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 2023

Trophy Trout Stream Stocking

WaterbodyTownWeek of:2YR Rainbow2YR Brown Trout2YR Brook TroutTotal
Black RiverCavendish-Weathersfield5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/221500500 2000
Deerfield RiverSearsburg-Somerset5/8, 5/15  11001100
East CreekRutland4/24, 5/221250  1250
Lamoille RiverFairfax4/24, 5/8 600 600
Missisquoi RiverEnosburg4/24, 5/81000  1000
Otter CreekDanby-Mount Tabor4/24, 5/22500500 1000
Passumpsic RiverSt. Johnsbury5/1, 5/15700300 1000
Walloomsac RiverBennington4/24, 5/22750250 1000
Winooski RiverDuxbury-Waterbury5/1, 5,151000350 1350

Trophy Trout Lakes and Pond Stocking

WaterbodyTownSpeciesNumber Planned
Adams ReservoirWoodfordBKT250
Amherst LakePlymouthRBT200
Center PondNewarkBKT100
Colby PondPlymouthBKT250
Colton PondKillingtonBKT200
Echo LakePlymouthRBT200
Ewell PondPeachamRBT100
Forest LakeAverillRBT100
Goshen DamGoshenBKT450
Harriman ReservoirWilmington-WhitinghamBKT1000
Harvey's LakeBarnetRBT300
Holland PondHollandRBT500
Joe's PondDanvilleRBT200
Kent PondKillingtonRBT400
Kent PondKillingtonBKT200
Kettle PondGrotonRBT200
Knapp Pond No 1Cavendish-ReadingRBT150
Knapp Pond No 1Cavendish-ReadingRBT150
Knapp Pond No 2Cavendish-ReadingBKT300
Lake ParanBennington-ShaftsburyRBT500
Lake RapondaWilmingtonRBT100
Lake RapondaWilmingtonRBT100
Lake RescueLudlowRBT250
Lake ShaftsburyShaftsburyRBT200
Lefferts PondChittendenBKT250
Long PondWestmoreBKT150
Martin's PondPeachamBKT100
May PondBartonBKT300
McIntosh PondRoyaltonBKT100
McIntosh PondRoyaltonRBT200
Mill PondWindsorRBT300
Miller PondStraffordRBT400
Miller PondStraffordBKT200
Newark PondNewarkRBT200
Osmore PondPeachamBKT100
Rood PondBrookfield-WilliamstownBKT500
Smith PondPittsfordBKT300
Stoughton PondWeathersfieldRBT300
Sunset LakeBrookfieldRBT150
Sunset LakeBrookfieldRBT150
Sunset LakeBrookfieldBKT200
Wheeler PondBarton-SuttonBKT100
Zack Woods-Perch PondsHyde Park-WolcottBKT50

Yearlings/Smolt Stocking

SpeciesInland WatersLake Champlain
Brook Trout63550 
Brown Trout5445048000
Lake Trout645057000
Landlocked Atlantic Salmon33400190500
Rainbow Trout103850 
Steelhead Trout1160058000

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