Ohio Trout Stocking Schedule (2022)
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Updated December 26, 2021
The 2021 Ohio trout stocking schedule concluded in early May. Below, you can see all the bodies of water that were stocked in 2021.
The 2022 Ohio trout stocking schedule is set to begin in early-to-mid March.
Be sure to check back for regular updates.
Ohio Trout Stocking Schedule 2021
While many anglers across the country think of Ohio for its two main fisheries — Lake Erie and the Ohio River — there are quite a few fine fishing lakes in the Buckeye State.
When it comes to trout fishing, however, the smaller lakes and ponds in Ohio tend to shine. Each year, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources stocks some of these off-the-radar public fisheries with rainbow trout.
While popular Ohio fishing destinations like Alum Creek Lake, Pymatuning Lake, Seneca Lake, Acton Lake, and Piedmont Lake might not receive annual trout stocking, the Ohio DNR makes efforts to spread excellent trout fishing throughout the state.
Anglers can expect to see tens of thousands of trout stocked across roughly 60 public lakes and parks during the 2021 season, which runs from March through May.
Specific dates for Ohio trout stocking will be released by the Ohio DNR in February, 2021.
2021 Stocking Dates
|Adams Lake||week of Mar 12|
|Forked Run Lake||week of Mar 19|
|Rush Run Lake||week of Mar 19|
|Caldwell Lake||week of Mar 26|
|Lake Alma||week of Mar 26|
|Quarry Park||week of Mar 26|
|Timbre Ridge Lake||week of Mar 26|
|Antrim Lake||week of Apr 2|
|Barnesville Reservoir #3||week of Apr 2|
|Belmont Lake||week of Apr 2|
|Blue Limestone Park||week of Apr 2|
|Blue Rock Lake||week of Apr 2|
|Cenci Park Lake||week of Apr 2|
|Clark Lake||week of Apr 2|
|Dow Lake||week of Apr 2|
|Forest Hill Pond||week of Apr 2|
|Fountain Park||week of Apr 2|
|Heritage Park||week of Apr 2|
|Monroe Lake||week of Apr 2|
|Mt. Gilead Lake||week of Apr 2|
|New Lexington Reservoir 1A||week of Apr 2|
|Rocky Fork (South Beach Pond)||week of Apr 2|
|Shadow Lake||week of Apr 2|
|Stonelick Lake||week of Apr 2|
|White Star Quarry||week of Apr 2|
|Wolf Run Lake||week of Apr 2|
|Davis Lake||week of Apr 9|
|Delta Reservoir #2||week of Apr 9|
|Lamberjack Lake||week of Apr 9|
|Malabar Farm Pond||week of Apr 9|
|McKarns Lake||week of Apr 9|
|Norwalk Reservoir #1||week of Apr 9|
|Pearson Metropark Ponds||week of Apr 9|
|Punderson Lake||week of Apr 9|
|Rowland Nature Preserve Lake||week of Apr 9|
|Shelby Reservoir #3||week of Apr 9|
|Silver Creek Lake||week of Apr 9|
|Swanton Waterworks Reservoir||week of Apr 9|
|Vesuvius Lake||week of Apr 9|
|Walker Road Pond||week of Apr 9|
|Yoctangee Park Lake||4/10/2021**|
|East Harbor State Park Pond||week of Apr 16|
|Hinckley Lake||week of Apr 16|
|Jefferson Lake||week of Apr 16|
|Lima Lake||week of Apr 16|
|Little Turtle Pond||week of Apr 16|
|Mill Creek Pond (Glacier Lake)||week of Apr 16|
|Ohio/Erie Canal||week of Apr 16|
|Olander Lake||week of Apr 16|
|Painesville Rec Park Pond||week of Apr 16|
|Sycamore State Park Pond||week of Apr 16|
|Van Wert Reservoir #1||week of Apr 16|
|Veterans Park Pond||week of Apr 16|
|Jackson City Reservoir||4/17/2021**|
|Petros Lake||week of Apr 23|
|Roosevelt Lake||week of Apr 23|
|Turkey Creek Lake||week of Apr 23|
|Ashley Upground||Week of Apr 30|
|Eyman Park||Week of Apr 30|
|Sunbury Upground #1||Week of Apr 30|
|Tawaza Lake||Week of Apr 30|
|Cross Roads Industrial Park||Early May|
|Jesse Owens State Park||Early May|
Where Are Trout Stocked in Ohio?
As we mentioned above, roughly five dozen public lakes and ponds in Ohio are considered “trout lakes.” They are stocked over a period of two months in early Spring (from March through May).
The trout stocked on these lakes generally mature to between 10 and 13 inches before being released into the lakes or ponds.
Anglers fishing these waters are expected to keep five or fewer fish per day. If you plan to target trout in Ohio, you may also want to consider looking at some of the best spinning reels for trout fishing.
Lakes and ponds expected to receive trout stocking in Ohio in 2021 include:
|Timbre Ridge Lake|
|Delta Reservoir #2|
|Turkey Creek Lake|
|Rocky Fork Lake|
|Rush Run Lake|
|Yoctangee Park Lake|
|Wolf Run State Park|
|East Harbor State Park Pond|
|Sycamore State Park Lake|
|New Lexington City Reservoir|
|Lock # 4-Ohio Canal|
|Little Turtle Pond|
|Slope Creek Reservoir|
|Monroe Lake Wildlife Area|
|Lake Alma State Park|
|Quarry Park Pond|
|Jackson City Reservoir|
|Mt. Gilead State Park Lake|
|Heritage Park Pond|
|Forked Run State Park|
|Foundation Park Pond|
|Veterans Park Granger Pond|
|Shelby Reservoir #3|
|Eyman Park Ponds|
|Silver Creek Lake|
|Swanton Water Works Reservoir|
|Blue Limestone Park Pond|
|Cenci Park Pond|
|Van Wert Reservoir|
|Rowland Nature Preserve Lake|
|Antrim Park Lake|
|Forest Hill Pond|
|White Star Quarry|
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