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.

 

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

 

 

2013 Stocking Summary

Lakes stocked with walleye fingerlings - Fall 2013

Lake DOW# County Pounds Number
Elk 71-0055-00 Sherburne 202 3,260
Pleasant 73-0051-00 Stearns 131 3,856
Pelican 73-0118-00 Stearns 152 2,432
Two Rivers 73-0138-00 Stearns 235 3,657
Eden 73-0150-00 Stearns 135 1,080
Big 73-0159-00 Stearns 233 3,728
Beebe 86-0023-00 Wright 183 2,037
Dean 86-0041-00 Wright 148 2,220
Waverly 86-0114-00 Wright 297 4,455
Ramsey 86-0120-00 Wright 139 2,293
Maple 86-0134-00 Wright 467 7,472
Ann 86-0190-00 Wright 307 4,912
Granite 86-0217-00 Wright 148 1,924
Cedar 86-0227-00 Wright 327 7,604
Sugar 86-0233-00 Wright 630 8,797
Pleasant 86-0251-00 Wright 272 4,342
French 86-0273-00 Wright 433 6,491
Total   4,439 70,560

 

Lakes stocked with muskie fingerlings - Oct. 24 - 25, 2013

Lake DOW# County Number

Avg TL

(in)

Cedar Island 73-0133-00 Stearns 515 11.1
Horseshoe 73-0157-00 Stearns 515 10.9

 

 

Lakes stocked with walleye fry and Fall survival - 2013

Lake DOW# County Number

Fall Fry Survival

(yoy/hr)

Avg TL

(in)

Cedar Island 73-0133-00 Stearns 1,355,000 170/hr 6.8
North Brown's 73-0147-00 Stearns 120,000 48/hr 7.0
Eden 73-0150-00 Stearns 124,000 0/hr --
Horseshoe 73-0157-00 Stearns 675,000  258/hr 6.3
Long 73-0139-00 Stearns 300,000 72/hr 6.3
Buffalo 86-0090-00 Wright 760,000 27/hr 7.9
Locke 86-0168-00 Wright 134,000 62/hr 8.8
Cokato 86-0263-00 Wright 184,000 159/hr 5.8
Total   3,652,000    

 > 25 yoy/hr is considered to be successful.

 

Updated November 7, 2014