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Am I able to bass fish quarry park? The trout season hasn’t started and I was wondering if that affects anything. I know that there are largemouth and smallmouth in the quarries.  I will not be keeping any fish. I am catch and release only.

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

I don't know the answer to your question but wanted to welcome you to the Fishing Kinnesota forums.  The St Cloud forum is usually pretty active and there are a number of very good local fisherman who contribute regularly.  I'm sure someone will have an answer for you soon.

 

Again welcome!

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Welcome to FM @Fisherman245

 

Enjoy and after you go please let us know how it goes. Pics are awesome.

 

Lot of great folks here...I'm sure someone will help out.

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I've been to the quarry parks in my younger years, it was kinda fishing!!??

 

I honestly didn't know people fished them.?

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25 minutes ago, smurfy said:

I've been to the quarry parks in my younger years, it was kinda fishing!!??

 

I honestly didn't know people fished them.?

chasing the girls doesn't count ya goofball!!!!!  ??

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C&R season for bass opens same day as trout. Honestly, I didn’t know any of the quarries had bass. Thought it was just sunfish and a couple trout that get stocked.

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The only designated trout lake that I'm aware of in Stearns county is Big Watab.  So, that's the only lake you need a trout stamp.  

 

But, as was mentioned you can't fish for either bass or trout until this weekend regardless of the location.  

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Trout stamp is needed to fish in designated trout lakes or possess trout. If trout are kept at a quarry lake one needs a trout stamp.

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Big Watab is not a designated trout lake. However, to keep trout on that lake, you do need a trout stamp. 

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21 minutes ago, JBMasterAngler said:

Big Watab is not a designated trout lake. However, to keep trout on that lake, you do need a trout stamp. 

 

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/trout_lakes/list.html

 

Fishing on designated trout lakes requires a trout stamp, regardless if you keep trout or not. 

Law changed in 2003 I believe .....

 

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I know you need a trout stamp to fish designated trout lakes. But Big Watab Lake is NOT a designated trout lake. You can fish that lake without a trout stamp. You can also use live minnows and two rods for ice fishing on Watab. BUT...if you plan to keep trout on Watab, then you need a trout stamp.

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1 hour ago, JBMasterAngler said:

I know you need a trout stamp to fish designated trout lakes. But Big Watab Lake is NOT a designated trout lake. You can fish that lake without a trout stamp. You can also use live minnows and two rods for ice fishing on Watab. BUT...if you plan to keep trout on Watab, then you need a trout stamp.

 

You may want to check the link ......?

 

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@JBMasterAngler you are right Watab is not designed trout lake. Don’t listen to Tom he thinks he knows everything. 

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Big watab is maybe 8 miles from my front door, drive by it a fair amount but never had an interest in fishing it. Just never been into trout fishing for done reason.

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Watab has allot more to offer then trout, good bass population, the occasional nice walleye, nice pike (they love those trout).  Lots of structure, great water clarity. Good luck !!

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15 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

proof is in da pudding!! Just because a lake is stocked with trout doesn’t mean it’s a designated trout lake. 

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/6264.0050/ 
 

 

You are correct moose, just wasn't what I was told by MNDNR by phone...  stamp to target 

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