Kentucky Trout Stocking Schedule (2021)

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Kentucky Trout Stocking Schedule (2021)

Updated: March 6, 2021

Known to have some truly exceptional fishing lakes, Kentucky is also home to numerous smaller public waters the provide quality trout fishing at various times of the year. When looking at amazing fisheries like Lake Barkley, Lake Kentucky, and Lake Cumberland, it’s easy to see why.

Like nearby Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, trout fishing is also a popular pastime for anglers in The Bluegrass State.

As with many states, however, it is the smaller lakes and streams that shine when it comes to trout fishing, however.

March 2021

March 19

  • Middleton Mills Park Lakes-Long Pond, Kenton County – 500
  • Gunpowder Creek, Boone County – 400
  • Southgate Lake, Campbell County – 500
  • Middleton Mills Park Lakes-Shelterhouse Pond, Kenton County – 500
  • Prisoners Lakes, Kenton County – 750
  • Big Bone Creek, Boone County – 400

March 18

  • Boulder Pond, Jefferson County – 400
  • Miles Park-Anglers Lake, Jefferson County – 750
  • Miles Park-Green Heron Lake, Jefferson County – 500
  • Floyds Fork Creek, Jefferson County – 1200
  • Cherokee Park Lake, Jefferson County – 750
  • Fisherman’s Park Lakes-Lake #3, Jefferson County – 500
  • Tom Wallace Park Lake, Jefferson County – 1500
  • Waverly Park Lake, Jefferson County – 1500
  • Fisherman’s Park Lakes-Lake #4, Jefferson County – 500

March 17

  • Kess Creek Park Lake, Graves County – 500
  • Yellow Creek Park Lake, Daviess County – 750
  • Lake Montgomery, McCracken County – 1500
  • Panther Creek Park Lake, Daviess County – 750
  • Clinton Rotary Park Lake, Hickman County – 500
  • Madisonville Park Lake-South, Hopkins County – 1500
  • Mike Miller Park Lake, Marshall County – 750

March 16

  • James D. Beville Park Lake, Grayson County – 750
  • Nolin River Lake Tailwater, Edmonson County – 250 Brown Trout
  • Roundstone Creek, Hart County – 200 Brown Trout
  • Three Springs Lake, Warren County – 1500
  • Metcalfe County Lake, Metcalfe County – 500
  • Trammel Creek, Allen County – 1000
  • Sulphur Springs Creek, Simpson County – 200 Brown Trout
  • Sulphur Springs Creek, Simpson County – 500
  • Trammel Creek, Allen County – 600 Brown Trout
  • Jennings Creek, Warren County – 1000
  • Roundstone Creek, Hart County – 400
  • Jennings Creek, Warren County – 500 Brown Trout

March 4

  • Logan-Hubble Park Lake, Lincoln County – 1500
  • Panbowl Lake, Breathitt County – 3000
  • Upper Sportsman’s Lake, Franklin County – 1500
  • Cannon Creek Lake, Bell County – 3000 Brown Trout
  • Kingdom Come State Park Lake, Harlan County – 500
  • Mill Creek Lake, Powell County – 1500
  • Lower Sportsman’s Lake, Franklin County – 500

March 3

  • Fagan Branch Lake, Marion County – 1000 Brown Trout
  • Otter Creek-ORA, Meade County – 1000
  • Camp Ernst Lake, Boone County – 1500
  • Otter Creek-Fort Knox, Meade County – 500
  • Paintsville Lake, Johnson County – 10,000 Brown Trout
  • Bloomfield Park Lake, Nelson County – 500
  • Otter Creek-Fort Knox, Meade County – 500 Brown Trout
  • Alexandria Community Park Lake, Campbell County – 1500
  • Leary Lake, Grant County – 1500

March 2

  • Jacobson Park Lake, Fayette County – 3000
  • Pikeville City Lake, Pike County – 1250
  • Eagle Lake, Rowan County – 500
  • Grants Branch Lake, Pike County – 2000
  • Lake Mingo, Jessamine County – 500
  • Triplett Creek, North Fork, Rowan County – 350
  • Triplett Creek, Rowan County – 400
  • Whitehall Park Lake, Madison County – 1500
  • Easy Walker Park Pond, Montgomery County – 500
  • Lusby Lake, Scott County – 500
  • Anderson County Community Park Lake, Anderson County – 500
  • Scott County Park Lake, Scott County – 500
  • Lake Pollywog, Grant County – 750
  • Southland Church Lake, Jessamine County – 500
  • Millennium Park Lake, Boyle County – 500

Kentucky Trout Stocking Destination Outlook (2021)

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has announced the following trout stocking dates and locations for early 2021:

  • Fishpond Lake, Letcher County (1,000)
  • Highsplint Lake, Harlan County (1,750)
  • Mill  Creek Lake, Powell County (1,500)
  • Bert T. Combs Lake, Clay County (1,000)
  • Beulah Lake, Jackson County (1,000)
  • Cranks Creek Lake, Harlan County (2,000)
  • Peabody WMA-Access Lake, Muhlenberg County (1,500)
  • Peabody WMA-Rob’s Pond, Muhlenberg County (1,000)
  • Peabody WMA-Flycatcher Lake, Muhlenberg County (1,000)

Weather and road conditions may create changes to the Kentucky trout stocking schedule.

What Lakes and Creeks are scheduled for Trout Stocking in Kentucky?

Between October and December 2020, numerous lakes and creeks in Kentucky will be stocked with trout.

For individual anglers, a daily creel limit of 8 rainbow trout is in place, with a possession limit of 16. There is no minimum size requirement for trout that are kept, however.

As part of the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FIN) initiative, numerous lakes and ponds are set for trout stocking in Kentucky during the last quarter of 2020.

See the chart below for scheduled stocking areas and quantity:

Lake/PondOctNovFebMar
Anderson County Community Park LakeX500500500
Camp Ernst LakeX150015001500
Millennium Park PondX500500500
Southgate LakeX500500500
Alexandria Community Park LakeX150015001500
Panther Creek Park Lake750X750750
Waymond Morris Park Lake1500X1500
Yellow Creek Park Lake750X750750
Jacobson Park Lake3000X30003000
Kentucky Horse Park Rolex LakeX15001500X
​Flemingsburg Old ReservoirX​15001500X
Lower Sportsman’s Lake500X500500
Upper Sportsman’s Lake1500X15001500
Lake PollywogX750750750
​Leary LakeX​150015001500
​Kess Creek Park Lake500X​500​500
James D. Beville Park Lake750X750750
Kingdom Come State Park Lake500X500500
Clinton Rotary Park Lake​500X500​500
Madisonville City Park Lake South1500X15001500
Cherokee Park Lake750X750750
Fisherman’s Park Lake #3500X500500
Fisherman’s Park Lake #4500X500500
Tom Wallace Park Lake1500X15001500
Waverly Park Lake1500X15001500
William F. Miles Angler Lake750X750750
William F. Miles Green Heron Lake500X500500
Lake Mingo500X500500
​Southland Church Lake​500X​500500
Middleton Mills Long Pond500X500500
Middleton Mills Shelterhouse Pond500X500500
Prisoners Lake750750750
Brickyard PondX15001500X
​Logan Hubble Park LakeX​1500​15001500
Whitehall Park Lake1500X15001500
Mike Miller Park Lake750X750750
Maysville-Mason County Rec. Park LakeX15001500X
​Lake Montgomery in Bob Noble Park​1500X1500​1500
Easy Walker Park PondX500500500
Bloomfield Park LakeX500500500
Lusby LakeX500500500
Scott County Park LakeX500500500
Three Springs LakeX150015001500

What Seaonal Catch-and-Release Streams and Creeks are Stocked in Kentucky?

In 2020 and early 2021, The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources plans on stocking over a dozen creeks between October and March.

The creeks and streams scheduled for trout stocking in Kentucky are:

  • Otter Creek
  • Casey Creek
  • Clear Creek
  • Floyds Fork
  • Bark Camp Creek
  • Big Bone Creek
  • Gunpowder Creek
  • Swift Camp Creek
  • Rock Creek
  • Trammel Fork
  • Left Fork (Beaver Creek)
  • Cane Creek
  • Beaver Creek

Daily Kentucky Trout Stocking Schedule for Fall 2020

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources announces regular trout stocking ahead of time. Below are the dates shared for upcoming trout stocking.

Be sure to check back regularly for additional dates as they become available:

Tuesday, October 13th

  • Lake Montgomery: 1,500
  • Mike Miller Park Lake: 750
  • Kess Creek Park Lake: 500
  • Clinton Rotary Park Lake: 500
  • Cranks Creek Lake: 1,000
  • Kingdom Come State Park Lake: 500
  • Highsplint Lake: 1,000
  • Martin’s Fork Lake Tailwater: 750
  • Fishpond Lake: 1,000
  • Fishtrap Lake Tailwater: 2,000
  • Russell Fork Creek: 750
  • Bert Combs Lake: 1,000

Wednesday, October 14th

  • Trammel Creek: 1,000
  • Jennings Creek: 1,000
  • Casey Creek: 1,000
  • Sulphur Springs Creek: 500
  • Jacobson Park Lake: 3,000
  • Elk Springs Creek: 400
  • Beaver Creek: 500
  • West Hickman Creek: 500
  • Beulah Lake: 1,000
  • Carr Creek Lake Tailwater: 1,000
  • Buckhorn Lake Tailwater: 1,000
  • Panbowl Lake: 3,000

Thursday, October 15th

  • Roundstone Creek: 400
  • Lynn Camp Creek: 500
  • Nolin Lake Tailwater: 1,000
  • Boulder Pond: 400
  • Waverly Park Lake: 1,500
  • Tom Wallace Park Lake: 1,500
  • Green Heron Lake (Miles Park): 500
  • Angler Lake (Miles Park): 750
  • Cannon Creek Lake: 3,000
  • Clear Creek: 400
  • Looney Creek: 500
  • Wood Creek Lake: 4,000
  • Mill Creek Lake: 1,500

Friday, October 16th

  • Waymond Morris Park Lake: 1,500
  • Panther Creek Park Lake: 750
  • Yellow Creek Park Lake: 750
  • Madisonville City Park Lake-South: 1,500
  • Sandy Watkins Park Lake: 500
  • James Beville Park Lake: 750

Tuesday, October 20th

  • Cherokee Park Lake: 750
  • Floyd’s Fork Creek: 1,000
  • Fisherman’s Park Pond #3: 500
  • Fisherman’s Park Pond #4: 500
  • Otter Creek ORA: 1,250
  • Otter Creek (Fort Knox): 500
  • Cave Run Lake Tailwater: 1,000
  • Eagle Lake: 500
  • Big Caney Creek: 1,000
  • Laurel Creek: 750
  • Grayson Lake Tailwater: 1,000
  • Southland Church Lake: 500
  • White Hall State Park: 1,500
  • Lake Mingo: 500

Wednesday, October 21st

  • Middleton Mills-Long Pond: 500
  • Middleton Mills-Shelterhouse Pond: 500
  • Prisoners Lake: 750
  • Big Boone Creek: 400
  • Gunpowder Creek: 400
  • Upper Sportsman’s Lake: 1,500
  • Lower Sportsman’s Lake: 500
  • Boone Tract-6 Acre Lake: 1,000
  • Greenbo Lake: 5,500

Thursday, October 22nd

  • Paintsville Lake Tailwater: 2,000
  • Dewey Lake Tailwater: 1,000
  • Right Fork, Beaver Creek: 500
  • Yatesville Lake Tailwater: 750

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