crappie have experienced consistent natural reproduction and recruitment in John Lake and their population has remained stable in the past several assessments. Anglers have reported good crappie fishing in recent years. Most sampled crappie in 2005 measured over 9 inches. Growth of black crappie in John Lake is relatively fast and anglers should expect good numbers of 8-10 inch crappie in 2006. The 2005 trap net catch of walleye was the highest sampled in John Lake. Available data suggests that fry stocking has been responsible for maintaining the walleye population. Although most walleye measured 12-13 inches, fish up to 21 inches were also sampled. Walleye growth was fast and most the 12-13 inch walleye should measure 15-17 inches by the end of 2006. A low abundance of bluegill was sampled in survey nets. However, late summer natural reproduction test nets and fall night electrofishing indicated good numbers of bluegill up to 7 inches were present. Largemouth bass and northern pike were caught in low abundance, although trophy individuals of each specie were sampled. Good numbers of young-of-year largemouth bass were observed during fall electrofishing, indicating a potentially strong 2005 year class. With good survival, anglers may expect these fish to measure 8-12 inches in one or two years. Other species anglers may pursue in John Lake include black bullhead and yellow perch.
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