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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

2020 fall stocking

Each fall, 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 majority of stockings will occur in October.

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

 

Nebraska CitySteinhart Park Pond800

Date City Waterbody Number of trout
Week of Oct. 5 Royal East Verdigre Creek 200
  Fort Robinson State Park Grabel Pond No. 1 1,200
  Fort Robinson State Park Grabel Pond No. 3 400
  Alliance Laing Lake 1,500
  Bridgeport Bridgeport SRA northwest lake 700
  Fort Robinson State Park Lake Carter P Johnson 2,500
 
Week of Oct. 13 South Sioux City Crystal Cove Lake 4,500
  Bridgeport Bridgeport SRA northwest lake 700
  North Morrill Pond 2,000
  Middle Morrill Pond 450
  South Morrill Pond 400
  Scottsbluff Scottsbluff Zoo Pond 900
  Omaha Hitchcock Park Pond 450
  Omaha Towl Park Pond 300
  North Park Holdrege City Lake 2,000
  Fort Kearney State Recreation Area Fort Kearney SRA Lake No. 6 1,200
  Curtis Curtis Golf Course pond 150
  Oxford Oxford City Park Pond 300
  Ogallala Humphrey Pond 600
  Norfolk Ta Ha Zouka Park Lake 1,500
  Columbus Pawnee Park west pond 1,500
  Niobrara State Park Niobrara State Park Pond 1,000
  Royal Grove Lake WMA 1,500
  Omaha Standing Bear Lake 3,000
  Papillion Lake Halleck 1,200
 
Week of Oct. 19
  Fremont Fremont SRA lake No. 2 5,000
Weeping Water Weeping Water City Park Pond 1,500
Kearney Central Nebraska Veterans Home 300
Burwell Gracie Creek 1,000
Halsey National Forest Bessey Pond 600
Ord Ord City Lake 1,500
Hastings Heartwell Park Lake 810
Grand Island Such’s Lake 585
Lincoln Bowling Lake 400
Lincoln Holmes Lake 3,000
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park CenturyLink Lake 1,500
Auburn Auburn Fairground Lake 800
Falls City Stanton Lake 200
Pawnee Pawnee City Pond 300
Humbolt Humbolt City Park Lake 600
Broken Bow Melham Park Lake 875
Ansley Ansley City Pond 1,000
  David City David City Pond 600
  Gothenburg Lake Helen 2,000
  Gibbon Windmill SRA lake No. 2 600
  Lexington Plum Creek Park Lake 750
  North Platte Birdwood WMA 4,000
  Omaha Benson Park Pond 1,050
  Omaha Fontenelle Park Pond 1,200
  Omaha Standing Bear Lake 3,500
 
Week of Nov. 2 Royal East Verdigre Creek 200
 
Week of Nov. 9 Royal East Verdigre Creek 200
  Fairbury Crystal Springs Middle 1,200
 
Week of Nov. 16 Royal East Verdigre Creek 200
 
Week of Nov. 23 Royal East Verdigre Creek 200
Week of Nov. 30 Royal East Verdigre Creek 200
 
Week of Dec. 7 Royal East Verdigre Creek 200
  Omaha Standing Bear Lake 3,750
  Lincoln Holmes Lake 3,000
  Lincoln Bowling Lake 400
 
Week of Dec. 14 Royal East Verdigre Creek 200
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park Century Link Lake 3,500
  Omaha Standing Bear Lake 3,750
 
Week of Dec. 21 Royal East Verdigre Creek 200
 
Week of Dec. 28 Royal East Verdigre Creek 200

 

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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