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Core Fish-Stocking Plans-- West Metro Lakes

The table below lists-- by species-- current DNR Fisheries-provided or -contracted stocking plans. List is of lakes in Carver, Hennepin, and Scott Counties (Minnesota) with public accesses and established, approved plans.  (Last updated April 2017 to reflect changes in trout and walleye stocking plans effective spring 2017)

See the interactive LakeFinder Stocking Reports feature for stockings already completed (which will include the occasional and private-permit stockings not found here); stocking updates of Fishing In the Neighborhood waters can be found here.

Note:  walleye fingerling quotas are based in pounds; table values are based on a rate of 15 fish per pound.  Fingerling size typically ranges from 15-35 fish per pound, so consider the listed number a minimum acceptable value (in years of normal/surplus availability).

Species Lake County Size # Fish
Season Frequency
Brook Trout Courthouse Carver Adult up to 200 Cool/Cold Annual request; if hatchery surplus available
Brown Trout Courthouse Carver Adult up to 300 Cool/Cold Annual request; if hatchery surplus available
Hybrid Bryant Hennepin Fingerling 128 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years
("Tiger") Cedar Scott Fingerling 780 Fall Biennially- even-numbered years
Muskellunge Crystal Hennepin Fingerling 106 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years
  Nokomis Hennepin Fingerling 200 Fall Biennially- even-numbered years
Muskellunge Calhoun Hennepin Fingerling 123 Fall Biennially- even-numbered years
  Cedar Hennepin Fingerling 63 Fall Biennially- even-numbered years
  Eagle Hennepin Fingerling 199 Fall Biennially- even-numbered years
  Harriet Hennepin Fingerling 85 Fall Biennially- even-numbered years
  Independence Hennepin Fingerling 425 Fall Biennially- even-numbered years
  Minnetonka Hennepin Fingerling 2,925 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years
  Rebecca Hennepin Fingerling 254, then 508 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years
  Waconia Carver Fingerling 830 Fall Annually
Rainbow Trout Quarry Scott Yearling 2,000 Fall Annually; stocking date typically October 15-21, once water temperatures allow
  Quarry Scott Yearling 12,000 Winter Annually; for Winter Open Season
  Courthouse Carver Yearling 1,500 Spring Annually; for season opening mid-May
  Courthouse Carver Yearling 1,300 Winter Annually; for Winter Open Season
  Courthouse Carver Yearling 200 Fall Annually; stocking date typically Oct 15-21, once water temperatures allow
  Courthouse Carver Adult up to 300 Cool/Cold Annual request;  if hatchery surplus available
  Little Long Hennepin Yearling  500 Winter Annually; for Winter Open Season
Species Lake County Size # fish
Season Frequency
Walleye Bryant Hennepin Fingerling 1,920 Fall Biennially- even-numbered years (128 lb)
  Calhoun Hennepin Fingerling 1,845 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years (123 lb)
  Cedar Scott Fingerling 11,895 Fall Biennially-- odd-numbered years (793 lb)
  Eagle Carver Fingerling 2,745 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years (183 lb)
  Eagle Hennepin Fingerling 2,985 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years (199 lb)
  Fish Scott Fingerling 1,110 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years (74 lb)
  Harriet Hennepin Fingerling 1,590 Fall Annually (106 lb)
  Independence Hennepin Fingerling 6,375 Fall Annually (425 lb)
  Long Hennepin Fingerling 2,550 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years (170 lb)
  Lotus Carver Fingerling 5,460 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years (364 lb)
  Medicine Hennepin Fingerling 11,970 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years (798 lb)
  Minnetonka Hennepin Fingerling 80,325 Fall Biennially- even-numbered years (5,355 lb)
  Nokomis Hennepin Fingerling 3,000 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years (200 lb)
  O'Dowd Scott Fingerling 3,525 Fall Annually (235 lb)
  Prior (Upper) Scott Fingerling 4,935 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years (329 lb)
  Prior (Lower) Scott Fingerling 5,595 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years (373 lb)
  Prior- Total Scott Fingerling 10,530 Fall 702 lb in odd-numbered years
  Spring Scott Fingerling 4,350 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years (290 lb)
  Waconia Carver Fingerling 24,900 Fall Biennially- odd-numbered years (1,660 lb)
  Wirth Hennepin Fry 11,500 Spring Annually