Sauk Rapids Area Fisheries

Fishing


Stocking

Sauk Rapids Area stocking

Contact us if you have further questions or email our walleye harvest/stocking specialist, Mark Pelham.

Trout Stocking in the Sauk Rapids area includes Big Watab Lake with 10,000 rainbow trout and 2,000 brown trout annually. We also stock nine ponds in St. Cloud Quarry Park with approximately 800 rainbow trout annually. These areas are usually stocked prior to the general walleye opener. You do need to possess a trout stamp to harvest these fish from these bodies of water.

 

2017 Stocking Summary

Lakes stocked with walleye fingerlings - Final

Lake DOW# County Quota (lbs) Lbs. Stocked Number
Pearl 73-0037-00 Stearns 511 511 12,009
Big Fish 73-0106-00 Stearns 368  590 1,823
Long 73-0139-00 Stearns 300 474 905
North Brown's 73-0147-00 Stearns 130 219 1,007
Big 73-0159-00 Stearns 227  330 568
Beebe 86-0023-00 Wright 135  135 2,160
Dean 86-0041-00 Wright 250  352 1,837
Crawford 86-0046-00 Wright 107  191 171
Waverly 86-0114-00 Wright 141  144 3,888
Ramsey 86-0120-00 Wright 135  191 1,287
Ann 86-0190-00 Wright 295  422 3,777
Howard 86-0199-00 Wright 318  349 6,631
Granite 86-0217-00 Wright 216  252 3,480
Cedar 86-0227-00 Wright 315  411 3,694
Sugar 86-0233-00 Wright 357  496 2,698
Pleasant 86-0251-00 Wright 260  412 2,146
French 86-0273-00 Wright 312  421 2,976
           
Total     4,377 5,900 51,057

 

Lakes to be stocked with muskie fingerlings -  October 2017

Lake DOW# County Number

Avg. TL

(in)

Cedar Island 73-0133-00 Stearns 515  
Horseshoe 73-0157-00 Stearns 515  
Sugar 86-0233-00 Wright 311  

 

 

Lakes stocked with Yearling Trout - 4/13/2017

Lake DOW# County Number

Big Watab Lake

73-0102-00

Stearns

Rainbow Trout - 10,000

      Brown Trout -  2,000   

Quarry Park

Multiple

Stearns

Rainbow Trout -      775

 

Lakes stocked with Walleye fry - May 6 - 16, 2017

Lake DOW# County Number Date stocked

Fall Fry Survival

(yoy/hr)

Avg. TL

(in)

Pearl 73-0037-00 Stearns 1,050,000 5/6/17 0 ---
Cedar Island 73-0133-00 Stearns 755,000 5/11/17 24.5 6.9
Long 73-0139-00 Stearns 300,000 5/8/17  1.2 6.9
North Brown's 73-0147-00 Stearns 260,000 5/10/17  0 ---
Eden 73-0150-00 Stearns 124,000 5/8/17  3.3 7.0
Horseshoe 73-0157-00 Stearns 275,000 5/8/17 30.0 6.7
Locke 86-0168-00 Wright 134,000 5/10/17  23.2 8.4
Clearwater 86-0252-00 Wright 1,500,000 5/16/17  17.0 8.6
Cokato 86-0263-00 Wright 184,000 5/9/17  90.0 7.7
             
Total     4,582,000      

 

 

2016 Stocking Summary

Lakes stocked with walleye fingerlings - Final

Lake DOW# County Quota (lbs) Lbs stocked Number
Mitchell 71-0081-00 Sherburne 107 127 331
Big 71-0082-00 Sherburne 110 119 262
Grand 73-0055-00 Stearns 235 559 1,420
Big Watab 73-0102-00 Stearns 100 96 1,172
Big Spunk 73-0117-00 Stearns 150 288 528
Middle Spunk 73-0128-00 Stearns 81 97 1,684
Clear 73-0172-00 Stearns 100 119 160
Pulaski 86-0053-00 Wright 244 210 2,205
Eagle 86-0148-00 Wright 169  169 708
Mary 86-0156-00 Wright 82 58 96
Rock 86-0182-00 Wright 100  105 243
Mink 86-0229-00 Wright 276  276 783
Somers 86-0230-00 Wright 128 71 177
Sugar 86-0233-00 Wright 357 403 1,095
West Sylvia 86-0279-00 Wright 285 379 1,154
John 86-0288-00 Wright 353 452 1,286
East Sylvia 86-0289-00 Wright 170 177 427
           
Total     4,185 3,705 13,731

 

Lakes stocked with walleye fry -  Spring 2016

Lake DOW# County Number Date Stocked

Fall Fry Survival

yoy/hr

Avg TL

(in)

Julia 71-0145-00 Sherburne 136,000 5/9/16 3.9 8.5"
Briggs 71-0146-00 Sherburne 170,000  5/9/16  10.2 8.9"
Rush 71-0147-00 Sherburne  142,000  5/9/16  42.0 8.3"
North Brown's 73-0147-00 Stearns 310,000  5/10/16  1 6.8"
Pulaski 86-0053-00 Wright 1,000,000  5/10/16  0 ---
Buffalo 86-0090-00 Wright 1,000,000  5/11/16  115.8 8.2"
Clearwater 86-0252-00 Wright 3,200,000  5/11/16  16.3 8.4"
Total     5,958,000      

 

Lakes stocked with Yearling Trout - 4/5/2016

Lake DOW# County Number

Big Watab Lake

73-0102-00

Stearns

Rainbow Trout - 10,000

      Brown Trout -  2,000   

Quarry Park

Multiple

Stearns

Rainbow Trout -      775

 

Updated November 7, 2017