Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
nate larson

Foster's trout stocking...any change this winter?

16 posts in this topic

Does anyone know if the flood damage to the Crystal Spring's fish hatchey will impact the stocking on Foster's this winter? Just curious... Any info would be appreciated.

PS...I just drove by the lake and it is still WIDE open. Bummer. Hopefully it will lock up soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd hate to say that I know for a fact that Foster's has been stocked, so...

I'm not sure.

wink.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

diddo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nate for as many geese as there have been down there lately i wouldnt put much hope in havin ice for quite a while on it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nate- Lets hit up Foster's together when we get good ice. It'd be nice to have someone there for safety reasons, and also as you know I need somebody to pick up my gear for me too. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a plan. Hopefully it will be sooner than later. smile.gif

PS...From now on I am charging a finder's fee for anything left on the ice. shocked.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From what i hear pre ice is good too wink.gifwink.gifwink.gifwink.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At least it was last week...dunno about now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just an update on the regulations at Foster as some questions have been raised in other threads.

This information is from the MN DNR.

FOSTER AREND LAKE (Olmsted County) trout: Continuous season. Possession limit three with One over 16".

-A valid MN trout stamp is required to possess trout

-2 lines are allowed for angling through the ice

-Live bait is allowed

As sportsmen/sportswomen, we need to help educate anglers this winter who may be unaware of the regulations. Some people believe you can keep 5 trout, similar to the stream regulations. Others ignore the 1 fish over 16" restriction. By letting people know what the rules are, many more people can enjoy the fishery.

As a side note, bring your camera so when you land a big one you can take a quick photo and dump it back down the hole.

Good fishing and be safe on the ice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

Just an update on the regulations at Foster as some questions have been raised in other threads.

This information is from the MN DNR.

FOSTER AREND LAKE (Olmsted County) trout: Continuous season. Possession limit three with One over 16".

-A valid MN trout stamp is required to possess trout

-2 lines are allowed for angling through the ice

-Live bait is allowed

As sportsmen/sportswomen, we need to help educate anglers this winter who may be unaware of the regulations. Some people believe you can keep 5 trout, similar to the stream regulations. Others ignore the 1 fish over 16" restriction. By letting people know what the rules are, many more people can enjoy the fishery.

As a side note, bring your camera so when you land a big one you can take a quick photo and dump it back down the hole.

Good fishing and be safe on the ice!


Great info for everybody Rugby. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So what are the regulations about keeping fish?

"some people believe...." implies that the truth is somewhat different. Yeah, I could go to the dnr web site and read the regs but reading is hard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

Quote:

Just an update on the regulations at Foster as some questions have been raised in other threads.

This information is from the MN DNR.

FOSTER AREND LAKE (Olmsted County) trout: Continuous season. Possession limit three with One over 16".

-A valid MN trout stamp is required to possess trout

-2 lines are allowed for angling through the ice

-Live bait is allowed

As sportsmen/sportswomen, we need to help educate anglers this winter who may be unaware of the regulations. Some people believe you can keep 5 trout, similar to the stream regulations. Others ignore the 1 fish over 16" restriction. By letting people know what the rules are, many more people can enjoy the fishery.

As a side note, bring your camera so when you land a big one you can take a quick photo and dump it back down the hole.

Good fishing and be safe on the ice!


Great info for everybody Rugby. Thanks.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OOps. sorry, clearly need to work on my reading skillz.

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok since I fish foster 3 to 5 days a week I can tell you that so far that stocking has not been hampered.The first stocking happened toward the end of sept. It included quite a few large rainbows over 20 inches.Then the last stocking happened just before Thanksgiving and they released a bunch of brood stock Browns.I have caught 4 ,but all were on artificials.The stocking has been better than ever.So hats off to our friends at the hatchery.This is a wonderful thing we have here in Rochester. I am not one to usually fish with lures,but seeing big browns hit a top water bait is exciting,even when they miss.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks reel man for the good info. man that would be sweet to pull a 20 incher up the ice. now you got me all excited. do you think foster will be locked up by next weekend?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think that will depend on the goose situation.

More geese=more open water.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Poutwhacker
      Just looking for general advice... Taking our grandson on his 1st Rainy Lake boat camping trip, 7/01-7/05. We'll be near Kempton Entrance on the east side. I've been here many times before, but never over the 4th. Plan to target all species, but want 'eyes for supper. Are the walleyes on the reefs yet or still transitioning? Depths? Leeches or minnows? Bass/pike still in shallows? Main goal is to give him some opportunities for some fish. Thanks 'Pout
    • Luttes
      Hay Creek in Red Wing is probably your closest option.  Otherwise the Kinni, Rush, etc, just over the boarder in Wi is a good fishery. 
    • paceman
      I was kind of restless last night so since it was a bit windy I decided to go for a quick trip to a nearby small lake that I rarely go to. Tried lindy rigging leeches but the sunfish were on the chomp! I eventually went to a shallow weed point and marked a bunch of fish. Started pitching small jigs/plastics and absolutely pounded the crappies. I have never in my life caught so many small ones. Lots of 5-7" with the occasional big one 13-14" mixed in... I did not feel like cleaning fish so tossed all back. Should be a phenomenal crappie lake in a couple years...
    • Cheers
    • leech~~
      Welcome Rachelkate21 to the forum.  "brooks/steams/rivers that would be full of trout?" That is a pretty high order around Lakeville or anywhere. You may have to go south of you around Whitewater or up north in the arrowhead area. Best bet is check out the MN DNR site for Trout streams and their locations within the state. Good Luck!
    • Sleder
      Wanderer ,I believe Ely seizure was something to do with the BWCA . Lots of articles in newspaper .Some law about no commercial activity ( an active viable fishery) in side of park unless it enhances park like canoe rentals ect.... They were trying to stop Fishery for last number of years. I believe DNR does not want to do away with Frozen Bait Market , they just don't want fish from the Great Lakes or other contaminated areas to bring diesese to inland lakes.  If fish does not have a VHS Certification Number on its package , I would not be using it for bait.  Grocery store stuff totally Illegal ...  I emailed a Bait Company that has VHS Certified Smelt and Alewifes   info@awesomeadventuresfisheries.com     They gave me a list of stores that carry their products ... Save hunting around for Legal Bait   Hope this Helps
    • Sushilicious
      We only fished for 5 hours (only 2 hours were worthwhile 29 ft).  
    • Sushilicious
      OK so day before father's day we had terrible weather. 1st spot was in 14 ft of current n we caught 4 eyes. Did c a sturgeon role but waste of time other than that. Next spot 6 eyes still a wasted time cause of the weather but the old man did caught a 20 in so it wasn't all that bad. But once the weather allowed we catch  26 eyes n in 29 ft of water n one was 24 in.
    • Sushilicious
      Definitely have 2 disagree with with u 2. I understand the drive n the worry but if you've fished the csn chain for 10+ years there shouldn't be a worry 2 find a campsite cause you've driven past plenty of them. Also we're in the same boat regardless of the travel distance to fine a campsite. Yes it is nice 2 have a guaranteed spot but since they went 2 paid 2 camp regulation they have taken out a number of campsites so it limits options. ALSO U R WAY WRONG ON SAYING MORE PPL R AT THE PARK NOW. I went last Saturday  (day before father's day) n we seen like 4 or 5 more boats than canoes. It's nice for ppl who don't know the csn chain but it's terrible for the economy.   Fyi. First time I went fishing on the chain I went lake trout fishing on David......... I was 6 weeks old ......... I'm 32 now..... my dad's been fishing the csn chain for 65+ years    P.s. love how there's less pressure=better fishing.
    • Rachelkate21
      Hey! Does anyone know any brooks/steams/rivers that would be full of trout? Preferably near lakeville, mn but ill travel!