DescriptionFall Lake is 2173/1173, 32'; 3 miles NE of Ely
very typical of the 38 lakes in Lake Class 7, except that it is shallower (32') than the lake class average of 49'. It partially stratified thermally in 1995 and retained 2 ppm oxygen to a depth of 30' in midsummer.
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WildlifeFall supports populations of Black Crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus), Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus), Burbot (Lota lota), Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis), Northern Pike (Esox lucius), Rock Bass (Ambloplites rupestris), Shorthead Redhorse (Moxostoma macrolepidotum), Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieui), Tullibee (Cisco) (Coregonus artedi), Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum), White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni), and Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens).
Painted Turtle, Snapping Turtle
The white sucker catch in Fall Lake has been below average for similar lakes in the last several assessments and was the lowest ever recorded for Fall Lake in the 1995 assessment.
Fall Lake fish populations in 1995 were dominated by walleye.
Poor year classes of walleye were produced during the cold summers of 1992 and 1993 in Fall Lake, as well as many other natural walleye lakes. A strong year class was produced in 1994, similar to many other lakes.
Many rusty crayfish were caught in 1995, particularly in the west and central parts of the lake. They were first observed in 1986 and numbers have stabilized since then.
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