Current Season Spring Trout Stocking | Last Updated 25 May 2022

DEC stocks more than 2.3 million catchable-size brook, brown, and rainbow trout in over 309 lakes and ponds and roughly 2,900 miles of streams across the state each spring. This dataset represents the planned stocking numbers, species and time of spring for those waters for the current fishing season. The current stocking data is updated annually in mid-March.

Tags: stocking, river, lakes, ponds, streams, brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout

This dataset has the following 9 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
YearyearnumberYear for which planned fish stocking is scheduled.
DEC Regiondec_regionnumberDEC Region where planned stocking will occur. • Region 1: (Long Island) Nassau and Suffolk counties; • Region 2: (New York City) Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island; • Region 3: (Lower Hudson Valley) Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties; • Region 4: (Capital Region/Northern Catskills) Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie counties; • Region 5: (Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain) Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties; • Region 6: (Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario) Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence counties; • Region 7: (Central New York) Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga and Tompkins counties; • Region 8: (Western Finger Lakes) Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties; • Region 9: (Western New York) Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming counties. A map of NYSDEC regions can be found on NYSDEC’s website at
CountycountytextNYS county where planned stocking will occur.
TowntowntextTown where planned stocking will occur.
WaterbodywaterbodytextName of waterbody stocking has been requested to take place.
DatedatetextApproximate season or month(s) when the planned stocking is scheduled to occur.
NumbernumbernumberNumber of fish planned to be stocked.
Species Namespecies_nametextSpecies of fish planned to be stocked.
Size (inches )size_inchestextSize range of fish to be stocked.