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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
Fall Electrofishing
Rate (fish/hour)
Ailie 65-0006-00 Renville 451,000  
Belle 47-0049-00 Meeker 383,000  
Betsy 47-0042-00 Meeker 45,000  
Greenleaf 47-0062-00 Meeker 180,000  
Hanska 08-0026-00 Brown 1,773,000  
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 2,282,693  
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 to be 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

 


 

 

2014 Stocking Summary 

 

Lakes stocked with Walleye fry - Spring 2014

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
Fall Electrofishing
Rate (fish/hour)
Arville 47-0023-00 Meeker 138,000  
Big Wolf 47-0016-00 Meeker 262,000  
Clear (near New Ulm) 08-0011-00 Brown 252,000 30.0
Collinwood 86-0293-00 Meeker/Wright 351,000 324.8
Greenleaf 47-0062-00 Meeker 180,000  
Hanska 08-0026-00 Brown 1,773,000  
Hook 43-0073-00 McLeod 162,000  
Jennie 47-0015-00 Meeker 1,064,000 14.5
Marion 43-0084-00 McLeod 520,000 21.9
Silver (near Arlington) 72-0013-00 Sibley 642,000  
Star 47-0129-00 Meeker 557,000  
Total     5,901,000  

 

Rearing ponds stocked with Walleye fry - Spring 2014

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 860,000 849
Byron 47-0004-00 McLeod/Meeker 1,745,000  192
Clear (Near Hutchinson) 43-0103-00 McLeod 410,000  
Clear (Near Gibbon) 72-0089-00 Sibley/Nicollet 1,245,000 84
Erickson (Near Dassel) 47-0033-00 Meeker 55,000  
High Island 72-0050-00 Sibley 2,010,000 844
Long (Along Co Hwy 14) 47-0066-00 Meeker 335,000 148
Peterson 47-0198-00 Meeker 675,000  
Round Grove 43-0116-00 McLeod 1,480,000 2,578
Silver 43-0034-00 McLeod 114,000 986
Thompson 47-0159-00 Meeker 1,130,000 1,555
Total     12,170,000 7,236

 

Lakes stocked with Walleye fingerlings - Fall 2014

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)
Erie 47-0064-00 Meeker 164 176
Minnie-Belle 47-0119-00 Meeker 170 180
Richardson 47-0088-00 Meeker  90 90
Dunns 47-0082-00 Meeker 170 224
Swan 43-0040-00 McLeod 352 357
Jennie 47-0015-00 Meeker 1,064 1,153
Clear (near New Ulm) 08-0011-00 Meeker 252 285
Total     2,262 2,465

 

Lakes stocked with other species - 2014

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 - Spring 2014

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 2014

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

 


 

Updated June 18, 2015