Fishing in Stony Brook, Minnesota

Fishing in Stony Brook, Minnesota
Stony Brook is a small community on the west side of Minnesota at the edge of Lightning Lake. Several other lakes are also in the area, such as Stony, Stony Brook and Ash. Other outdoor recreation such as hiking and hunting are available at places such as Kube-Swift State Wildlife Management Area.

Pelican Lake

Pelican Lake is situated 22 miles to the east of Stony Brook. It over 11,000 acres and has a depth of 38 feet. However, half of the lake is only 15 feet deep or less. Water visibility goes to 6 feet. Main fish varieties in the lake include northern pike, sunfish, bullhead, largemouth bass and walleye. A license is required on all fishing waters within the state, and no out-of-state bait is allowed.

Pomme de Terre Lake

Pomme de Terre Lake is located 14 miles southeast of Stony Brook. It is a small lake of just over 1,800 acres and has a depth of 23 feet. Visibility of the lake is generally only about 3 feet, which keeps fish from getting spooked by boats. Several gravel and concrete ramps are available for lake access. There are several fish species in the lake, including northern pike, bass, bullhead, walleye and perch. Walleye have been stocked periodically to keep levels up.

Lightning Lake

Lightning Lake is located next to Stony Brook township. At just over 500 acres, it is not a very large lake and has a depth of just 11 feet. Visibility is around 2 feet, so boats do not frighten the fish. There is one concrete access point to the lake. Fish species include pike, perch, bullhead and walleye. Walleye have been stocked every other year since 2002.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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