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.

Vermont is evaluating a new genetic strain of rainbow trout and we need your help! Learn where this new strain is being stocked and how you can report your catch.

Proposed Stocking Plan for 2022

Trophy Trout Stream Stocking
WaterbodyTownWeek of:2YR Rainbow2YR Brown Trout2YR Brook TroutTotal
Black RiverCavendish-Weathersfield5/2 - 5/9 - 5/16 - 5/231500500 2000
Deerfield RiverSearsburg-Somerset5/16 - 5/23  13001300
East CreekRutland4/25 - 5/231250  1250
Lamoille RiverFairfax4/25 – 5/9 600 600
Missisquoi RiverEnosburg4/25 – 5/91000  1000
Otter CreekDanby-Mount Tabor4/25 - 5/23500500 1000
Passumpsic RiverSt. Johnsbury5/2 - 5/16700300 1000
Walloomsac RiverBennington4/25 - 5/16750250 1000
Winooski RiverDuxbury-Waterbury5/2 - 5/161000350 1350
Trophy Trout Lakes and Pond Stocking
WaterbodyTownExpected Stock DateSpeciesNumber Planned
Adams ReservoirWoodford BKT250
Amherst LakePlymouth RBT200
Black PondHubbardton RBT200
Center PondNewark BKT100
Colby PondPlymouth BKT250
Colton PondKillington BKT250
Echo LakePlymouth RBT200
Forest LakeAverill RBT100
Harriman ReservoirWilmington-Whitingham BKT1000
Holland PondHolland RBT500
Kent PondKillington BKT250
Kent PondKillington RBT400
Knapp Pond No 1Cavendish-Reading RBT300
Knapp Pond No 2Cavendish-Reading BKT300
Lake ParanBennington-Shaftsbury RBT500
Lake RapondaWilmington RBT300
Lake RescueLudlow RBT250
Lake ShaftsburyShaftsbury RBT200
Lefferts PondChittenden BKT600
Long PondWestmore BKT150
Martin's PondPeacham BKT100
May PondBarton BKT350
McIntosh PondRoyalton BKT150
McIntosh PondRoyalton RBT200
Mill PondWindsor RBT300
Miller PondStrafford RBT400
Miller PondStrafford BKT250
Osmore PondPeacham BKT150
Rood PondBrookfield-Williamstown BKT550
Smith PondPittsford BKT300
Smith PondPittsford BKT300
Stoughton PondWeathersfield RBT300
Sunset LakeBrookfield BKT250
Sunset LakeBrookfield RBT300
Wheeler PondBarton-Sutton BKT50
Zack Woods-Perch PondsHyde Park-Wolcott BKT100
Yearlings/Smolt Stocking
SpeciesInland WatersLake Champlain
Brook Trout74350 
Brown Trout5355048000
Lake Trout480057000
Landlocked Atlantic Salmon31400154000
Rainbow Trout97150 
Steelhead Trout1160058000
Total269450317000

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