Sauk Rapids Area Fisheries

Fishing


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.

 

2017 Stocking Summary

Lakes stocked with Yearling Trout - 4/13/2017

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 stocked with Walleye fry - May 6 - 16, 2017

Lake DOW# County Number Date stocked

Fall Fry Survival

(yoy/hr)

Avg TL

(in)

Pearl Lake 73-0037-00 Stearns 1,050,000 5/6/17    
Cedar Island Lake 73-0133-00 Stearns 755,000 5/11/17    
Long Lake 73-0139-00 Stearns 300,000 5/8/17    
North Brown's Lake 73-0147-00 Stearns 260,000 5/10/17    
Eden Lake 73-0150-00 Stearns 124,000 5/8/17    
Horseshoe Lake 73-0157-00 Stearns 275,000 5/8/17    
Locke Lake 86-0168-00 Wright 134,000 5/10/17    
Clearwater Lake 86-0252-00 Wright 1,500,000 5/16/17    
Cokato Lake 86-0263-00 Wright 184,000 5/9/17    
             
Total     4,582,000      

25 yoy/hr is considered to be successful.

Lakes to be stocked with walleye fingerlings - Fall 2017

Lake DOW# County Quota (lbs) Lbs. Stocked Number
Pearl Lake* 73-0037-00 Stearns 511    
Big Fish Lake 73-0106-00 Stearns 368    
Big Lake 73-0159-00 Stearns 227    
Beebe Lake 86-0023-00 Wright 135    
Dean Lake 86-0041-00 Wright 250    
Waverly Lake 86-0114-00 Wright 141    
Ramsey Lake 86-0120-00 Wright 135    
Ann Lake 86-0190-00 Wright 295    
Howard Lake 86-0199-00 Wright 318    
Granite Lake 86-0217-00 Wright 216    
Cedar Lake 86-0227-00 Wright 315    
Sugar Lake 86-0233-00 Wright 357    
Pleasant Lake 86-0251-00 Wright 260    
French Lake 86-0273-00 Wright 312    
           
Total     3,840    

 *Pearl Lake will be stocked with fingerlings if fry stocking is not successful

Lakes to be stocked with muskie fingerlings -  Fall 2017

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 311  

 

 

2016 Stocking Summary

Lakes stocked with walleye fingerlings - (Final)

Lake DOW# County Quota (lbs) Lbs stocked Number
Mitchell 71-0081-00 Sherburne 107 127 331
Big 71-0082-00 Sherburne 110 119 262
Pearl 73-0037-00 Stearns 511    
Grand 73-0055-00 Stearns 235 559 1,420
Big Watab 73-0102-00 Stearns 100 96 1,172
Big Fish 73-0106-00 Stearns 200    
Big Spunk 73-0117-00 Stearns 150 288 528
Middle Spunk 73-0128-00 Stearns 81 97 1,684
Clear 73-0172-00 Stearns 100 119 160
Crawford 86-0046-00 Wright 109    
Pulaski 86-0053-00 Wright 244 210 2,205
Eagle 86-0148-00 Wright 169  169 708
Mary 86-0156-00 Wright 82 58 96
Rock 86-0182-00 Wright 100  105 243
Howard 86-0199-00 Wright 318    
Mink 86-0229-00 Wright 276  276 783
Somers 86-0230-00 Wright 128 71 177
Sugar 86-0233-00 Wright 357 403 1,095
West Sylvia 86-0279-00 Wright 285 379 1,154
John 86-0288-00 Wright 353 452 1,286
East Sylvia 86-0289-00 Wright 170 177 427
           
Total     4,185 3,705 13,731

 

Lakes stocked with walleye fry -  Spring 2016

Lake DOW# County Number Date Stocked

Fall Fry Survival

yoy/hr

Avg TL

(in)

Julia 71-0145-00 Sherburne 136,000 5/9/16 3.9 8.5"
Briggs 71-0146-00 Sherburne 170,000  5/9/16  10.2 8.9"
Rush 71-0147-00 Sherburne  142,000  5/9/16  42.0 8.3"
North Brown's 73-0147-00 Stearns 310,000  5/10/16  1 6.8"
Pulaski 86-0053-00 Wright 1,000,000  5/10/16  0 ---
Buffalo 86-0090-00 Wright 1,000,000  5/11/16  115.8 8.2"
Clearwater 86-0252-00 Wright 3,200,000  5/11/16  16.3 8.4"
Total     5,958,000      

> 25 yoy/hr is considered to be successful.

Lakes stocked with Yearling Trout - 4/5/2016

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 June 1, 2017