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Coleman

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Coleman

Where are some good places to fish for trout in the St Cloud area. I'm attending school here at St Cloud, and I do not know much about trout fishing here. I do a lot of fishing at our cabin on the Horseshoe Chain though. Thanks a lot.

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Aqua Eye

Coleman-
I know there are stocked trout in the QUARRY PARK holes but I couldn't tell you which ones or how many etc. Since you know the horseshoe chain area so well,...just up on the other end of Cold Spring give Big Watab a shot. This lake is stocked with rainbows and browns and people catch 2 pound rainbows every year.That's all I can tell you although if there are trout to be found around these parts someone on this board will tell you where. Troy

PS. Of course there is also Molitor's trout haven in Sartell if you want to check them out. Good luck.

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Coleman

I know about Big Watab. But isnt that a deep lake. So I would have to use like flashers, and spinners. I would rather fly fish. Just more fun to me. I heard that they stock the Quarry lakes, but I'm not sure what to use, or which ones have fish. I'm going to go the the DNR office this week and pick up a map. Thanks a lot. Where is this place in Sartel? Is it like a kiddy pond? I want some sort of a challenge. smile.gif Thanks for you help.
Cole

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coleman-
I have fished big watab a lot and in the summer I troll with walleye divers or fish with a night crawler and do very well.Towards evening I have always wanted to bring a fly rod out because they surface every were I have never tried it but I would think you would do well. I mostly fish them in the winter I'll be out there every day when it opens or the ice is safe. (wife permitting)
Josh

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GullGuide

Coleman,
Most of the quarry lakes have trout in them. When you go to the park, you can pick up a map which shows you where they are and which ones have fish. I plan on giving them a try this winter through the ice as well as Big Watab. Unfortunately, there are no trout streams in the area, closest one is up near Brainerd. Anyway, good luck.
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Borch

There are a few trout streams here in the St. Cloud area. I don't fish them myself but have a friend who has. I'll touch base with him during the nexrt week to see what I can find out. I know there are a couple around south Haven, One in Cold Spring and one around Royalton but don't know the exact streams. None of these is a lock as far as getting into the trout but they are there. Still think your best bet is Big Watab or the Quarries. There is a fly fishing and trout fishing group in the St. Cloud area. Stop in at Gander and see if anyone knows about them. They will have the inside scoop.

Best of Luck!

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Coleman

Hey sjogren do you think we could get together some time and try ice fishing for trout. I would love that, if you dont mind. I have never fished for trout through the ice. I have only fished for them in stream and rivers out west. GullGuide, I will try to get out there and pick up a map. I still gotta get my trout stamp. And sense we are on the subject. What are the open seasons for trout. Thanks a lot guys, you have been a huge help.

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Coleman

I'll do that Jim. Thanks a lot!

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vern

Hey! Anyone ever fish Little Mud Lake? It looks like it's just south of Horseshoe. According to the DNR, they stock rainbow trout every year. I was going to check it out last year, but didn't get a chance. Vern

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Jim W

Coleman,
Inland stream Trout fishing is closed for the season. A winter catch and release season begins in January in designated SE MN streams only.
Trout do their thing this time of year!
You can catch trout up to the first falls in a lot of the LAke Superiors tribs, but not all. Please familiarize yourself with the fishing regulations manual on all species seasons.

You can find it at www.dnr.state.mn.us

Jim W

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Coleman --

Stearns County has trout streams south of St. Cloud in the Fairhaven area. Several guys I know do very well, but there is an access problem. The DNR regs show where the streams are located.

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Coleman

sjogren--
I'll give you a email in the future. When are some good times to go out and try it? And what type of tackle do you use through the ice? Do you use the same type of stuff as walleye fishing, except with different bait? Thanks a lot.

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Beerbatter

This is exactly the kind of info I am looking for too. Does anyone know more about the streams?

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2000 DNR Stocking Report
Aitkin County
Blue - 01018100
Rainbow Trout - 3,400 yearlings weighing 1,160.4 lbs.
Taylor - 01010900
Rainbow Trout - 5,000 fingerlings weighing 412.2 lbs.


Anoka County

Unnamed - 02065400
Rainbow Trout - 1,500 yearlings weighing 649.4 lbs.


Becker County

Bad Medicine - 03008500
Rainbow Trout - 3,927 yearlings weighing 2,953.0 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 12,000 yearlings weighing 5,194.8 lbs.
Hanson - 03017700
Rainbow Trout - 2,500 fingerlings weighing 268.8 lbs.
Meadow - 03037100
Rainbow Trout - 1,500 yearlings weighing 649.4 lbs.


Beltrami County

Benjamin - 04003300
Rainbow Trout - 4,500 fingerlings weighing 483.9 lbs.
Clearwater R.
Rainbow Trout - 1,500 yearlings weighing 574.7 lbs.


Carlton County

Corona - 09004800
Rainbow Trout - 2,512 yearlings weighing 601.0 lbs.


Carver County

Courthouse - 10000500
Rainbow Trout - 3,000 yearlings weighing 1,735.4 lbs.


Cass County

Diamond - 11039600
Rainbow Trout - 14,000 fingerlings weighing 1,505.4 lbs.
Hazel - 11029500
Rainbow Trout - 2,000 fingerlings weighing 215.1 lbs.
Margaret - 11004500
Rainbow Trout - 1,500 fingerlings weighing 123.7 lbs.
Perch - 11082600
Rainbow Trout - 2,000 fingerlings weighing 215.1 lbs.
Teepee - 11031200
Rainbow Trout - 3,000 fingerlings weighing 322.6 lbs.
Willard - 11056400
Rainbow Trout - 1,500 fingerlings weighing 161.3 lbs.


Clearwater County

Island - 15012700
Rainbow Trout - 2,000 fingerlings weighing 215.1 lbs.
Long - 15005700
Rainbow Trout - 14,500 yearlings weighing 5,330.9 lbs.


Cook County

Birch - 16024700
Rainbow Trout - 3,498 yearlings weighing 1,345.4 lbs.
Cross R.
Rainbow Trout - 60,060 fry weighing 17.2 lbs.
Esther - 16002300
Rainbow Trout - 3,000 yearlings weighing 1,186.0 lbs.
Kimball - 16004500
Rainbow Trout - 3,000 yearlings weighing 1,186.0 lbs.
Leo - 16019800
Rainbow Trout - 3,500 yearlings weighing 1,383.0 lbs.
Mink - 16004600
Rainbow Trout - 2,500 yearlings weighing 961.5 lbs.
Muckwa - 16010500
Rainbow Trout - 3,000 fingerlings weighing 69.4 lbs.
Pine - 16019400
Rainbow Trout - 3,000 yearlings weighing 1,186.0 lbs.
Ram - 16017400
Rainbow Trout - 1,098 fingerlings weighing 25.4 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 1,902 fingerlings weighing 85.3 lbs.
Surber - 16034300
Rainbow Trout - 800 fingerlings weighing 35.9 lbs.
Talus - 16018700
Rainbow Trout - 1,500 fingerlings weighing 34.7 lbs.
Temperance R.
Rainbow Trout - 50,135 fry weighing 14.3 lbs.
Thompson - 16016000
Rainbow Trout - 1,500 yearlings weighing 576.9 lbs.
Trout - 16004900
Rainbow Trout - 7,500 yearlings weighing 1,850.2 lbs.


Crow Wing County

Allen - 18020800
Rainbow Trout - 4,900 fingerlings weighing 404.0 lbs.
Huntington Mine - 18044100
Rainbow Trout - 5,000 yearlings weighing 1,700.7 lbs.
Mahnomen, Alstead & Arco - 18044000
Rainbow Trout - 12,565 yearlings weighing 5,026.0 lbs.
Manuel Mine - 18043500
Rainbow Trout - 4,000 yearlings weighing 1,365.2 lbs.
Pennington Mine - 18043900
Rainbow Trout - 9,500 yearlings weighing 3,242.3 lbs.
Portsmouth Mine - 18043700
Rainbow Trout - 11,000 yearlings weighing 3,741.5 lbs.
Strawberry - 18036300
Rainbow Trout - 2,700 fingerlings weighing 222.6 lbs.


Dakota County

Laclavon - 19044600
Rainbow Trout - 1,000 yearlings weighing 406.5 lbs.
Unnamed
Rainbow Trout - 500 yearlings weighing 282.5 lbs.


Fillmore County

Camp Cr.
Rainbow Trout - 500 yearlings weighing 237.0 lbs.
Duschee Cr.
Rainbow Trout - 1,600 yearlings weighing 928.5 lbs.
Lanesboro Park Pd
Rainbow Trout - 7,500 yearlings weighing 4,192.3 lbs.
Root R., S.br.
Rainbow Trout - 12,750 fingerlings weighing 183.2 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 4,860 yearlings weighing 2,894.3 lbs.
Root R., S.fk.
Rainbow Trout - 5,000 fingerlings weighing 69.7 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 1,710 yearlings weighing 981.8 lbs.
Willow Cr.
Rainbow Trout - 800 yearlings weighing 522.6 lbs.
Wisel Cr.
Rainbow Trout - 2,000 yearlings weighing 1,198.4 lbs.


Goodhue County

Cannon R., Little
Rainbow Trout - 2,868 yearlings weighing 1,250.0 lbs.


Hennepin County

Christmas - 27013700
Rainbow Trout - 241 adults weighing 1,352.6 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 1,000 yearlings weighing 408.2 lbs.
Little Long - 27017900
Rainbow Trout - 1,498 yearlings weighing 749.3 lbs.


Houston County

Crooked Cr.
Rainbow Trout - 5,000 fingerlings weighing 69.7 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 1,500 yearlings weighing 856.6 lbs.


Hubbard County

Blacksmith - 29027500
Rainbow Trout - 5,600 fingerlings weighing 602.0 lbs.
Crappie - 29012700
Rainbow Trout - 2,000 fingerlings weighing 215.0 lbs.


Itasca County

Moonshine - 31044400
Rainbow Trout - 2,554 fingerlings weighing 96.5 lbs.
Tioga Mine Pit - 31094600
Rainbow Trout - 1,530 yearlings weighing 577.4 lbs.
Unnamed (nickel) - 31047000
Rainbow Trout - 650 yearlings weighing 245.3 lbs.


Lake County

Bean - 38040900
Rainbow Trout - 1,500 yearlings weighing 576.9 lbs.
Beaver R.
Rainbow Trout - 50,707 fry weighing 14.3 lbs.
Beaver, E.br.
Rainbow Trout - 2,451 fry weighing 0.7 lbs.
Divide - 38025600
Rainbow Trout - 2,000 yearlings weighing 790.5 lbs.
Echo - 38002800
Rainbow Trout - 2,000 yearlings weighing 754.7 lbs.
Glacier Pond - 38071200
Rainbow Trout - 850 yearlings weighing 320.8 lbs.
Glacier Pond 2 - 38071202
Rainbow Trout - 497 fingerlings weighing 41.0 lbs.
Gooseberry R.
Rainbow Trout - 14,996 yearlings weighing 3,124.0 lbs.
Silver Cr.
Rainbow Trout - 1,225 fry weighing 0.4 lbs.
Split Rock R.
Rainbow Trout - 7,511 yearlings weighing 1,511.0 lbs.
Split Rock R.-e.br
Rainbow Trout - 1,597 fry weighing 0.5 lbs.
Split Rock, W. Branch
Rainbow Trout - 1,530 fry weighing 0.5 lbs.
Stewart R.
Rainbow Trout - 182,291 fry weighing 50.6 lbs.
Tofte - 38072400
Rainbow Trout - 5,750 yearlings weighing 2,169.8 lbs.


Lake Of The Woods County

Pitt Grade Cr.
Rainbow Trout - 25 adults weighing 71.2 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 750 yearlings weighing 287.4 lbs.


Le Sueur County

Pauls Creek
Rainbow Trout - 3,500 yearlings weighing 1,666.4 lbs.


Meeker County

Little Mud - 47009600
Rainbow Trout - 6,000 yearlings weighing 4,083.4 lbs.


Olmstead County

Mill Cr.
Rainbow Trout - 1,530 yearlings weighing 841.7 lbs.


Olmsted County

Foster-arend - 55001900
Rainbow Trout - 223 adults weighing 685.0 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 5,598 yearlings weighing 3,325.5 lbs.


Otter Tail County

Bass - 56072200
Rainbow Trout - 2,500 yearlings weighing 957.8 lbs.


Pine County

Crooked Cr.
Rainbow Trout - 300 yearlings weighing 157.5 lbs.
Grindstone - 58012300
Rainbow Trout - 5,000 yearlings weighing 2,632.0 lbs.


St. Louis County

Amity Cr.
Rainbow Trout - 4,053 fry weighing 1.1 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 6,109 fry weighing 1.8 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 6,103 fry weighing 1.9 lbs.
Briar - 69012800
Rainbow Trout - 20 adults weighing 125.0 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 2,529 yearlings weighing 605.0 lbs.
Chester Cr.
Rainbow Trout - 7,504 yearlings weighing 2,267.0 lbs.
Clearwater - 69039700
Rainbow Trout - 8 adults weighing 17.4 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 1,132 yearlings weighing 269.0 lbs.
French R.
Rainbow Trout - 109,427 fry weighing 36.0 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 23,630 yearlings weighing 5,861.0 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 51,934 yearlings weighing 22,894.7 lbs.
Knife, Little
Rainbow Trout - 13,290 fry weighing 4.4 lbs.
Lester R.
Rainbow Trout - 35,002 yearlings weighing 9,055.0 lbs.
Miner's Pit West - 69129300
Rainbow Trout - 2,800 yearlings weighing 1,056.6 lbs.
Norberg - 69131200
Rainbow Trout - 350 yearlings weighing 132.1 lbs.
Sabin - 69042900
Rainbow Trout - 1,550 yearlings weighing 584.9 lbs.
Sand - 69001600
Rainbow Trout - 22 adults weighing 129.4 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 2,602 yearlings weighing 657.0 lbs.
Sucker R.
Rainbow Trout - 6,078 fry weighing 1.7 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 7,897 fry weighing 2.5 lbs.
Rainbow Trout - 12,131 fry weighing 3.6 lbs.
Talmadge Cr.
Rainbow Trout - 26,302 fry weighing 7.3 lbs.
Upper Twin Pond - 69134500
Rainbow Trout - 401 yearlings weighing 106.8 lbs.


Stearns County

Big Watab - 73010200
Rainbow Trout - 9,988 yearlings weighing 4,271.7 lbs.


Washington County

Square - 82004600
Rainbow Trout - 3,500 yearlings weighing 1,645.0 lbs.


Winona County

Whitewater R., N.br.
Rainbow Trout - 4,106 yearlings weighing 2,170.0 lbs.
Whitewater R., S.br.
Rainbow Trout - 2,015 yearlings weighing 1,005.0 lbs.
Whitewater, Main Br.
Rainbow Trout - 4,994 yearlings weighing 2,725.0 lbs.
Whitewater, Main Br.
Rainbow Trout - 4,673 yearlings weighing 2,433.0 lbs.

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Beerbatter

Wow, thanks for the info. Good job finding those numbers. Is this on a website or do yo u work for the DNR?

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Coleman

Thank you very much for the info on the trout stockings. I'm going to try out Watab as soon as I can this summer. Can't wait to get out there and try some trout fishing.

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