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 schedule will not let you down.

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

Proposed Stocking Schedule for 2017

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

Yearlings/Smolt Stocking
SpeciesInland WatersLake Champlain
Brook Trout  
Brown Trout  
Lake Trout  
Landlocked Atlantic Salmon  
Rainbow Trout  
Steelhead Trout  
Total  

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.

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