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As warm weather approaches many of us are gearing up for the spring and summer fishing seasons. The five state fish culture stations are gearing up as well.
 
 
2014 will see the continuation of the VT “Trophy” fish stocking program. The number of trophy trout (2+ year old) stocked will be close to 15,350 statewide. Eight streams and rivers will be designated as trophy trout streams this year encompasing over 16 miles of trophy water. In addition 15 ponds and lakes will be stocked with trophy trout totaling more than 1,100 acres receiving 2 year old trout. 2014 will be an exciting year of angling if you like catching big fish.  
Trophy Stocking 2014
WaterbodyTownWeek of:2YR Rainbow2YR Brown TroutTotal
Black RiverCavendish-Weathersfield May 5, May 12, May 19, May 2615005002000
East CreekRutlandMay 5, May 261250 1250
Lamoille RiverFairfaxApril 28, May 12 400400
Lamoille RiverFairfaxMay 1, 2014 400400
Mississquoi RiverEnosburgApril 28, May 121000 1000
Otter CreekDanby/Mt TaborMay 5, June 2 May 5, June 25005001000
Passumpsic RiverSt. JohnsburyMay 5, May 19 5005001000
Walloomsac RiverBenningtonApril 28, June 2 April 28, June 27502501000
Winooski RiverWaterbury, Duxbury May 5, May 1910003501350
 
In addition to annual stockings of yearling trout, the following ponds will also receive 2-year old trout.  
Additional Trophy Stocking 2014
WaterbodyTownSpeciesNumber Planned
Amherst LakePlymouthRBT300
Black PondHubbardtonRBT200
Echo LakePlymouthRBT300
Holland PondHollandRBT200
Kent PondKillingtonRBT500
Knapp Pond No 1Reading-CavendishRBT250
Lake ParanBennington/ShaftsburyRBT500
Lake RapondaWilmingtonRBT800
Lake RescueLudlowRBT500
Lake ShaftsburyShaftsburyRBT300
McIntosh PondRoyaltonRBT300
Mill PondWindsorRBT300
Miller PondStraffordRBT600
Stoughton PondWeathersfieldRBT600
Sunset LakeBrookfieldRBT300
 
*Trophy area stocking dates are subject to change based on weather and water conditions. Regular stocking updates will begin by the first week of May and will continue until all stocking is complete. For further information, please contact Dave Yasharian (802-467-3660 or David.Yasharian@state.vt.us).  
   
Inland waters of Vermont will be stocked with over 257,000 Yearling Landlocked Salmon, Brook, Brown, Rainbow, Lake and Steelhead Trout in 2014. In addition over 150,000 fry and fingerlings will also be stocked in inland waters.

Fish & Wildlife continues to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Irene with the destruction of the Roxbury Fish Culture Station. This impact is reflected in reduced stocking numbers of trout in inland lakes and streams from pre-Irene stocking numbers. Roxbury produced a significant number of yearling, and trophy fish every year. The State is committed to rebuilding the Roxbury Fish Culture Station and hopes to break ground on a rebuilt Roxbury Fish Culture Station by spring of 2015

Lake Champlain will be stocked with over 346,000 yearling Landlocked Salmon, Steelhead, Brown, and Lake Trout, and over 128,000 landlocked Salmon fry, and fingerlings. And over 150,000 Walleyes fry and fingerlings. Lamprey control measures have been very successful, and the fishing in the big Lake is the best it has been in years.

Vermont has 808 lakes and ponds and over 7000 miles of rivers and brooks in addition to America's "Sixth Great Lake", Lake Champlain, and the longest river in New England the Connecticut. With this abundance of water, Vermont offers anglers top quality coldwater fishing for salmon, and trout as well as some of the best warm water fishing for bass and panfish in New England. So whether you choose to cast a fly for trout in a cold Green Mountain stream, troll for lakers and salmon in the deep lakes of the Northeast Kingdom, or fish topwater for bass in a shallow bay at dusk Vermont has something for every angler. Many of our lakes and ponds offer both top quality warm and cold water fishing oportunities in the same body of water. So get out there and enjoy all the fishing oportunities that Vermont has to offer and remember if you have the opportunity, take a kid fishing!
 
Yearlings/Smolts 2014
SpeciesInland WatersLake Champlain
Brook Trout70300 
Brown Trout6350048000
Lake Trout1380057000
Landlocked Atlantic Salmon33000183000
Rainbow Trout67000 
Steelhead Trout1000058000
Total257600346000
 
   
For further information, please contact Dave Yasharian (802-467-3660 or David.Yasharian@state.vt.us)