The Quarry Lake at the St. Stephens Historical Park is one of the few public lakes in Washington County. For the past few years, park visitors have remarked that fishing in our lake is not as plentiful as it once was. The lake needed to be stocked to increase our guests’ recreational fishing pleasure which should then generate increased revenue for the park.
In June 2018, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources completed a study of our lake indicated that our pond is healthy for mixed-use. it has deep, clear, unproductive (not covered with plankton) water and is suited to fishing and swimming. The seine test revealed that the bass and bream stock are at adequate levels. The catfish population is significantly understocked.
The recommendation for stocking the lake was to introduce 6″-8″ catfish into the pond. This is the recommended size so that the existing bass fish will not eat the catfish prior to maturity. Mr. Norman Green was the recommended supplier.