Stocking

Sauk Rapids Area stocking

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

Trout Stocking in the Sauk Rapids 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 stocked with walleye fingerlings

Lake DOW# County Quota Lbs. Stocked Number
Elk 71-0055-00 Sherburne 175 201 1,083
Pleasant 73-0051-00 Stearns 226 354 1,420
Pelican 73-0118-00 Stearns 135 276 710
Two Rivers 73-0138-00 Stearns 201 344 2,106
Big 73-0159-00 Stearns 227 403 918
Beebe 86-0023-00 Wright 135 160 1,755
Dean 86-0041-00 Wright 250 281 1,775
Waverly 86-0114-00 Wright 282 348 2,007
Ramsey 86-0120-00 Wright 270 284 2,485
Maple 86-0134-00 Wright 396 592 1,817
Ann 86-0190-00 Wright 295 453 1,682
Granite 86-0217-00 Wright 216 339 1,282
Cedar 86-0227-00 Wright 315 425 2,182
Sugar 86-0233-00 Wright 357 460 1,842
Pleasant 86-0251-00 Wright 260 443 1,443
French 86-0273-00 Wright 312 493 2,218
Total     3,871 5,856 26,725

 

Lakes stocked with muskie fingerlings -  Oct. 7 - 9, 2015

Lake DOW# County Number

Avg TL

(in)

Cedar Island 73-0133-00 Stearns 515 11.6"
Horseshoe 73-0157-00 Stearns 515  11.9"
Sugar 86-0233-00 Wright 179 > 10"

  

Lakes stocked with Walleye fry - Spring 2015

Lake DOW# County Number

Fall Fry Survival

(yoy/hr)

Avg TL

(in)

Cedar Island 73-0133-00 Stearns 1,100,000 82.2 6.9"
North Brown's 73-0147-00 Stearns 200,000 0 --
Eden 73-0150-00 Stearns 200,000 0  --
Horseshoe 73-0157-00 Stearns 400,000 54.7 7.4"
Long 73-0139-00 Stearns 400,000 13.7 6.6"
Buffalo 86-0090-00 Wright 1,100,000 58.0 7.3"
Locke 86-0168-00 Wright 134,000 49.6 7.4"
Granite 86-0217-00 Wright 320,000 0 --
Clearwater 86-0252-00 Wright 1,500,000  19.3 7.9"
Cokato 86-0263-00 Wright 369,000 74.4 7.9"
Total   5,723,000    

25 yoy/hr is considered to be successful.

 

Lakes 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

 

 
 

2014 Stocking Summary

Lakes stocked with walleye fingerlings

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 November 16, 2015