2.27 Million Trout Stocked

New York: DEC to Stock some 2.27 Million Trout

Coming to a Water Near You

DEC fish hatchery staff have been busy stocking hundreds of thousands of trout throughout the state. The 2020 Spring Trout Stocking summary has now been posted on our website. When all is said and done, 2.27 million catchable-size brook, brown, and rainbow trout will be stocked in 307 lakes and ponds and roughly 2,845 miles of streams across the state. Add in nearly 1.6 million yearling lake trout, steelhead, landlocked salmon, splake, and coho salmon and you get an angler’s paradise in New York State. Additionally, the state is blessed with an abundance of wild trout resources for anglers to enjoy.

As a reminder, DEC’s fish hatcheries are closed to visitors until further notice.