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Catchable-Size Trout Stocking 2022

Fishing Wisconsin

catchable trout - brook trout

Over 700,000 catchable-size rainbow, brown and brook trout have been delivered to waters statewide before the First Saturday in May inland opener. 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 agreements with fishing clubs. About 70,000 fish will be stocked in urban fishing waters, small lakes and ponds cooperatively managed with the local municipality and used as a place for fishing clinics and kids fishing.

Catchable-size trout species and life stages are planned to be stocked in Wisconsin, in Spring 2022

Species Broodstock Yearling Large fingerling Total
Rainbow trout 2,384 204,858 30,680 237,922
Brown trout 3,984 92,573 209,241 305,798
Brook trout 4,710 86,108 70,112 160,930

What's been stocked

Catchable-size trout stocking efforts are still ongoing. A final report will be issued later in the season.

Catchable-size trout stocked as of May 4, 2022 [PDF]