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Stick500

Does MN ever tell us which streams get stocked?

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when I lived in Iowa the DNR had a calendar on their "internets" with the exact dates and locations of nearly all the stockings they did all year

I looked for any similar info on the MN DNR site and couldn't find anything

specifically what I'm looking for is simply whether some of the near-metro streams they list as "Fishable Trout Streams" and "Catch and Release for All Trout" actually ever get stocked

don't need to know the exact dates of course, but it would be nice to have a general idea before I try to hunt them up

thanks in advance for any info

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I googled mn dnr trout stocking report and got this that might be of interest.

(I don't think MN does much put and take type stocking)

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lakefind/showstocking.html?year=2013&county=&species=RBT|BKT|BNT|SPT|LAT

For example, here is Dakota county...

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Dakota County

Holland - 19006500

Rainbow Trout - 500 yearlings weighing 267.0 lbs.

Brown Trout - 323 adults weighing 782.0 lbs.

Vermillion River

Rainbow Trout - 2,000 yearlings weighing 875.0 lbs.

and Washington Co

Quote:
Washington County

Brown's Creek

Brown Trout - 1,000 yearlings weighing 222.0 lbs.

Elmo - 82010600

Rainbow Trout - 4,200 yearlings weighing 2,322.0 lbs.

Rainbow Trout - 140 adults weighing 1,120.0 lbs.

I don't know if the 2014 version is out yet... (actually a search of lakefinder data) (no data for 2014)

You can go to lakefinder and enter the body of water you are interested in.

As you can see typically they stock stuff that is too small to catch and keep immediately.

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I just moved back to MN from Iowa and the trout stocking calendar is the only thing I disliked about trout fishing in Iowa. I would plan my outings for as far away from that days stocking events as possible.

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thanks for the info delcechi- I'm still a bit confused though- if there's no mention of any stocking in these little feeder creeks going in the MN River, how in the heck would they have trout in them?

and Mitch, yeh I avoided the stocking days, too, but I sure wasn't complaining about how often they stocked my favorite stream all season- at least twice a week!

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thanks for the info delcechi- I'm still a bit confused though- if there's no mention of any stocking in these little feeder creeks going in the MN River, how in the heck would they have trout in them?

Most of the trout streams in SE MN support naturally reproducing trout populations.

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Most of the trout streams in SE MN support naturally reproducing trout populations.

Cool! I was wondering if that's the case. I'll have to check some of them out this spring- very close to where I live!

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Cool! I was wondering if that's the case. I'll have to check some of them out this spring- very close to where I live!

There is a book, used to be a map,and an online thing from the DNR, "Trout streams of SE MN".

You can fish now, C&R season is open.

Links.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/areas/fisheries/lanesboro/stream_conditions.html

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/trout_streams/south_mn_maps.html

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/trout_streams/southeastern.html

http://smile.amazon.com/Trout-Fishing-So...shing+minnesota

Hope this is of some interest. Get the fly rod out. (flies seem to work really well, especially in some of the smaller streams.)

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