Fish Stocking Program
Stocking fish is one tool that Nebraska’s fisheries managers employ to maintain and enhance fish populations and fishing opportunities.
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, with dozens of species stocked in hundreds of waters. Fish are stocked to supplement populations that have high angler harvest, limited natural survival or low natural reproduction capacities. Fisheries management biologists conduct biological and angler surveys and work with production staff to determine fish stocking plans.
Fish stocking database
Search our database of fish stockings that goes back to 1927.
Trout stocking reports
Trout are stocked in city ponds and state park and recreation area lakes across the state each year.
Purchase stamps, resident and non-resident fishing permits here.