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Fishing WisconsinCatchable trout stocking 2018

catchable trout - brook trout

Catchable-size trout provide a variety of angling opportunities.

About 740,000 catchable rainbow, brown, brook and lake trout (275,000, 200,000 215,000 and 50,000 respectively) will be delivered to waters statewide before the First Saturday in May inland opener. The fish are raised at Nevin Fish Hatchery, Osceola Fish Hatchery and St. Croix Falls Hatchery. Additional fish were raised and stocked through cooperative rearing agreements with fishing clubs, and about 70,000 fish will be stocked in urban fishing waters, small lakes and ponds cooperatively managed with the local municipality and used as a place for fishing clinics and kids fishing.

What's been planned

Waters planned for stocking. All waters on this list will be stocked this spring as conditions allow.  

What's been delivered

While stocking of catchable size inland trout has occurred in southern inland waters, deliveries of fish will be delayed beyond the May 5 fishing opener at many northern inland waters due to road weight limits and ice conditions.Waters where fish have already been stocked. This list will be updated as conditions improve.

Last revised: Tuesday May 01 2018