Trout Stocking Dates

2019 Trout Stocking Dates

Just over 100,000 rainbow trout will be released this spring at 66 Ohio public lakes and ponds.

Rainbow trout releases will take place across Ohio from March 8 – May 19 as long as areas are ice-free and accessible to anglers. Stocking of these public lakes and ponds are excellent opportunities for families to fish together. Fishing for catchable-sized trout is a great way to introduce young people to the outdoors. Rainbow trout are raised at state fish hatcheries and measure 10-13 inches before they are released by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. The daily catch limit for inland lakes is five trout.

These are the locations in District 3 Northeast Ohio:

Forest Hill Pond (Cleveland), Glacier Lake – Mill Creek Park (Youngstown), Hinckley Lake (Cleveland), Jefferson Lake (Wintersville), Little Turtle Pond (Akron), Lock # 4-Ohio Canal (Canal Fulton), Ohio/Erie Canal (Cleveland), Petros Lake (Canton), Punderson Lake (Newbury), Rowland Nature Preserve Lake (Elyria), Shadow Lake (Cleveland), Silver Creek Lake (Akron), Veterans Park Granger Pond (Mentor).

Stocking dates are tentative based on ice-free conditions. 

** Denotes a special event will be taking place.

LOCATION COUNTY STOCK DATE
ADAMS LAKE Adams 3/8/2019
FORKED RUN LAKE Meigs 3/14/2019
RUSH RUN LAKE Preble 3/15/2019
NEW LEXINGTON RESERVOIR 1A Perry 3/15/2019
CALDWELL LAKE Ross 3/21/2019
LAKE ALMA Vinton 3/21/2019
WOLF RUN LAKE Noble 3/21/2019
BLUE LIMESTONE PARK Delaware 3/22/2019
CLARK LAKE Clark 3/22/2019
FOUNDATION PARK Knox 3/22/2019
MT. GILEAD LAKE Morrow 3/22/2019
TIMBRE RIDGE LAKE Lawrence 3/22/2019
BARNESVILLE RESERVOIR #3 Belmont 3/28/2019
BLUE ROCK LAKE Muskingum 3/29/2019
DOW LAKE Athens 3/29/2019
HINCKLEY LAKE Medina 3/29/2019
MONROE LAKE Monroe 3/29/2019
PETROS LAKE Stark 3/29/2019
SHADOW LAKE Cuyahoga 3/29/2019
BELMONT LAKE Belmont 4/4/2019
FOREST HILL POND Cuyahoga 4/4/2019
GLACIER LAKE (MILL CREEK PARK) Mahoning 4/4/2019
PAINESVILLE REC PARK POND Lake 4/4/2019
SWANTON WATERWORKS RESERVOIR Lucas 4/4/2019
DELTA RESERVOIR #2 Fulton 4/5/2019
JEFFERSON LAKE Jefferson 4/5/2019
SHELBY RESERVOIR #3 Richland 4/5/2019
SYCAMORE STATE PARK POND Montgomery 4/5/2019
ROCKY FORK LAKE Highland 4/6/2019 **
PIKE LAKE Pike 4/8/2019 **
DAVIS LAKE Auglaize 4/11/2019
LAMBERJACK LAKE Seneca 4/11/2019
ROWLAND NATURE PRESERVE LAKE Lorain 4/11/2019
SCHOONOVER LAKE Allen 4/11/2019
SILVER CREEK LAKE Summit 4/11/2019
PUNDERSON LAKE Geauga 4/12/2019
WALKER ROAD POND Lorain 4/12/2019
LITTLE TURTLE POND Summit 4/13/2019 **
PEARSON METROPARK PONDS Lucas 4/13/2019 **
YOCTANGEE PARK LAKE Ross 4/13/2019 **
VAN WERT RESERVOIR #1 Van Wert 4/17/2019
LIMA LAKE Allen 4/18/2019
MCKARNS LAKE Williams 4/18/2019
TAWAWA LAKE Shelby 4/18/2019
VESUVIUS LAKE Lawrence 4/18/2019 **
VETERANS PARK POND Lake 4/18/2019
WHITE STAR QUARRY Sandusky 4/18/2019
ANTRIM LAKE Franklin 4/19/2019 **
CENCI PARK LAKE Fairfield 4/19/2019
HERITAGE PARK Franklin 4/19/2019
QUARRY PARK Marion 4/19/2019
ROSE LAKE Hocking 4/19/2019 **
EAST HARBOR STATE PARK POND Ottawa 4/20/2019 **
JACKSON CITY RESERVOIR Jackson 4/20/2019 **
NORWALK RESERVOIR #1 Huron 4/26/2019
MALABAR FARMS INN POND Richland 4/27/2019 **
OHIO CANAL LOCK #4 Stark 4/27/2019 **
OLANDER LAKE Lucas 4/27/2019 **
TURKEY CREEK LAKE Scioto 4/27/2019 **
ASHLEY UPGROUND Delaware 5/4/2019 **
SUNBURY UPGROUND #2 Delaware 5/4/2019 **
EYMAN PARK Fayette 5/4/2019 **
CROSS ROADS INDUSTRIAL PONDS Crawford 5/4/2019 **
GIERTZ LAKE Hancock 5/4/2019 **
STONELICK LAKE Clermont 5/4/2019 **
OHIO / ERIE CANAL Cuyahoga 5/19/2019 **