Fish Stocking Reports

Nebraska’s fisheries managers employ many tools to maintain and enhance our state’s fish populations and fishing opportunities. Stocking fish is just one of those tools. Each year millions of fish are stocked in Nebraska waters from one end of the state to the other, dozens of species are stocked in hundreds of waters.

Trout stocking schedule

2021 spring stocking

Each spring, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission stocks catchable-sized rainbow trout in community lakes and ponds across Nebraska. The stocked trout are approximately 10 inches in length. The stockings will occur in March and April.

The stocking schedule is to be determined at the following locations:


Date City Waterbody Number of trout
Week of March 8 Bridgeport Bridgeport NW 700
  Terrytown Terry’s Pit 1,500
  Scottsbluff Scottsbluff Zoo Pond 900
  Morrill North Morrill Pond 2,250
  Morrill Middle Morrill Pond 450
  Venice Two Rivers SRA 13,000
Week of March 15 Lincoln Holmes Lake 2,000
  Ponca Ponca SP 900
  E.T. Mahoney SP Century Link 2,000
  Hastings Heartwell Park 450
  Grand Island G.I. Suchs 650
  Papillion Halleck Park Pond 1,200
  Louisville Louisville SRA 1A 600
  Weeping Water Weeping Water 1,500
  David City David City Park Pond 600
  Ord Auble Pond 750
  Burwell Gracie Creek 1,000
  Fremont Fremont SRA #2 4,000
  Lincoln Holmes Lake 2,000
  Nebraska City Steinhart Park 800
  Humbolt Humbolt City Park Lake 350
  Auburn Auburn Rotary Club Lake 800
  Falls City Stanton Lake 200
  Pawnee Pawnee City Park Lake 300
  Holdrege Holdrege City Park 1,000
  Gibbon Windmill SRA #2 600
Curtis Curtis Golf Course 150
Oxford Oxford City Lake 150
Norfolk TahaZooka Park 1,500
Columbus Pawnee Park West 1,500
West Point West Point 900
Kearney Fort Kearny SRA #6 1,200
Gothenburg Lake Helen 2,000
Lexington Plum Creek 750
Week of March 22 Ponca Ponca State Park 600
Fremont Fremont SRA #2 1,000
Niobrara Niobrara State Park 1,000
Additional March Stockings Royal East Verdigre Creek 800
Ogallala Lake Ogallala 10,000
Red Cloud Elm Creek 1,000
April Trout Stockings Royal East Verdigre Creek 1,000
Venice Two Rivers SRA #5 10,000
Ainsworth Keller SRA #4 250
Ainsworth Keller SRA #5 400
Lynch/ Verdigre Steel Creek 200
Johnstown Sand Springs 400
Royal Grove Sandpit 50
Ogallala Lake Ogallala 10,000
Harrison Gilbert Baker WMA 600
Chadron Chadron North 1,700
Chadron Chadron State Park Pond 500
Morrill North Morrill 2,000
Morrill Middle Morrill 450
Scottsbluff Scottsbluff Zoo Pond 900
Bridgeport Bridgeport N.W. Lake 1,400
Terrytown Terry’s Pit 1,500
Crawford Grabel 1 (Fort Robinson SP) 400
Crawford Grabel 2 (Fort Robinson SP) 800
Crawford Grabel 3 (Fort Robinson SP) 400
Crawford Carter P Johnson (Fort Robinson SP) 2,500


History of fish stocking

We’ve been stocking Nebraska water bodies with a diversity of fish species since the late 1920s. Explore the searchable database that shows which species were stocked when and where.

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