Stocking


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2016 Stocking Summary 

 

Lakes stocked with Walleye fry - Spring 2016

These lakes are stocked with Walleye fry according to their respective management plan in order to maintain or improve Walleye numbers. The stocking rate is typically 1,000 fry/littoral acre. In some of the lakes, fry survival is monitored in the fall using night-time boat electrofishing. Greater than 75 fish/hour is considered a strong year class.

Lake DOW# County Number
 Allie 65-0006-00  Renville 509,124
 Arville 47-0023-00  Meeker 139,713
 Clear 08-0011-00 Brown  253,378
 Collinwood 86-0293-00  Wright  352,835
 Greenleaf 47-0062-00  Meeker  179,170
 Hanska 08-0026-00  Brown 1,773,000
 Jennie 47-0015-00 Meeker 1,064,675
 Marion 43-0084-00 McLeod  519,008
 Preston  65-0002-00 Renville 654,586
 Silver 72-0013-00 Sibley 750,000
 Star 47-0129-00 Meeker 561,221
Total     6,757,510

 

Rearing ponds stocked with Walleye fry - Spring 2016

Rearing ponds are stocked heavily (5,000/littoral acre) with fry with the goal of harvesting them later as fingerlings or yearlings which are used to fill area stocking quotas. Many of these lakes are shallow and fertile with a history of winterkill events which makes them good candidates for rearing ponds. Occasionally, a succession of years without winterkill conditions can result in a "boom" of Walleye fishing in rearing ponds from successful fry stocking.

Lake DOW# County Number
Fall Fingerling
harvest (lbs)
Bachelor 08-0029-00   495,000  
Bear 43-0076-00   860,000  
Byron 47-0004-00   1,750,000  
Clear 43-0103-00   410,000  
Erickson 47-0043-00   55,000  
Goose 47-0127-00   595,000  
High Island 72-0050-00   720,000  
Hodgson 65-0010-00   325,000  
Juni 08-0016-00   330,000  
Long 47-0177-00   1,970,000  
Round Grove 43-0116-00   1,480,000  
Silver 43-0034-00   2,225,000  
Thompson 47-0159-00   1,130,000  
Total     14,035,00  

 

Lakes stocked with Walleye fingerlings, yearlings & adults - Fall 2016

Some lakes tend to produce better results with fingerling stocking. These fish are harvested from rearing ponds in the fall and generally stocked at a rate of 1 lb/littoral acre.

Lake DOW# County Stage Quota (lbs) Stocked (lbs)
Dunns 47-0082-00 Meeker Yearling 230 227
Erie 47-0038-00 Meeker Fingerling 164 191
Francis 47-0002-00 Meeker Fingerling 871  819
Minne Belle 47-0119-00 Meeker Fingerling 170 198
Richardson 47-0088-00 Meeker Yearling 122 122
Swan 43-0040-00 McLeod Fingerling 352 412
Clear 08-0011-00 Brown Fingerling 252 284
Jennie 47-0015-00 Meeker Fgl/yrl/adl 1,064 1,256
Total       3,225  3,509

 

Lakes stocked with other species - 2016

Lake DOW# County Species Stage Number
Big Wolf 47-0016-00 Meeker Black Crappie Adult 34
Clear 72-0089-00 Sibley Black Crappie Adult 115
Clear 72-0089-00 Sibley White Crappie Adult 13
Little Mud (spring) 47-0096-00 Meeker Rainbow Trout Yearling 3,000
Sleepy Eye 08-0045-00 Brown Northern Pike Fry 52,803
Silver 72-0013-00 Sibley Black Crappie Yearling 146

 

Streams stocked with trout - Spring 2016

Stream (Kittle #) County Species Stage Number Month
Fort Ridgely Creek
(M-055-110)
Nicollet Rainbow Trout Yearling 300 April
    Brown Trout Adult 300 April
Ramsey Creek
(M-055-126-001)
Redwood Rainbow Trout Yearling 300 April
    Brown Trout Adult 300 April
Spring Creek
(M-055-108)
Brown Rainbow Trout Yearling 300 April
    Brown Trout Adult 300 April
Seven Mile Creek
(M-055-071.5)
Nicollet Brown Trout Adult 200 May

 

Kids fishing ponds stocked with panfish - Spring 2016

Stream (Kittle #) County Nearest Town Species Pounds Month
Fort Ridgely State Park Pond
Nicollet Fairfax Black Crappie 145 May
Fort Ridgely State Park Pond Nicollet Fairfax Channel Catfish 104 May
Oak Leaf Park Pond McLeod Glencoe Black Crappie 146 May
Olivia Pond Renville Olivia Black Crappie 146 May
Olivia Pond Renville Olivia Channel Catfish 102 May
Piepenburg Park Pond McLeod Hutchinson Black Crappie 79 May
Piepenburg Park Pond McLeod Hutchinson Bluegill 106 May
Spring Nicollet Mankato Bluegill 158 May
Spring Nicollet Mankato Channel Catfish 180 May
Springfield CFP Brown Springfield Black Crappie 145 May
Springfield CFP Brown Springfield Channel Catfish 104 May
St Peter Nicollet St Peter Bluegill 159 May
St Peter Nicollet St Peter Channel Catfish 128 May

 


 

 

2015 Stocking Summary 

 

Lakes stocked with Walleye fry - Spring 2015

These lakes are stocked with Walleye fry according to their respective management plan in order to maintain or improve Walleye numbers. The stocking rate is typically 1,000 fry/littoral acre. In some of the lakes, fry survival is monitored in the fall using night-time boat electrofishing. Greater than 75 fish/hour is considered a strong year class.

Lake DOW# County Number
Ailie 65-0006-00 Renville 451,020
Belle 47-0049-00 Meeker 383,000
Betsy 47-0042-00 Meeker 45,000
Greenleaf 47-0062-00 Meeker 180,000
Hook 43-0073-00 McLeod 162,000
Manuella 47-0050-00 Meeker 114,000
Preston 65-0002-00  Renville 655,000
Stahls 43-0104-00 McLeod 85,000
Star 47-0129-00 Meeker 557,000
Stella 47-0068-00 Meeker 226,000
Washington 47-0046-00 Meeker 2,283,693
Winsted 43-0012-00 McLeod 382,000
Total     5,523,713

 

Rearing ponds stocked with Walleye fry - Spring 2015

Rearing ponds are stocked heavily (5,000/littoral acre) with fry with the goal of harvesting them later as fingerlings or yearlings which are used to fill area stocking quotas. Many of these lakes are shallow and fertile with a history of winterkill events which makes them good candidates for rearing ponds. Occasionally, a succession of years without winterkill conditions can result in a "boom" of Walleye fishing in rearing ponds from successful fry stocking.

Lake DOW# County Number
Fall Fingerling
harvest (lbs)
Butternut 47-0005-00 Meeker 415,000  
Byron 47-0004-00 McLeod/Meeker 1,745,000  
Casey 47-0080-00 Meeker 420,000  
Clear (Near Hutchinson) 43-0103-00 McLeod 410,000  
Clear (Near Gibbon) 72-0089-00 Sibley/Nicollet 2,525,000  
Goose 47-0127-00 Meeker 595,000  
Todd 43-0071-00 McLeod 1,070,000  
West Hanson 47-0136-00 Meeker 455,000  
Total     7,635,000  

 

Lakes stocked with Walleye fingerlings - Fall 2015

Some lakes tend to produce better results with fingerling stocking. These fish are harvested from rearing ponds in the fall and generally stocked at a rate of 1 lb/littoral acre.

Lake DOW# County Quota (lbs) Stocked (lbs)
Big Swan 47-0038-00 Meeker 676  
Clear 47-0095-00 Meeker 882  
Willie 47-0061-00 Meeker 242  
Total     2,104  

 

Lakes stocked with other species - 2015

Lake DOW# County Species Stage Number
Little Mud (spring) 47-0096-00 Meeker Rainbow Trout Yearling 3,000
Sleepy Eye 08-0045-00 Brown Northern Pike Fry 50,623
Silver 72-0013-00 Sibley Black Crappie Yearling 146

 

Streams stocked with trout - Spring 2015

Stream (Kittle #) County Species Stage Number Month
Fort Ridgely Creek
(M-055-110)
Nicollet Rainbow Trout Yearling 300 April
    Brown Trout Adult 300 April
Ramsey Creek
(M-055-126-001)
Redwood Rainbow Trout Yearling 300 April
    Brown Trout Adult 300 April
Spring Creek
(M-055-108)
Brown Rainbow Trout Yearling 300 April
    Brown Trout Adult 300 April
Seven Mile Creek
(M-055-071.5)
Nicollet Brown Trout Fingerling 7,500 May

 

Kids fishing ponds stocked with panfish - Spring 2015

Stream (Kittle #) County Nearest Town Species Pounds Month
Fort Ridgely State Park Pond
Nicollet Fairfax Black Crappie 136 May
Oak Leaf Park Pond McLeod Glencoe Black Crappie 143 May
Piepenburg Park Pond McLeod Hutchinson Black Crappie 150 May
Spring Nicollet Mankato Black Crappie 195 May
Springfield CFP Brown Springfield Black Crappie 141 May
St Peter Nicollet St Peter Black Crappie 143 May
St Peter Hospital Nicollet St Peter Black Crappie 146 May
Olivia Pond Renville Olivia Black Crappie 143 May

 


 

Updated November 9, 2016