- Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Media Contact for Fall trout stocking begins in September
Media Contact, MassWildlife
MassWildlife will stock over 61,000 trout starting in mid-September. Approximately 25,000 rainbow trout over 14 inches, 31,600 rainbow trout over 12 inches, and 5,000 brown trout over 9 inches will be stocked across Massachusetts this fall. These fish, coupled with the nearly 470,000 trout that were stocked in the spring, will provide for some great fall fishing! Fall stocking season will begin around mid-September depending on water temperatures and wrap up around mid-October. Once stocking begins, visit mass.gov/Trout for a stocking report that is updated daily.
As the weather cools down, the fishing heats up! With fewer crowds, fall is the perfect time to get on the water. Check out our best fall fishing tips, including how to target bass and trout.