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.
All stockings dates will be entered within 48 hours after completion.

Proposed Stocking Schedule for 2018

Trophy Trout Stream Stocking
WaterbodyTownWeek of:2YR Rainbow2YR Brown TroutTotal
Black RiverCavendish-Weathersfield 15005002000
East CreekRutland 1250 1250
Lamoille RiverFairfax  600600
Mississquoi RiverEnosburg 1000 1000
Otter CreekDanby/Mt Tabor 5005001000
Passumpsic RiverSt. Johnsbury 7003001000
Wallomsac RiverBennington 750 750
Walloomsac RiverBennington  250250
Winooski RiverWaterbury, Duxbury 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 ReservoirWoodfordBKT250
Amherst LakePlymouthRBT250
Black PondHubbardtonRBT200
Colby PondPlymouthBKT250
Colton PondKillingtonBKT200
Echo LakePlymouthRBT300
Goshen DamGoshenBKT450
Harriman ReservoirWilmington-WhitinghamBKT1000
Holland PondHollandRBT500
Kent PondKillingtonBKT200
Kent PondKillingtonRBT400
Knapp Pond No 1Reading-CavendishRBT600
Knapp Pond No 2Reading-CavendishBKT600
Lake ParanBennington/ShaftsburyRBT500
Lake RapondaWilmingtonRBT400
Lake RescueLudlowRBT300
Lake ShaftsburyShaftsburyRBT400
Lefferts PondChittendenBKT250
McIntosh PondRoyaltonRBT150
McIntosh PondRoyaltonBKT150
Mill PondWindsorRBT300
Miller PondStraffordBKT200
Miller PondStraffordRBT400
Red Mill PondWoodfordBKT300
Rood PondWilliamstown,BrookfieldBKT400
Smith PondPittsfordBKT300
Stoughton PondWeathersfieldRBT300
Sunset LakeBrookfieldRBT200
Sunset LakeBrookfieldBKT200
Yearlings/Smolt Stocking
SpeciesInland WatersLake Champlain
Brook Trout79200 
Brown Trout6225048000
Lake Trout490057000
Landlocked Atlantic Salmon34400141400
Rainbow Trout109800 
Steelhead Trout1000058000

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.