Stocking


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2013 Proposed Stocking

 

Lakes to be stocked with walleye fry - Spring 2013

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 1,000 fry/littoral acre. In some of the lakes, fry survival is monitored in the fall using night-time boat electrofishing.

Lake DOW# County Number
Allie 65-0006-00 Renville 451,000
Arville 47-0023-00 Meeker 138,000
Belle 47-0049-01 Meeker 383,000
Clear (near Gibbon) 72-0089-00 Sibley 498,000
Hanska 08-0026-00 Brown 1,773,000
Hook 43-0073-00 McLeod 162,000
Manuella 47-0050-00 Meeker 114,000
Marion 43-0084-00 McLeod 419,000
Preston 65-0002-00 Renville 655,000
Silver (near Arlington) 72-0013-00 Sibley 641,000
Stella 47-0068-00 Meeker 226,000
Washington 47-0046-00 Meeker 2,266,000
Winsted 43-0012-00 McLeod 382,000
Total   8,099,000

 > 75 yoy/hr is considered to be successful.

 

Rearing ponds to be stocked with walleye fry - Spring 2013

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)
Bear 43-0076-00 McLeod 451,000  
Byron 47-0004-00 McLeod/Meeker 1,745,000  
Casey 47-0080-00 Meeker 138,000  
Clear 43-0103-00 McLeod 383,000  
Echo 43-0081-00 McLeod 415,000  
Goose 47-0127-00 Meeker 498,000  
Hoff 47-0106-00 Meeker 690,000  
Little Wolf 47-0019-00 Meeker 1,773,000  
Long 47-0066-00 Meeker 162,000  
Peterson 47-0198-00 Meeker 675,000  
Rohrbeck 47-0100-00 Meeker 157,500  
Round Grove 43-0116-00 McLeod 1,480,000  
Silver 43-0034-00 McLeod 114,000  
Thompson 47-0159-00 Meeker 1,130,000  
Todd 43-0071-00 McLeod 1,075,000  
Towers 47-0142-00 Meeker 655,000  
West Hansen 47-0136-00 Meeker 641,000  
Total     13,062,500  

 

Lakes to be stocked with walleye fingerlings - Fall 2013

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 (near Watkins) 47-0095-00 Meeker 1,323  
Collinwood 86-0293-00 Wright 351  
Francis 47-0002-00 Wright  871  
Stahls 43-0104-00 McLeod 170  
Star 47-0129-00 Meeker 1,114  
Willie 47-0061-00 Meeker 242  
Total   4,747  

 

Lakes to be stocked with other species - 2013

Lake DOW# County Species Stage Number
Little Mud 47-0096-00 Meeker Rainbow Trout Yearling 4,500
Sleepy Eye 08-0045-00 Brown Northern Pike Fry 50,000

 

Streams to be stocked with trout - Spring 2013

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 to be stocked with panfish - Spring 2013

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

May

 


2012 Stocking Summary

 

Lakes stocked with walleye fry - Spring 2012

Lake
DOW#
County
Quota (fish)
Fish stocked
Allie 65-0006-00 Renville 451,000 451,698
Clear 08-0011-00 Brown 251,000 343,212
Greenleaf 47-0062-00 Meeker 180,000 185,413
Hook 43-0073-00 McLeod 161,000 161,743
Jennie 47-0015-00 Meeker 1,056,000 1,056,650
Preston 65-0002-00 Renville 670,000 680,506
Total   2,769,000 2,879,000

 

Rearing ponds stocked with walleye fry - Spring 2012

Lake
DOW#
County
Fish stocked
Fall Fingerling
Harvest (lbs)
Byron 47-0004-00 Meeker/McLeod 451,698 123
Erickson 47-0033-00 Meeker 54,500 0
Goose 47-0127-00 Meeker 588,600 0
Hoosier 47-0116-00 Meeker 555,900 0
Peterson 47-0198-00 Meeker 632,200 0
Rohrbeck 47-0100-00 Meeker 283,400 0
Round Grove 43-0116-00 McLeod 926,500 0
Sellards 47-0035-00 Meeker 392,400 0
Todd 43-0071-00 McLeod 1,188,100 0
Towers 47-0142-00 Meeker 283,400 0
Total     2,879,000 123

*Fingerling production was poor in rearing ponds throughout Minnesota in 2012.

 

Lakes stocked with walleye fingerlings - Fall 2012

Lake DOW# County Quota (lbs) Stocked (lbs)
Dunns 47-0082-00 Meeker 172 185
Richardson 47-0088-00 Meeker 90 92
Total   262 277

 

Lakes stocked with walleye yearlings - Fall 2012

Lake DOW# County Quota (lbs) Stocked (lbs)
Erie 47-0064-00 Meeker 166* 223
Jennie 47-0015-00 Meeker 1,056* 1,454
Minnie-Belle 47-0119-00 Meeker 170* 242
Sleepy Eye 08-0045-00 Brown 304 295
Swan 43-0040-00 McLeod 343* 343
Total     2,039 2,557

*Originally proposed as fingerling stocking but were stocked with yearlings because of poor fingerling production in rearing ponds in 2012.

 

Lakes stocked with other species - 2012

Lake DOW# County Species Stage Number
Little Mud 47-0096-00 Meeker Rainbow Trout Yearling 4,500
Sleepy Eye 08-0045-00 Brown Northern Pike Fry 50,000

 

Streams stocked with trout - 2012

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 - 2012

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

 

Updated May 20, 2013