Stocking

Montrose Area stocking

Contact us if you have further questions or email our walleye harvest/stocking specialist, Mark Pelham.

Trout Stocking in the Montrose area includes Big Watab Lake with 10,000 rainbow trout and 2,000 brown trout annually. We also stock nine ponds in St. Cloud Quarry Park with approximately 800 rainbow trout annually. These areas are usually stocked prior to the general walleye opener. You do need to possess a trout stamp to harvest these fish from these bodies of water.

 

2015 Stocking Summary

Lakes to be stocked with Yearling Trout - 4/17/2015

Lake DOW# County Number

Big Watab Lake

73-0102-00

Stearns

Rainbow Trout - 10,000

      Brown Trout -  2,000   

Quarry Park

Multiple

Stearns

Rainbow Trout -      775

 

 

Lakes to be stocked with walleye fry - Spring 2015

Lake DOW# County Number

Fall Fry Survival

(yoy/hr)

Avg TL

(in)

Cedar Island 73-0133-00 Stearns 755,000    
North Brown's 73-0147-00 Stearns 120,000    
Eden 73-0150-00 Stearns 124,000    
Horseshoe 73-0157-00 Stearns 275,000    
Long 73-0139-00 Stearns 300,000    
Buffalo 86-0090-00 Wright 760,000    
Locke 86-0168-00 Wright 134,000    
Granite 86-0217-00 Wright 216,000    
Cokato 86-0263-00 Wright 184,000    
Total   2,868,000    

25 yoy/hr is considered to be successful.

  

Lakes to be stocked with walleye fingerlings - Fall 2015

Lake DOW# County Quota Lbs. Stocked Number
Elk 71-0055-00 Sherburne 175    
Pleasant 73-0051-00 Stearns 226    
Pelican 73-0118-00 Stearns 135    
Two Rivers 73-0138-00 Stearns 201    
Big 73-0159-00 Stearns 227    
Beebe 86-0023-00 Wright 270    
Dean 86-0041-00 Wright 250    
Waverly 86-0114-00 Wright

282

   
Ramsey 86-0120-00 Wright 270    
Maple 86-0134-00 Wright 396    
Ann 86-0190-00 Wright 295    
Cedar 86-0227-00 Wright 315    
Sugar 86-0233-00 Wright 357    
Pleasant 86-0251-00 Wright 260    
French 86-0273-00 Wright 312    
Total   3,871    

 

 

Lakes to be stocked with muskie fingerlings - Fall 2015

Lake DOW# County Number

Avg TL

(in)

Cedar Island 73-0133-00 Stearns 515  
Horseshoe 73-0157-00 Stearns 515  
Sugar 86-0233-00 Wright 180  

  

 

2014 Stocking Summary

Lakes stocked with walleye fingerlings - As of 10/16/14

Lake DOW# County Quota (lbs) Lbs stocked Number
Crawford 86-0046-00 Wright 107 121 2,090
Pulaski 86-0053-00 Wright 244 312 4,350
Eagle 86-0148-00 Wright 169 178 3,916
Mary 86-0156-00 Wright 82 115 3,022
Rock 86-0182-00 Wright 100 125 2,126
Howard 86-0199-00 Wright 318 367 9,980
Mink 86-0229-00 Wright 276 322 10,126
Somers 86-0230-00 Wright 128 166 7,411
Sugar 86-0233-00 Wright 172 240 4,344
West Sylvia 86-0279-00 Wright 285  327 8,362
John 86-0288-00 Wright 353 412 11,195
East Sylvia 86-0289-00 Wright 170  216 2,690
Pearl 73-0037-00 Stearns 511 548 8,423
Grand 73-0055-00 Stearns 235 277  3,521
Big Watab 73-0102-00 Stearns 100 157 1,800
Big Fish 73-0106-00 Stearns 200 221 4,370
Big Spunk 73-0117-00 Stearns 150 200 2,000
Middle Spunk 73-0128-00 Stearns 81 111 1,110
Clear 73-0172-00 Stearns 100 117 1,170
Mitchell 71-0081-00 Sherburne 107 107 2,315
Big 71-0082-00 Sherburne 157 157 4,058
Total   4,045  4,796 98,379

** Sugar Lake was also stocked with 285 muskellunge fingerlings in October 2014.

 

Lakes stocked with walleye fry  and Fall survival - 2014

Lake DOW# County Number Date Stocked

Fall Fry Survival

yoy/hr

Avg TL

(in)

Clearwater 86-0252-00 Wright 1,500,000 5/27/14 24/hr 7.2
Julia 71-0145-00 Sherburne 136,000 5/19/14 77/hr 6.6
Briggs 71-0146-00 Sherburne 170,000  5/19/14  104/hr 6.2
Rush 71-0147-00 Sherburne  142,000  5/19/14  76/hr 6.2
Total   1,948,000      

> 25 yoy/hr is considered to be successful.

 

Lakes stocked with Yearling Trout - 4/28/2014

Lake DOW# County Number

Big Watab Lake

73-0102-00

Stearns

Rainbow Trout - 10,000

      Brown Trout -  2,000   

Quarry Park

Multiple

Stearns

Rainbow Trout -      775

 

Updated April 15, 2015