West Metro Area Stocking Plans

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 December 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 or surplus availability).

SpeciesLakeCountySize# Fish
SeasonFrequency
Brook TroutCourthouseCarverAdultup to 200Cool/ColdAnnual request; if hatchery surplus available
 QuarryScottAdultup to 2,000Cool/ColdAnnual request; if hatchery surplus available
Brown TroutCourthouseCarverAdultup to 300Cool/ColdAnnual request; if hatchery surplus available
 QuarryScottAdultup to 1,000Cool/ColdAnnual request; if hatchery surplus available
HybridBryantHennepinFingerling128FallBiennially- odd-numbered years
("Tiger")CedarScottFingerling780FallBiennially- even-numbered years
MuskellungeCrystalHennepinFingerling106FallBiennially- odd-numbered years
 NokomisHennepinFingerling200FallBiennially- even-numbered years
MuskellungeBde Mka Ska (Calhoun)HennepinFingerling123FallBiennially- even-numbered years
 CedarHennepinFingerling63FallBiennially- even-numbered years
 EagleHennepinFingerling199FallBiennially- even-numbered years
 HarrietHennepinFingerling85FallBiennially- even-numbered years
 IndependenceHennepinFingerling425FallBiennially- even-numbered years
 MinnetonkaHennepinFingerling2,925FallBiennially- odd-numbered years
 RebeccaHennepinFingerling254, then 508FallBiennially- odd-numbered years
 WaconiaCarverFingerling830FallAnnually
Rainbow TroutQuarryScottYearling2,000FallAnnually; stocking date typically October 15-21, once water temperatures allow
 QuarryScottYearling12,000WinterAnnually; for Winter Open Season
 CourthouseCarverYearling1,500SpringAnnually; for season opening mid-May
 CourthouseCarverYearling1,300WinterAnnually; for Winter Open Season
 CourthouseCarverYearling200FallAnnually; stocking date typically Oct 15-21, once water temperatures allow
 CourthouseCarverAdultup to 300Cool/ColdAnnual request;  if hatchery surplus available
 Little LongHennepinYearling 500WinterAnnually; for Winter Open Season
SpeciesLakeCountySize# fish
SeasonFrequency
WalleyeBryantHennepinFingerling1,920FallBiennially- even-numbered years (128 lb)
 Bde Mka Ska (Calhoun)HennepinFingerling1,845FallBiennially- odd-numbered years (123 lb)
 CedarScottFingerling11,895FallBiennially-- odd-numbered years (793 lb)
 EagleCarverFingerling2,745FallBiennially- odd-numbered years (183 lb)
 EagleHennepinFingerling2,985FallBiennially- odd-numbered years (199 lb)
 FishScottFingerling1,110FallBiennially- odd-numbered years (74 lb)
 HarrietHennepinFingerling1,590FallAnnually (106 lb)
 IndependenceHennepinFingerling6,375FallAnnually (425 lb)
 LongHennepinFingerling2,550FallBiennially- odd-numbered years (170 lb)
 LotusCarverFingerling5,460FallBiennially- odd-numbered years (364 lb)
 MedicineHennepinFingerling11,970FallBiennially- odd-numbered years (798 lb)
 MinnetonkaHennepinFingerling80,325FallBiennially- even-numbered years (5,355 lb)
 NokomisHennepinFingerling3,000FallBiennially- odd-numbered years (200 lb)
 O'DowdScottFingerling3,525FallAnnually (235 lb)
 Prior (Upper)ScottFingerling4,935FallBiennially- odd-numbered years (329 lb)
 Prior (Lower)ScottFingerling5,595FallBiennially- odd-numbered years (373 lb)
 Prior- TotalScottFingerling10,530Fall702 lb in odd-numbered years
 SpringScottFingerling4,350FallBiennially- odd-numbered years (290 lb)
 WaconiaCarverFingerling24,900FallBiennially- odd-numbered years (1,660 lb)
 WirthHennepinFry11,500SpringAnnually