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Daily Trout Stocking Schedule

Important Notices

Trout Stocking Returns to the Commonwealth October 1We are excited to announce the start of the 2021 Trout Stocking season. From October 1 through May 31, Department of Wildlife Resources hatchery staff will stock nearly one million catchable fish into 200 waters throughout Virginia. Favorable conditions at the hatcheries this summer mean that anglers can expect quality fish to be stocked all season long. We ask anglers to respect social distancing guidelines when interacting with hatchery staff during stockings. Please maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet and use facial coverings when speaking with staff.
Trout Stocking Program Notices
  • Beginning October 1, DWR will resume announcement of stockings via the Daily Trout Stocking webpage and the Trout Line (434-525-3474). Information is updated each day after 3 PM during the stocking season.
  • All Hatcheries are closed to visitors until further notice.
  • Check this list of waters that are closed to fishing and stocking until further notice.
  • The concession stand at Crooked Creek is currently closed. Daily permits will need to be purchased beforehand using the DWR Go Outdoors Virginia app or by visiting Walmart in Galax.
  • Due to a recent closure of a section of Route 678 in Bath County, access to the Highland County section of the Bullpasture is currently only available from the north. Through traffic from the south is closed at the junction of Route 678 and 609.

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DateCountyWaterbodyCategory
May 11, 2021Alleghany CountyClifton Forge ReservoirA
May 11, 2021Alleghany CountyPounding Mill CreekB
May 11, 2021Rockingham CountyDry River [NSF] B
May 11, 2021Shenandoah CountyStony CreekA
May 11, 2021Floyd CountyGoose CreekB
May 11, 2021Lee CountyMartins CreekA
May 11, 2021Lee CountyNorth Fork Powell RiverA
May 11, 2021Floyd CountyBurkes ForkA
May 11, 2021Giles CountyDismal CreekB
May 10, 2021Amherst CountyPedlar River (Lower)A
May 10, 2021Bath CountyJackson River (Hidden Valley)A
May 10, 2021Bath CountyDouthat Lake & Wilson Creek [FFA]+
May 10, 2021Rockingham CountySlate Lick RunB
May 10, 2021Roanoke CountyRoanoke River (City)A
May 10, 2021Washington CountyBig Tumbling Creek [FFA]A
May 10, 2021Tazewell CountyLittle Tumbling CreekB
May 10, 2021Washington CountyBig Brumley CreekB
May 10, 2021Carroll CountyStewarts Creek [NSF] B
May 8, 2021Albemarle CountyMint Springs Lake (Upper)A
May 8, 2021Albemarle CountyMint Springs Lake (Middle)A
May 8, 2021Bland CountyWolf CreekA
May 8, 2021Bath CountyPads CreekB
May 7, 2021City of LynchburgIvy Creek [Youth-Only]
May 7, 2021Franklin CountyPigg River [Heritage Day Water]A
May 7, 2021Franklin CountyRunnett Bag CreekB
May 7, 2021Pulaski CountyPeak Creek-Town of PulaskiB
May 7, 2021Patrick CountyRockcastle CreekB
May 7, 2021Rockbridge CountyCave Mountain Lake [Youth-Only]
May 7, 2021Rockingham CountySilver LakeB
May 7, 2021Shenandoah CountyTomahawk PondB
May 7, 2021Buchanan CountyDismal RiverA
May 6, 2021Roanoke CountyRoanoke River (Salem)A
May 6, 2021Grayson CountyHales LakeA
May 6, 2021Wythe CountyGullion Fork PondsB
May 6, 2021Rockbridge CountyIrish CreekB
May 6, 2021Augusta CountyNorth River (Upper) [NSF] B
May 6, 2021Bath CountyDouthat Lake & Wilson Creek [FFA]+
May 6, 2021Scott CountyStock CreekB
May 6, 2021Wise CountyMiddle Fork Powell River (Appalachia)A
May 5, 2021Amherst CountyPiney River (S. Fork & Proper) [NSF] B
May 5, 2021Montgomery CountyToms CreekB
May 5, 2021Carroll CountyChestnut CreekDH
May 5, 2021City of StauntonLake TamsB
May 5, 2021Augusta CountyLower Sherando LakeA
May 5, 2021Warren CountyHappy CreekB
May 5, 2021Rockingham CountyBriery Branch LakeA
May 5, 2021Wise CountyBear Creek Reservoir (Wise Res.)B
May 5, 2021City of NortonNorton Reservoir (Upper)B
May 5, 2021Smyth CountyMiddle Fork Holston River (Upper)B
May 4, 2021Craig CountyPotts CreekA
May 4, 2021Bland CountyLick CreekB
May 4, 2021Patrick CountyArarat RiverB
May 4, 2021Patrick CountyClarks CreekB
May 4, 2021Highland CountySouth Branch Potomac RiverB
May 4, 2021Frederick CountyHogue CreekB
May 4, 2021Rockbridge CountyMaury RiverA
May 4, 2021Rockbridge CountyMill CreekA