Thursday, September 22, 2016
Lake of the Isles has outstanding habitat
Lake of the Isles has outstanding habitat values for resident and river-based fisheries resources. The extensive beds of aquatic vegetation, high water quality, shelter from strong winds and wave action, and undeveloped shoreline areas, create highly favorable conditions for spawning and nursery use by many warm water fish species. Included among these are bowfin, northern pike, largemouth bass, brown bullhead, rock bass, pumpkinseed, bluegill, black crappie, and yellow perch. Several uncommon species, such as yellow bullhead and chain pickerel are also found in the area. Lake of the Isles is a major concentration area in the river for many of these species, and is especially renowned for its largemouth bass population.