Fish Stocking Plan

Every year the department’s fish hatcheries work hard to increase your chances of angling success in Vermont.
Whether you’re looking to catch a beautiful “Trophy Trout” on the Winooski River or cast for brookies in a stocked stream near you, this year’s stocking plan will not let you down.

Regular stocking updates will begin the first week of May and will continue until all stocking is complete.
All stockings dates will be entered within 48 hours after completion.

Proposed Stocking Plan for 2019

Trophy Trout Stream Stocking
WaterbodyTownWeek of:2YR Rainbow2YR Brown TroutTotal
Black RiverCavendish-Weathersfield5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/2715005002000
East CreekRutland5/6, 5/271250 1250
Lamoille RiverFairfax4/29, 5/13 600600
Missisquoi RiverEnosburg4/29, 5/131000 1000
Otter CreekDanby/Mt Tabor5/6, 5/275005001000
Passumpsic RiverSt. Johnsbury5/6, 5/207003001000
Walloomsac RiverBennington4/29, 5/277502501000
Winooski RiverWaterbury, Duxbury4/29, 5/13 10003501350

Note: Trophy area stocking dates are subject to change based on weather and water conditions.

Trophy Trout Lakes and Pond Stocking
WaterbodyTownSpeciesNumber Planned
Adams ReservoirWoodfordBKT200
Amherst LakePlymouthRBT250
Black PondHubbardtonRBT200
Colby PondPlymouthBKT200
Colton PondKillingtonBKT150
Echo LakePlymouthRBT300
Goshen DamGoshenBKT400
Harriman ReservoirWIlmingtonBKT340
Holland PondHollandRBT500
Kent PondKillingtonBKT150
Kent PondKillingtonRBT300
Knapp Pond No 1Reading-CavendishRBT600
Knapp Pond No 2Reading-CavendishBKT500
Lake ParanBennington/ShaftsburyRBT500
Lake RapondaWilmingtonRBT400
Lake RescueLudlowRBT300
Lake ShaftsburyShaftsburyRBT400
Lefferts PondChittendenBKT200
McIntosh PondRoyaltonBKT150
McIntosh PondRoyaltonRBT200
Mill PondWindsorRBT300
Miller PondStraffordBKT150
Miller PondStraffordRBT350
Red Mill PondWoodfordBKT250
Rood PondWilliamstown,BrookfieldBKT350
Smith PondPittsfordBKT250
Stoughton PondWeathersfieldRBT300
Sunset LakeBrookfieldBKT200
Sunset LakeBrookfieldRBT200
Yearlings/Smolt Stocking
SpeciesInland WatersLake Champlain
Brook Trout87400 
Brown Trout6185054436
Lake Trout490057000
Landlocked Atlantic Salmon34400145000
Rainbow Trout100300 
Steelhead Trout1000058000
Total297450314436
The destruction of the Roxbury Fish Hatchery by Tropical Storm Irene has resulted in fewer trout being stocked in inland lakes and streams. Roxbury produced a significant number of yearling and trophy fish every year and the department plans on rebuilding the hatchery.

Dates are tentative, may change because of weather, or stream conditions.

For further information, please email Dave Yasharian or 802-467-3660.