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Lake  Victoria , Alexandria MN

Blue Spruce Development has two parcels of Lake Victoria. One is a 225 foot parcel at $325,000 and the other is a 500 foot lakeshore parcel priced at $650,000. Beautiful Lake Victoria is a 419-acre, horseshoe-shaped basin located on the eastern city limits of Alexandria. It is part of the Alexandria Chain of Lakes and is connected to Lake Burgen via a non-navigable connection and to lakes Geneva and Jessie via navigable connections. Channels to lakes Geneva and Jessie are relatively shallow and could be problematic for larger boats. A concrete public access is located on the south shore off of County Road 23. A handicapped-accessible public fishing pier, which is a very popular destination for shore anglers, is also located along the south shoreline off County Road 23. The shoreline of Lake Victoria is highly developed and steeply sloped. The lake bottom is also steeply sloped, resulting in rapid drop-offs close to shore and limited shallow water habitat. The unique shape of this basin (i.e., a narrow horseshoe) makes it less susceptible to wave action and is often utilized as a calm retreat by both anglers and recreational boaters on windy days. Water quality and clarity are considered good. Average Secchi disk transparency readings usually exceed 9.0 feet during summer months.
Lake Victoria is primarily managed for bass and pan fish with secondary species management directed toward walleye. The 2008 lake survey revealed a fish community typical of many bass-pan fish lakes found throughout west-central Minnesota. Largemouth bass and bluegill are abundant but smaller individuals comprise the majority of both populations. Although extremely rare, bass anglers might also encounter smallmouth bass. This species was first sampled in 2008 and is likely the result of migration from other lakes within the Alexandria Chain of Lakes. Abundance and size structure of black crappie and northern pike populations are considered moderate. Larger pike are present with some fish exceeding 30.0 inches in length. Walleye numbers should prove favorable to those targeting Minnesota's state fish. A record-high walleye catch rate (6.8 fish per gill net) was recorded in 2008. Numerous age classes were present with sizes ranging from 9.6 to 27.4 inches. Mean size was 16.5 inches and 2.1 pounds. This population is maintained through supplemental fingerling stockings. Yellow perch are also present but harvestable-size fish are uncommon.
Another species exhibiting record-high abundance in 2008 was the common carp. High abundance of this species often has a negative impact on water quality and overall lake health. Thus, harvest of this species is highly encouraged. Other species encountered during the 2008 survey included: black, brown, and yellow bullhead, rock bass, shorthead redhorse, white sucker, bowfin (dogfish), hybrid sunfish, and pumpkinseed.  

Nearest Town: Alexandria
Primary County: Douglas
Survey Date: 06/16/2008
Inventory Number: 21005400

 

Public Access Information


Ownership

Type

Description

DNR

Concrete

 

Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 416.8
Littoral Area (acres): 122
Maximum Depth (ft): 60
Water Clarity (ft): 13

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

Did you know? Ongoing habitat improvement and maintenance work is conducted on trout streams that have publicly owned land or easements.

Fish Sampled for the 2008 Survey Year


Species

Gear Used

Number of fish per net

Average Fish Weight (lbs)

Normal Range (lbs)

Caught

Normal Range

Black Bullhead

Trap net

1.56

0.3 - 2.8

1.21

0.4 - 0.8

Gill net

1.56

0.6 - 9.5

1.21

0.5 - 0.8

Black Crappie

Trap net

2.56

0.7 - 3.2

0.44

0.2 - 0.5

Gill net

1.00

0.5 - 2.7

0.23

0.2 - 0.4

Bluegill

Trap net

60.11

5.6 - 42.3

0.26

0.1 - 0.3

Gill net

2.00

N/A

0.36

N/A

Bowfin (dogfish)

Trap net

1.11

0.4 - 1.0

4.88

3.1 - 4.8

Brown Bullhead

Trap net

0.67

0.3 - 1.5

1.06

0.6 - 1.0

Gill net

2.00

0.3 - 2.2

0.87

0.6 - 1.0

Common Carp

Trap net

13.56

0.2 - 1.1

3.53

3.0 - 7.8

Gill net

1.11

0.2 - 1.7

2.86

2.1 - 9.8

Hybrid Sunfish

Trap net

1.11

N/A

0.30

N/A

Largemouth Bass

Trap net

0.22

0.3 - 1.1

0.86

0.2 - 0.9

Gill net

0.78

0.3 - 1.2

1.03

0.5 - 1.1

Northern Pike

Gill net

3.33

3.1 - 8.5

3.07

1.5 - 2.7

Pumpkinseed

Trap net

6.00

1.7 - 8.2

0.23

0.1 - 0.2

Rock Bass

Trap net

0.56

0.6 - 2.5

0.33

0.2 - 0.5

Gill net

1.44

0.3 - 2.0

0.32

0.3 - 0.5

Shorthead Redhorse

Gill net

0.33

0.2 - 1.2

3.02

1.1 - 2.5

Smallmouth Bass

Gill net

0.11

0.2 - 1.0

0.43

0.7 - 1.9

Walleye

Trap net

0.11

0.2 - 0.7

0.41

0.9 - 2.9

Gill net

6.78

1.3 - 5.5

2.06

1.2 - 2.4

White Sucker

Gill net

1.11

0.5 - 3.5

2.74

1.6 - 2.4

Yellow Bullhead

Trap net

7.89

1.5 - 7.7

0.85

0.5 - 0.8

Gill net

3.22

0.9 - 10.0

0.73

0.5 - 0.7

Yellow Perch

Trap net

1.11

0.5 - 2.7

0.24

0.1 - 0.2

Gill net

21.67

2.5 - 24.2

0.14

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 2008 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

2

26

0

0

0

0

28

black crappie

6

10

16

0

0

0

0

0

32

bluegill

45

507

1

0

0

0

0

0

559

bowfin (dogfish)

0

0

0

0

1

4

5

0

10

brown bullhead

0

0

12

12

0

0

0

0

24

common carp

0

0

0

19

77

24

3

1

132

hybrid sunfish

1

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

largemouth bass

0

1

3

5

0

0

0

0

9

northern pike

0

0

0

0

4

17

5

4

30

pumpkinseed

10

44

0

0

0

0

0

0

54

rock bass

2

16

0

0

0

0

0

0

18

shorthead redhorse

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

3

smallmouth bass

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

walleye

0

0

21

6

18

12

5

0

62

white sucker

0

0

0

0

8

2

0

0

10

yellow bullhead

0

0

77

23

0

0

0

0

100

yellow perch

87

106

9

0

0

0

0

0

205

For the record, the largest Black Buffalo taken in Minnesota weighed 20 lbs., 0.5 oz. and was caught:
Where: 20.0" girth
When: Minnesota River, Nicollet County
Statistics: 34.2" length

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


Year

Species

Size

Number

Pounds

2009

Walleye

fingerlings

2,440

122.0

 

Walleye*

fingerlings

2,640

120.0

2008

Walleye

fingerlings

5,356

131.0

 

Walleye*

yearlings

3,600

120.0

 

Walleye*

fingerlings

4,200

120.0

2007

Walleye*

fingerlings

1,536

120.0

2006

Walleye

adults

90

105.0

 

Walleye

yearlings

30

15.0

 

Walleye*

fingerlings

1,995

133.0

2005

Walleye

yearlings

128

51.0

 

Walleye

adults

77

77.0

2003

Walleye

fingerlings

370

74.0

 

Walleye

yearlings

295

69.0

 

Walleye

adults

139

122.0

2002

Walleye

yearlings

1,624

271.0

2001

Walleye

adults

270

135.0

 

Walleye

fingerlings

720

45.0

2000

Walleye

adults

345

345.0

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

VICTORIA
Douglas Co., 21005400

Bluegill Sunfish

 

All sizes

 

 

Mercury

Bullhead

 

All sizes

 

 

Mercury

Northern Pike

 

 

All sizes

 

Mercury

General Population


LAKE NAME
County, DOWID

Species

Meal Advice

Contaminants

Unrestricted

1 meal/week

1 meal/month

Do not eat

VICTORIA
Douglas Co., 21005400

Bluegill Sunfish

 

All sizes

 

 

Mercury

Bullhead

 

All sizes

 

 

Mercury

Northern Pike

 

All sizes

 

 

Mercury

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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