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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

2022 Spring Stockings

Each spring, rainbow trout are stocked in city ponds and state park and recreation area lakes across the state by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. These stockings enhance fishing opportunities during fall and winter. Cutthroat and tiger trout stockings also are scheduled for a select number of water bodies.

Stocking schedules can change on short notice for a variety of reasons. The following is a tentative rainbow trout stocking schedule, including quantities:

Date City Waterbody Number of trout
March 14 Fremont Fremont Lakes SRA No. 2 5,000
March 15 Humboldt Humboldt City Park Lake 350
  Pawnee Pawnee City Pond 300
  Auburn Rotary Club Lake 800
Falls City Stanton Lake 200
Papillion Lake Halleck 1,200
Weeping Water Weeping Water Pond 1,500
Ashland CenturyLink Lake 2,500
March 16 Kearney Fort Kearny SRA No. 6 1,200
Gibbon Windmill SRA No. 2 600
Holdrege Holdrege City Lake 1,000
Nebraska City Steinhart Park East Pond 800
Louisville Louisville SRA 1A 600
Hastings Heartwell Park Lake 450
Grand Island Such’s Lake 650
March 17 Ponca Ponca SP Pond 750
Niobrara Niobrara SP Pond 600
Ord Auble Pond 750
March 18 Ponca Ponca State Park 750
Geneva Geneva Pond 300
Norfolk Ta-Ha-Zouka Park Lake 1,500
March 19 Columbus Pawnee Park West Lake 1,500
West Point Neligh Park Pond 900
Lincoln Holmes Lake 4,000
March 21 Terrytown Terry’s Pit 1,500
Scottsbluff Riverside Park Pond 900
Parks Rock Creek Lake 500
David City David City Park Pond West 600
March 22 Waterloo Two Rivers SRA No. 5 3,500
Bridgeport Bridgeport SRA Middle Lake 2,000
Bridgeport Bridgeport SRA Northwest Lake 1,400
March 28 Morrill North Morrill Pond 2,250
Morrill Middle Morrill Pond 450
March 29 Oxford Oxford City Lake 150
Gothenburg Lake Helen 2,000
Lexington Plum Creek Park Lake 750
Others in March as time/weather allows
Knox and Antelope counties East Branch of Verdigre Creek 600
Elm Creek Wildlife Management Area Elm Creek 1,000
Waterloo Two Rivers SRA Lake No. 5 10,500
Royal Grove Lake WMA sandpit 75
Loup County Gracie Creek Pond 500
April stockings Knox and Antelope counties East Branch of Verdigre Creek 1,000
Waterloo Two Rivers SRA Lake No. 5 10,500
Ainsworth Keller Park SRA No. 4 250
Ainsworth Keller Park SRA No. 5 400
Sand Springs Plum Creek Valley WMA 400
Ogallala Lake Ogallala 12,000
Fort Robinson SP Lake Carter P. Johnson 2,500
Harrison Gilbert-Baker WMA Pond 600
North Platte Birdwood WMA 1,000
Loup County Gracie Creek Pond 1,000
Chadron Chadron City Reservoir North 1,700
Chadron Chadron City Reservoir South 1,700
Chadron Chadron SP Pond 500
Morrill North Morrill Pond 2,250
Morrill Middle Morrill Pond 450
Scottsbluff Riverside Park Pond 900
Bridgeport Bridgeport SRA Northwest Lake 1,400
Terrytown Terry’s Pit 1,500
Fort Robinson SP South Grabel Pond 2 1,200
Fort Robinson SP Middle Grabel Pond 600
Fort Robinson SP Cherry Creek Diversion Pond 250
Parks Rock Creek Lake 1,500
Other stockings already completed Royal East Branch of Verdigre Creek 200
Curtis Curtis Golf Course Pond 300 (tiger trout)
Chadron Chadron State Park Pond  500 (tiger trout)
Alliance Alliance Golf Course Pond  400 (tiger trout)

 

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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