Approximately 500,000 hatchery grown  Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Tiger trout are stocked in lakes, ponds, rivers and streams across the state. Trout stocking begins sometime in March, depending on weather conditions and water chemistry, and ends around Memorial Day in May. In the fall, trout stocking takes place during a 2-week period, usually beginning in the last week of September and ending Columbus Day weekend in October. Trout Stocking Reports are updated online daily.

2016 spring trout stocking stats:

  • 55% of the fish average over 14 inches
  • 72% of the fish average over 12 inches
  • 215,700 rainbows will average over 14 inches
  • 39,350 rainbows will average over 12 inches
  • 10,000 rainbows will average between 9 and 12 inches
  • 530 brown trout will be over 18 inches
  • 48,500 brown trout will average over 12 inches
  • 80,600 brown trout average between 9 and 12 inches
  • 940 brook trout will average over 15 inches
  • 41,900 brook trout will average over 12 inches
  • 46740 brook trout between 9 and 12 inches
  • 2,900 tiger trout that will average over 14 inches