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Catchable-Size Trout Stocking 2023

Fishing Wisconsin

catchable trout - brook trout

Almost 754,000 catchable-size rainbow, brown and brook trout have been delivered to waters statewide as of the beginning of June, 2023. The fish are raised at Nevin Fish Hatchery, Osceola Fish Hatchery and St. Croix Falls Hatchery. Additional fish were raised and stocked through cooperative rearing from West Central and Northeastern fish hatcheries. About 70,000 fish were stocked in urban fishing waters, small lakes and ponds cooperatively managed with the local municipality.

Catchable-size trout species and life stages stocked in Wisconsin in 2023.

Species Broodstock Yearling Large fingerling Total
Rainbow trout 1,835 214,192 29,885 245,912
Brown trout 4,523 103,898 191,026 299,447
Brook trout 1,896 116,673 90,063 208,632

What's been stocked

Catchable-size trout stocking efforts are now complete for 2023. 

Final list of catchable-size trout stocked --June 5, 2023 [PDF]