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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 stocked in Wisconsin in 2022.

Species Broodstock Yearling Large fingerling Total
Rainbow trout 2,384 235,478 30,680 268,542
Brown trout 3,984 116,376 209,241 329,601
Brook trout 4,710 113,290 70,112 188,112

What's been stocked

Catchable-size trout stocking efforts are complete for 2022. 

Final list of catchable-size trout stocked --June 14, 2022 [PDF]