Stocked Trout

  • 2017-18 Winter Schedule
  • 2017 Spring Schedule
  • Map of Stocking Locations
  • Current Stocking Report
  • 2017-18 Winter Trout Stocking

    Note:A trout fishing license is required at these stocked locations.

  • 2017 Spring Trout Stocking

    Note:A trout fishing license is required at these stocked locations.

  • map of trout stocking locations

    Map of Stocking Locations

  • Cold Water Stocking Report

    The list below identifies where adult Brook, Brown, or Rainbow trout were recently stocked into Tennessee waters.

    Cold Water Stocking Locations (.pdf)

    Note: The stocking report is updated weekly. The dates listed next to the water body are representative of when the water was last stocked as information is available. There are many factors that may impact when fish can be stocked, so the scheduled stocking dates are subject to change. For more information on where you can find these stocked waterbodies, visit the
    Map of Stocking Location (interactive map).

    Coldwater Stocking 10-18-2017

    REGION WATER BODY DATE
    Region 1 Beech Lake 1/11/2017
    Region 1 Bolivar Park 1/9/2017
    Region 1 Bradford City Pond 1/10/2017
    Region 1 Cameron Brown lake 1/9/2017
    Region 1 Davis Plantation Pond 1/9/2017
    Region 1 Edmund-Orgill Park Lake 1/10/2017
    Region 1 Hurricane Creek 4/25/2017
    Region 1 Johnson Park Lake 1/10/2017
    Region 1 Lake Graham 1/5/2017
    Region 1 Martin City Lake 1/10/2017
    Region 1 McKenzie City Park Lake 1/9/2017
    Region 1 Milan City Pond 1/9/2017
    Region 1 Munford City Park Lake 1/9/2017
    Region 1 Paris City Park Lake 1/9/2017
    Region 1 Shelby Farms 1/10/2017
    Region 1 Standing Rock Creek 4/25/2017
    Region 1 Union City Lake 1/10/2017
    Region 1 Whiteoak Creek 4/25/2017
    Region 1 Yale Road City Pond 1/9/2017
    Region 2 Big Rock Creek 2/23/2017
    Region 2 Billy Dunlap Park 2/2/2017
    Region 2 Cowan City Park 3/16/2017
    Region 2 Duck River Fishermans Park 1/13/2017
    Region 2 Duck River Riverside Dam 3/10/2017
    Region 2 East Fork Shoal Creek 6/7/2017
    Region 2 Ft. Campbell 7/18/2017
    Region 2 Harpeth River 3/17/2017
    Region 2 J D Buckner Lake 2/9/2017
    Region 2 J. Percy Priest TW 2/24/2017
    Region 2 Kingston Springs lake 2/9/2017
    Region 2 Lafayette City Park Lake 1/26/2017
    Region 2 Little Buffalo River 6/7/2017
    Region 2 Marrowbone Lake 2/10/2017
    Region 2 McCutcheon Creek 3/17/2017
    Region 2 Mill Creek 6/8/2017
    Region 2 Normandy TW 6/1/2017
    Region 2 Salt Lick Creek 4/4/2017
      WATER BODY DATE
    Region 2 Shelby Park Lake 3/16/2017
    Region 2 Stone Bridge Park 2/2/2017
    Region 2 Sulphur Fork Creek 3/2/2017
    Region 2 Tims Ford TW 10/4/2017
    Region 2 VA Hospital Pond 2/1/2017
    Region 2 West Fork Stones River 3/9/2017
    Region 3 Athens City Park Pond 4/28/2017
    Region 3 Bald River 5/3/2017
    Region 3 Barren Fork River 5/18/2017
    Region 3 Battle Creek 5/9/2017
    Region 3 Big Lost Creek 5/26/2017
    Region 3 Calfkiller River 5/23/2017
    Region 3 Cane Creek 5/24/2017
    Region 3 Cane Creek Park Lake 1/18/2017
    Region 3 Center Hill TW 10/12/2017
    Region 3 Charles Creek 5/18/2017
    Region 3 Citico Creek 8/17/2017
    Region 3 Collins River 5/15/2017
    Region 3 Dale Hollow 2/15/2017
    Region 3 Dale Hollow TW 10/13/2017
    Region 3 Flat Fork Creek 4/11/2017
    Region 3 Flynns Lick Creek 5/3/2017
    Region 3 Goforth Creek 5/26/2017
    Region 3 Greasy Creek 5/26/2017
    Region 3 Green Cove Pond 8/10/2017
    Region 3 Hiwassee River TW 7/28/2017
    Region 3 Lake Junior 2/8/2017
    Region 3 Little Sequatchie River 5/16/2017
    Region 3 Mountain Creek 4/18/2017
    Region 3 North Barren Fork Creek 5/3/2017
    Region 3 North Chickamauga Creek 5/9/2017
    Region 3 North River 5/3/2017
    Region 3 Parksville 3/8/2017
    Region 3 Parksville TW 5/26/2017
    Region 3 Pickett Lake 7/13/2017
    Region 3 Pine Creek 4/27/2017
    Region 3 Piney Creek 5/9/2017
      WATER BODY DATE
    Region 3 Pocket Creek 5/16/2017
    Region 3 Rocky River 5/24/2017
    Region 3 Sequatchie River 5/23/2017
    Region 3 Sink Creek 4/27/2017
    Region 3 Spring Creek 5/26/2017
    Region 3 Standing Stone lake 3/6/2017
    Region 3 Sweeten Creek 5/9/2017
    Region 3 Tellico 4/21/2017
    Region 3 Tellico River 8/17/2017
    Region 3 Town Creek 5/16/2017
    Region 3 Tumbling Creek 5/26/2017
    Region 3 Turtletown Creek 5/12/2017
    Region 3 Upper Hills Creek 4/11/2017
    Region 3 Wolf River 5/17/2017
    Region 4 Alexander Creek 9/22/2017
    Region 4 Beaverdam Creek 6/27/2017
    Region 4 Big Creek 4/27/2017
    Region 4 Boone TW 8/1/2017
    Region 4 Brush Creek 5/8/2017
    Region 4 Buffalo Creek 8/25/2017
    Region 4 Calderwood 10/6/2017
    Region 4 Cassi Creek 10/12/2017
    Region 4 Cherokee TW 5/11/2017
    Region 4 Clark Creek 5/30/2017
    Region 4 Conservation Lake 4/12/2017
    Region 4 Cosby Creek 7/3/2017
    Region 4 Dillard Ponds 10/16/2017
    Region 4 Doe Creek 7/6/2017
    Region 4 Doe River 6/26/2017
    Region 4 Elk River 5/22/2017
    Region 4 Forge Creek 7/21/2017
    Region 4 Ft. Patrick Henry TW 8/3/2017
    Region 4 Gap Creek 4/26/2017
    Region 4 Goose Creek 6/8/2017
    Region 4 Gulf Fork Big Creek 5/30/2017
    Region 4 Horse Creek 6/26/2017
    Region 4 Indian Creek 4/26/2017
      WATER BODY DATE
    Region 4 Johnson City Kids Fishing Derby 10/6/2017
    Region 4 Laurel Creek 6/27/2017
    Region 4 Laurel Fork 6/26/2017
    Region 4 Leconte Creek 5/18/2017
    Region 4 Little River 10/5/2017
    Region 4 Middle Prong Pigeon River 10/17/2017
    Region 4 Nolichucky River 9/26/2017
    Region 4 Norris TW 9/22/2017
    Region 4 North Indian Creek 7/28/2017
    Region 4 Norton Creek 6/29/2017
    Region 4 Oneida City Lake 1/4/2017
    Region 4 Paint Creek 10/4/2017
    Region 4 Panther Creek 4/21/2017
    Region 4 Puncheoncamp Creek 5/1/2017
    Region 4 Reedy Creek 5/12/2017
    Region 4 Richardson Creek 5/1/2017
    Region 4 Rock Creek Park 5/19/2017
    Region 4 Rocky Fork 10/16/2017
    Region 4 South Holston 3/13/2017
    Region 4 South Holston TW 9/7/2017
    Region 4 South Indian Creek 10/16/2017
    Region 4 Spivey Creek 6/8/2017
    Region 4 Station Creek 4/26/2017
    Region 4 Stony Creek 7/6/2017
    Region 4 Tackett Creek 4/10/2017
    Region 4 Upper Roan Creek 6/21/2017
    Region 4 Watauga 4/3/2017
    Region 4 West Prong Little Pigeon River 9/29/2017
    Region 4 West Prong Little Pigeon River (Pigeon Forge) 10/3/2017
    Region 4 Wilbur 9/13/2017
    Region 4 Wilbur TW 9/20/2017

 

2017 spring trout stocking schedule

Wild trout are generally limited to East Tennessee’s mountain streams, so most anglers rely on stocking for their trout fishing opportunities.

For over 50 years, managers have addressed this demand by stocking tailwaters, rivers, reservoirs and small lakes from Memphis to Mountain City. TWRA operates four coldwater hatcheries that stock over a million trout into about 125 different waterbodies across the state of Tennessee each year. An additional 1 million are produced by the Dale Hallow and Erwin National Fish Hatcheries annually.

Stocking frequency varies depending on the yearly temperatures of the particular waterbody, so check out the annual fishing guide to find out approximate stocking times and locations. Many of the stocked trout streams flow through private property. To assure the future of these fisheries, respect landowner's rights by obtaining permission before wading through the property and leave the area cleaner than you found it.

Winter Trout Program

TWRA truck unloading trout to stock a water body

The winter trout program is designed to provide trout fishing opportunities in urban areas, particularly where there are few or no trout fisheries. The program began in 1999 in Nashville but has expanded to 34 locations from Memphis to Chattanooga with nearly 100,000 trout stocked during the 2015/2016 season. Winter fishing events are typically held near town centers on public property with ample parking. Higher stocking rates are used to assure high catch rates. Stocking dates are published in advance of each event and are provided in the Winter Stocked Trout link above.

 

 

Delayed Harvest Areas

Several stocked streams are closed to harvest during specific periods and then opened to harvest later in the year. The objective of this regulation is to provide a catch-and-release fishery for trout during the winter months using relatively low numbers of stocked trout. Then later in the year, after these fish have grown some, they may be harvested.winter trout

Regulations and boundaries vary for each creek so please consult TWRA’s Fishing Guide.

The following areas have delayed harvest regulations:

  • Paint Creek (Green County)
  • Tellico River (Monroe County)
  • Gatlinburg Trout streams (Sevier County):
    • West Prong Little River
    • Dudley Creek
    • Roaring Fork
    • Leconte Creek
  • Hiwassee River (Polk County)
  • Piney River (Rhea County)

Trout Hatchery Production Reports