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The DNR annually stocks local lakes with walleye and a few bodies of water with rainbow trout and muskie. The goal is to grow larger fish like this 24" walleye, a prime natural producer of additional walleye. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Stocking fish means avoiding winterkill

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Park Rapids area fish stocking for 2009 is complete, offering anglers additional opportunities to be successful on the water in the future.


Fish like walleye, muskie and trout are raised in local rearing ponds for stocking Minnesota's lakes, but the process has many variables, one of which is climate.

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