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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 schedule will not let you down.

Regular stocking updates will begin the first week of May and will continue until all stocking is complete.
 
 
2015 will see the continuation of the VT “Trophy” fish stocking program. 2015 will be an exciting year of angling if you like catching big fish.  
Trophy Stocking 2015
WaterbodyTownWeek of:2YR Rainbow2YR Brown TroutTotal
Black RiverCavendish-Weathersfield 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/2515005002000
East CreekRutland4/27, 5/251250 1250
Lamoille RiverFairfax4/27, 5/11 600600
Mississquoi RiverEnosburg4/27, 5/11 1000 1000
Otter CreekDanby/Mt Tabor5/4, 5/255005001000
Passumpsic RiverSt. Johnsbury 5/4, 5/185005001000
Walloomsac RiverBennington5/4, 5/18 7502501000
Winooski RiverWaterbury, Duxbury 5/4, 5/1810003501350
 
In addition to annual stockings of yearling trout, the following ponds will also receive 2-year old trout.  
Additional Trophy Stocking 2015
WaterbodyTownSpeciesNumber Planned
Adams ReservoirWoodfordBKT60
Amherst LakePlymouthRBT60
Black PondHubbardtonRBT200
Colby PondPlymouthBKT60
Colton PondSherburneBKT250
Echo LakePlymouthRBT70
Goshen DamGoshenBKT350
Harriman ReservoirWilmington-WhitinghamBKT1000
Holland PondHollandRBT300
Kent PondSherburneRBT500
Kent PondSherburneBKT150
Knapp Pond No 1Reading-CavendishRBT90
Knapp Pond No 2Reading-CavendishBKT80
Lake ParanBennington/ShaftsburyRBT500
Lake RapondaWilmingtonRBT770
Lake RescueLudlowRBT330
Lake ShaftsburyShaftsburyRBT40
Lefferts PondChittendenBKT150
May PondBartonBKT350
McIntosh PondRoyaltonBKT200
McIntosh PondRoyaltonRBT300
Mill PondWindsorRBT300
Miller PondStraffordRBT600
Miller PondStraffordBKT200
Osmore PondPeachamBKT100
Rood PondWilliamstown,BrookfieldBKT550
Searsburg ReservoirSearsburgBKT250
Smith PondPittsfordBKT250
Stoughton PondWeathersfieldRBT600
Sunset LakeBrookfieldBKT250
Sunset LakeBrookfieldRBT300
Zack Woods-Perch PondsHyde Park/WolcottBKT50
 
*Trophy area stocking dates are subject to change based on weather and water conditions.  
   

 
Yearlings/Smolts 2015
SpeciesInland WatersLake Champlain
Brook Trout56300 
Brown Trout6215048000
Lake Trout1370057000
Landlocked Atlantic Salmon33000148839
Rainbow Trout67500 
Steelhead Trout1000058000
Total242650311839
 
   
The destruction of the Roxbury Fish Hatchery by Tropical Storm Irene has resulted in fewer trout being stocked in inland lakes and streams. Roxbury produced a significant number of yearling and trophy fish every year and the department plans on rebuilding the hatchery. For more information, please email Dave Yasharian (David.Yasharian@state.vt.us) or phone at 802-467-3660.