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Miltona Sunrise was one of Blue Spruce Development's first projects. We currently have two lots available on the well known Lake Miltona. Each lot is listed at $139,900. We also have land available to be developed into backlots if you are looking for a better financial fit. Lake Miltona is one of the largest lakes in the area at almost 6000 acres. It is known for its walleye fishing and at its size, leaves plenty of room for any watersports you may want to attempt. Click on the Blue Spruce Development logo to find the plat layout. Please contact us with any questions you may have about this development via email, or call Ben at 320-760-1712.
   
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Lake Miltona near Alexandria, MN

Blue Spruce Development has only two beautiful  lake lots left  on Lake Miltona each priced at only $139,000.   Lake Miltona is a large (5,838 acres), moderately fertile basin located north of Alexandria between the towns of Miltona and Leaf Valley. Almost half of this basin is considered littoral area, which corresponds to a depth of 15.0 feet or less. Maximum depth exceeds 100.0 feet. Residential development surrounds the majority of the lake. Water quality and clarity are good with average secchi disk measurements typically exceeding 10.0 feet during summer months. This lake is a very popular destination for both anglers and recreational boaters. Recreational pressure can be high, especially on weekend days during summer. Three public accesses are available for use. Parking space is limited at the west access. There is one posted fish spawning area located on the northern shoreline of the west bay. Fishing is prohibited in this area during the spring spawning season.
Lake Miltona supports a diverse and healthy fish community. Habitat diversity includes shallow flats, submerged islands and bars, shallow bays, and extensive areas of emergent vegetation. Primary fish management investment is focused on walleye. Muskellunge are also stocked to maintain a trophy fishery.
Annual fry and periodic fingerling stockings are programmed in efforts to supplement natural reproduction and sustain high walleye numbers and catch rates. DNR stockings are augmented with fingerlings purchased and stocked by the Lake Miltona Association. Achieving and sustaining walleye management objectives has proven difficult in absence of natural reproduction and recruitment. Walleye catches in gillnets have increased during recent years. Population abundance is considered high when compared to similar lakes across Minnesota. Juvenile and young adult walleye comprise much of the population. Mean length and weight of the 2007 sample was just 13.1 inches and 1.1 pounds. High abundance and smaller average size can be attributed to recent strong year classes produced in 2004 and 2006. The 2006 year class appears exceptionally strong and should provide good fishing for many years. Walleye grow fast in Lake Miltona. Walleye typically exceed 16.0 inches after four growing seasons.
Lake Miltona is home to a unique and very popular muskellunge fishery. It is one of only three lakes within the Glenwood Management Area stocked with muskellunge. Age distribution of survey captures indicates some limited natural reproduction can occur, but alternate year fingerlings stockings are necessary to maintain a viable fishery. The "trophy" fishing potential of this lake is relatively high. Population density is low, but captures of muskellunge exceeding 50.0 inches are not uncommon. Muskellunge harvest is restricted by a 48-inch minimum length limit. All muskies less than 48.0 inches in total length (tip of closed mouth to tip of closed tail fin) must be immediately released.
Other popular gamefishes present include largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, yellow perch, black crappie, and bluegill. Largemouth bass are more abundant and on average, a little smaller than smallmouth bass. Northern pike abundance is relatively low and most fish captured in gillnets were small. Mean length and weight of the 2007 sample was 22.9 inches and 2.8 pounds.
Panfish anglers can anticipate good fishing experiences. Yellow perch abundance has declined in recent years. Although numbers are lower, size structure of this population is relatively good. Perch exceeding 8.0 inches in length were relatively common in the 2007 survey catch. Black crappie exist at a low to moderate density. Average size captured during the 2007 survey was 9.2 inches. Crappie exceeding 12.0 inches were measured. Record-high bluegill numbers were observed in the 2007 survey. Size structure of the population is reasonably good considering the increase in abundance. Mean length of bluegill captured was 6.7 inches. Eight-inch and larger bluegill were recorded.
Other species collected during the 2007 survey included black, brown, and yellow bullhead, hybrid sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, tullibee (cisco), white sucker, bowfin (dogfish), and rock bass. Rock bass are very abundant in Lake Miltona when compared to similar lakes across Minnesota.

 

Nearest Town: Leaf Valley
Primary County: Douglas
Survey Date: 07/16/2007
Inventory Number: 21008300

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Public Access Information


Ownership

Type

Description

Township

Earthen

DNR

Concrete

DNR

Concrete

 

Lake Characteristics


Lake Area (acres): 5724.17
Littoral Area (acres): 2802
Maximum Depth (ft): 105
Water Clarity (ft): 8

Dominant Bottom Substrate: N/A
Abundance of Aquatic Plants: N/A
Maximum Depth of Plant Growth (ft): N/A

Did you know? Minnesota waters support 153 species of fish.

Fish Sampled for the 2007 Survey Year


Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Bullhead

Trap net

0.27

0.3 - 2.1

0.72

0.4 - 0.8

Gill net

0.07

0.5 - 4.1

1.45

0.6 - 1.0

Black Crappie

Trap net

1.60

0.3 - 1.7

0.50

0.3 - 0.6

Gill net

1.13

0.2 - 1.1

0.71

0.2 - 0.5

Bluegill

Trap net

62.60

3.7 - 42.9

0.24

0.1 - 0.2

Gill net

8.60

N/A

0.22

N/A

Bowfin (dogfish)

Trap net

0.47

0.3 - 1.1

4.66

3.9 - 5.1

Brown Bullhead

Trap net

1.13

0.3 - 1.7

0.92

0.7 - 1.1

Gill net

0.27

0.3 - 1.6

1.05

0.7 - 1.2

Hybrid Sunfish

Trap net

3.47

N/A

0.26

N/A

Gill net

4.27

N/A

0.23

N/A

Largemouth Bass

Trap net

3.47

0.4 - 1.4

0.62

0.3 - 0.7

Gill net

1.33

0.3 - 1.2

0.78

0.6 - 1.0

Muskellunge

Gill net

0.40

0.1 - 0.3

3.21

3.1 - 5.3

Northern Pike

Trap net

0.20

N/A

2.05

N/A

Gill net

2.73

3.0 - 7.9

2.78

1.7 - 2.8

Pumpkinseed

Trap net

3.13

1.6 - 6.9

0.23

0.1 - 0.3

Gill net

10.87

N/A

0.23

N/A

Rock Bass

Trap net

1.00

0.7 - 3.3

0.55

0.2 - 0.5

Gill net

16.20

1.0 - 6.6

0.49

0.3 - 0.5

Smallmouth Bass

Trap net

0.47

0.1 - 0.6

0.95

0.1 - 0.6

Gill net

1.13

0.2 - 0.9

1.70

0.9 - 1.8

Tullibee (cisco)

Gill net

2.20

0.5 - 5.2

0.41

0.4 - 1.0

Walleye

Trap net

0.27

0.3 - 0.9

2.22

1.0 - 2.2

Gill net

13.53

4.0 - 9.6

1.06

1.1 - 1.9

White Sucker

Gill net

0.27

1.0 - 3.5

1.33

1.5 - 2.3

Yellow Bullhead

Trap net

0.33

0.9 - 4.8

0.92

0.7 - 1.0

Gill net

2.00

0.6 - 6.4

0.79

0.6 - 0.9

Yellow Perch

Trap net

0.07

0.7 - 3.7

0.11

0.1 - 0.2

Gill net

16.27

7.1 - 33.9

0.18

0.1 - 0.2

Normal Ranges represent typical catches for lakes with similar physical and chemical characteristics.

Length of Selected Species (Trapnet, Gillnet) Sampled for the 2007 Survey Year


Species

Number of fish caught in each category (inches)

0-5

6-8

9-11

12-14

15-19

20-24

25-29

30+

Total

black bullhead

0

0

4

1

0

0

0

0

5

black crappie

2

17

16

6

0

0

0

0

41

bluegill

152

912

0

0

0

0

0

0

1068

bowfin (dogfish)

0

0

0

0

0

6

1

0

7

brown bullhead

0

1

6

14

0

0

0

0

21

hybrid sunfish

21

95

0

0

0

0

0

0

116

largemouth bass

6

25

24

14

3

0

0

0

72

muskellunge

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

1

6

northern pike

0

0

0

1

7

24

12

0

44

pumpkinseed

47

163

0

0

0

0

0

0

210

rock bass

11

169

77

1

0

0

0

0

258

smallmouth bass

0

3

6

5

10

0

0

0

24

tullibee (cisco)

0

14

8

11

0

0

0

0

33

walleye

0

34

63

45

42

19

4

0

207

white sucker

0

0

0

3

1

0

0

0

4

yellow bullhead

0

2

19

14

0

0

0

0

35

yellow perch

32

207

6

0

0

0

0

0

245

For the record, the largest Kokanee Salmon taken in Minnesota weighed 2 lbs., 15 oz. and was caught:
Where: Caribou Lake, Itasca County
When: 8/6/71
Statistics: 20" length, 11.5" girth

Fish Stocking Activity
Fish Stocked by Species for the Last Ten Years


Year

Species

Size

Number

Pounds

2009

Muskellunge*

fingerlings

362

72.4

 

Muskellunge*

fingerlings

438

212.6

 

Walleye

fry

1,720,000

15.0

 

Walleye

fry

1,420,128

14.4

 

Walleye

fry

1,100,000

9.6

2008

Walleye

fry

2,090,004

21.0

 

Walleye

fry

730,222

7.1

2007

Muskellunge

fingerlings

800

314.5

 

Walleye*

adults

3,000

2,191.0

 

Walleye

fry

3,048,000

25.2

 

Walleye*

fingerlings

5,984

272.0

 

Walleye*

yearlings

500

90.0

2006

Walleye

fry

2,820,000

22.6

2005

Muskellunge

fingerlings

800

176.2

 

Walleye*

fingerlings

8,424

577.0

 

Walleye

fry

4,059,418

36.9

 

Walleye*

fry

240,000

2.2

2004

Walleye*

fingerlings

12,510

417.0

2003

Muskellunge

fingerlings

768

197.4

 

Walleye

adults

527

554.0

 

Walleye

yearlings

1,539

450.0

 

Walleye

fry

1,302,019

10.6

 

Walleye

fry

3,000,000

27.3

 

Walleye

fingerlings

438

92.0

 

Walleye

fingerlings

120

6.0

 

Walleye*

fingerlings

10,200

600.0

 

Walleye

yearlings

8,642

2,237.0

2002

Walleye

fry

4,328,500

39.4

 

Walleye

fingerlings

384

16.0

 

Walleye

yearlings

9,002

2,982.0

 

Walleye

adults

214

134.0

2001

Muskellunge

fingerlings

804

214.4

 

Walleye

fingerlings

68,121

3,306.0

 

Walleye

fry

3,870,000

36.5

2000

Walleye

fry

3,000,000

27.4

 

Walleye

yearlings

1,201

509.0

 

Walleye

adults

2,181

2,208.0

 

Walleye

fingerlings

1,848

231.0

Privately Stocked Fish

* indicates privately stocked fish. Private stocking includes fish purchased by the DNR for stocking and fish purchased and stocked by private citizens and sporting groups.

Stocking Fish Sizes

Fry - Newly hatched fish that are ready to be stocked usually called "swim-ups". Walleye fry are 1/3 of an inch or around 8 mm.

Fingerling - Fingerlings are one to six months old and can range from a size of one to twelve inches depending on the species. Walleye fingerlings range from three to eight inches each fall.

Yearling - Yearling fish are at least one year old. A one-year-old fish can range from three to twenty inches depending on the species. Walleye yearlings average from six to twelve inches.

Adult - Adult fish are fish that have reached maturity. Depending on the species, maturity can be reached at two years of age. Walleye reach maturity between the ages of four and six years.

Fish Consumption Guidelines
These fish consumption guidelines help people make choices about which fish to eat and how often. Following the guidelines enables people to reduce their exposure to contaminants while still enjoying the many benefits from fish.
Pregnant Women, Women who may become pregnant and Children under age 15


LAKE NAME
County, DOWID

Species

Meal Advice

Contaminants

Unrestricted

1 meal/week

1 meal/month

Do not eat

MILTONA
Douglas Co., 21008300

Bluegill Sunfish

 

All sizes

 

 

Mercury

Walleye

 

 

All sizes

 

Mercury

White Sucker

 

All sizes

 

 

Mercury

General Population


LAKE NAME
County, DOWID

Species

Meal Advice

Contaminants

Unrestricted

1 meal/week

1 meal/month

Do not eat

MILTONA
Douglas Co., 21008300

Bluegill Sunfish

All sizes

 

 

 

 

Walleye

 

All sizes

 

 

Mercury

White Sucker

All sizes

 

 

 

 

DOWID - MN DNR, Divion of Waters' lake ID number.
Contaminants listed were measured at levels high enough to warrant a recommendation to limit consumption.
Listing of consumption guidelines do not imply the fish are legal to keep, MN DNR fishing regulations should be consulted.
Dioxin
Mercury
PCBS - Polychlorinated biphenyls
PFOS - Perfluorooctane sulfanate

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