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Big Stone NWR East Pool

Lac Qui Parle County, MN
Lac Qui Parle County, MN
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Big Stone NWR East Pool is located in Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota. This lake is 1,286 acres in size. It is approximately 0 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Walleye, White Bass, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch,.
1,286 acres
LAKE SIZE
0 feet
MAX DEPTH
16.8 miles
SHORELINE
FISH TO CATCH
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Brown Bullhead
Channel Catfish
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Rock Bass
Walleye
White Bass
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
Bigmouth Buffalo
Bluntnose Minnow
Carp
Common Shiner
Creek Chub
Fathead Minnow
Freshwater Drum
Golden Redhorse
Greater Redhorse
Hybrid Sunfish
Johnny Darter
Longnose Dace
Orangespotted Sunfish
Quillback
Shorthead Redhorse
Spottail Shiner
Tadpole Madtom
White Sucker
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Big Stone NWR East Pool.
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PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Big Stone NWR East Pool
HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY

The East Pool of the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge (East Pool) is a reservoir of the Minnesota River with water levels regulated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for waterfowl and shorebirds. Public access is allowed but motorized equipment is not. Shore fishing exists along the face of the highway 75 dam, in its tail waters, and at a handicapped-accessible shore fishing location at No-Bridge, just outside of Odessa. Fishing opportunities also exist at the low flow structure (including handicap-accessible) in the northeast corner of the East Pool. Ice fishing is also common during winter months.

Twenty-three fish species were sampled in 2013 compared to 30 in 2008. Underutilized species such as black bullhead, white sucker, and shorthead redhorse were the most abundant species sampled. Game fish species were sampled in low abundance. Sampled black crappie ranged from 5 - 11 inches, channel catfish from 7 - 25 inches, northern pike from 21 - 32 inches, and walleye from 12 - 17 inches. Although abundances were low, anglers have reported having moderate success for northern pike and walleye, particular during winter.

Future fish management activities include stocking 1.5 million walleye fry in 2014, and fish population assessment in 2018.

NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Big Stone NWR East Pool. Although we strive to provide the most accurate information as we can the information contained in this page is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.
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