Fish Stocking Reports

Some changes have been made to the original fall trout stocking schedule and the schedule has been adjusted below. Click here for details >

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 Fall Stockings

Each fall, 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
Week of Sept. 27 Crawford Lower Ice House (Fort Robinson SP) 500
  Crawford Middle Ice House (Fort Robinson SP) 250
  Crawford  Cherry Creek (Fort Robinson SP) 250
  Crawford Grabel No. 2 (Fort Robinson SP) 1,200
  Crawford Grabel No. 3 (Fort Robinson SP) 650
Week of Oct. 4 Ogallala Humphrey Pond 600
Bridgeport Bridgeport SRA middle lake 2,000
Bridgeport Bridgeport SRA northwest lake 1,400
Alliance Laing Lake 1,500
Crawford Carter P. Johnson Lake (Fort Robinson SP) 2,500
Red Cloud Elm Creek 1,000
 Week of Oct. 11 Morrill North Morrill Pond 2,250
Morrill Middle Morrill Pond 450
Morrill South Morrill Pond 400
Scottsbluff Riverside Park Pond 900
Holdrege Holdrege City Lake 1,800
Kearney Fort Kearny SRA No. 6 1,080
Curtis Curtis golf course pond 150
  Oxford Oxford City Lake 300
South Sioux City Crystal Cove Lake 2,500
Norfolk Ta-Ha-Zouka Park Lake 1,500
Columbus Pawnee Park west pond 1,500
Fremont Fremont Lakes SRA No. 2 3,000
Omaha Fontenelle Park Pond 1,200
Omaha Benson Park Pond 1,050
Omaha Hanscom Park Pond 450
Omaha Towl Park Pond 300
Papillion Lake Halleck 1,200
Nebraska City Steinhart Park Pond 800
Weeping Water Weeping Water Park Pond 1,500
Louisville Louisville SRA Lake 1a 600
Omaha Standing Bear Lake 2,000
Week of Oct. 18 Gothenburg Lake Helen1 1,900
Niobrara Niobrara State Park pond 750
Gibbon Windmill SRA No. 2 540
Lexington Plum Creek Park Pond 675
Week of Oct. 25 Halsey Bessey Pond 600
North Platte Birdwood WMA 2,500
Hastings Heartwell Park Lake 810
Grand Island Suck’s Lake 585
Ansley Ansley City Pond 750
Kearney Central Nebraska Veteran’s Home Pond 200
Ord Auble Pond 1,000
Wilber Wilber Reservoir No. 1 300
Lincoln Bowling Lake (south pond) 400
Lincoln Holmes Lake 3,000
Eugene T. Mahoney SP CenturyLink Lake 1,500
Auburn Optimist Lake 800
Falls City Stanton Lake 200
Pawnee Pawnee City Park Lake 300
Humboldt Humboldt City Park Lake 600
Broken Bow Melham Park Lake 750
David City David City Park Pond West 600
Cutthroat trout stockings (week of Sept. 27) Crawford (Fort Robinson SP) White River 75-
Crawford (Fort Robinson SP) Lake Carter P. Johnson 950
Bridgeport Bridgeport SRA 1,000
Alliance Alliance golf course pond 300
Royal Grove Lake WMA sandpit 50
Tiger trout stockings  Curtis (week of Oct. 11) Curtis golf course 300
(week of Oct. 25) Rock Creek SRA Rock Creek Lake 1,000
(week of Oct. 25) Chadron Chadron State Park Pond 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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