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SPRING TROUT STOCKING BEGINS IN MASSACHUSETTS

MassWildlife will begin stocking of nearly 500,000 trout soon.
By MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife  |  March 5, 2019
SPRING TROUT STOCKING BEGINS IN MASSACHUSETTS
Trout release photo by Bill Byrne.

Close to 500,000 brook, brown, rainbow, and tiger trout will be stocked this spring from MassWildlife’s five hatcheries located in Sandwich, Palmer, Belchertown, Sunderland, and Montague. These fish, coupled with the more than 65,000 fish stocked last fall, will provide some excellent fishing in the coming months.

Stocking is scheduled to begin in southeastern waters during the first full week of March with other regions of the state expected to follow soon after.

You can get daily stocking updates online, or by contacting local district offices for the latest stocking information.

2019 spring trout stocking stats:

  • Most of the trout will be over 12 inches
  • More than 45% of the trout will be over 14 inches
  • More than 45,000 brook trout will be over 12 inches
  • More than 50,000 brown trout will be over 12 inches
  • More than 194,000 rainbow trout will be over 14 inches
  • More than 800 brown trout will be over 18 inches
  • 1,000 brook trout will be over 15 inches
  • More than 2,500 tiger trout will be over 14 inches

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