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Catchable-Size Trout Stocking 2024

Fishing Wisconsin

catchable trout - brook trout

Nearly 700,000 catchable-size rainbow, brown and brook trout have been delivered to waters statewide as of the beginning of May 2024. 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 2024.

Species Broodstock Yearling Large fingerling Total
Rainbow trout 1,320 208,053 16,329 225,702
Brown trout 4,447 91,396 192,826 288,669
Brook trout 2,127 113,855 62,813 178,795

What's been stocked

Catchable-size trout stocking efforts are now complete for 2024. 

Final list of catchable-size trout stocked -- May 2024 [PDF]