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PFBC Warmwater/Coolwater Stocking
(includes selected Coldwater-juvenile trout and steelhead)
Fish Species Historical Summary

Warmwater/coolwater (ww/cw) species of fish such as walleye, muskellunge, catfish, panfish and selected fingerling coldwater species (lake trout and steelhead trout) (view more species) are stocked by the Commission generally as juveniles (sub-legal size). The best way to use this list of ww/cw stocking information is to look at prior years as it takes time (3 to 4 years depending upon the species) for juveniles to reach desirable or legal size (regulations allow anglers to keep)....more.

The table below provides a statewide summary of numbers stocked for each species of fish. To view water bodies stocked, see our county listings of warmwater/coolwater (and selected coldwater) historical stockings, or the current year planned stockings. Visit our trout stocking pages for information related to catchable trout.


Abbreviations and terms used on stocking pages

NUMBER STOCKED STATEWIDE                    
Species Life Stage 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
American Eel Elver - - - 17,504 - - 13,422 77,387 261,045
Glass Eel             64,000 - -
American Shad Fingerling 1,240 - - - - 2,500 9,083 1,500 -
Fry 5,164,275 4,490,184 2,246,619 3,832,584 3,063,479 5,551,753 4,172,383 3,884,338 3,312,674
Black Crappie Fingerling 193,786 270,373 - 18,355 303,708 72,425 18,576 23,677 8,240
Bluegill Adult - 50 - - 100 599 - - -
Fingerling 6,500 25,123 6,700 200 2,000 2,400 41,749 40,250 16,480
Brown Bullhead Fingerling - - - - - - - - 4,744
Brwon Trout Yearling - - - - - - 33,037 59,015 30,766
Chain Pickerel Fingerling 4,750 3,448 3,750 2,570 - -   - 418
Channel Catfish Adult - - - - - 300 - - -
Fingerling 209,327 156,146 62,350 110,900 6,245 249,026 203,189 179,050 181,854
Yearling - - - - - 6,675 - 47,270 -
Fathead Minnow Adult 50,000 - - - - - - - 23,000
Golden Shiner Adult - 8,788 2,700 8,463 85,450 44,325 1,330 31,617 -
Fingerling 26,650 - - - - 12,000 3,029 - 29,400
Hickory Shad Fry 17,248,435 9,104,914 7,815,640 7,180,216 7,096,092 - 3,614,532 - -
Lake Trout Adult - - 160 80 95 963 439 - -
Fingerling 120,446 21,461 31,572 51,975 42,797 79,900 3,135 - 3,000
Yearling - 59,194 85,499 57,890 72,231 104,786 2,178 52,969 50,011
Largemouth Bass Adult - 26 - - - - - - -
Fingerling 18,419 3,158 22,034 52,305 17,010 35,367 43,657 92,937 33.355
Muskellunge Adult 547 - - - - - - 5 -
Fingerling 105,839 111,376 104,243 162,470 106,506 145,248 69,729 121,562 119.035
Small Fingerling - - - - 49,800 118,699 - - -
Fry - - - - - - 54,000 - -
Yearling 2,062 2,864 2,525 1,665 3,505 1,518 170 1,590 1,336
Northern Pike Fingerling 6,530 6,530 6,530 6,530 10,860 4,777 6,524 7,780 3,870
Paddlefish Fingerling 32,433 2,706 - 4,502 5,077 12,993 6,021 - -
Rainbow Trout - Steelhead Fingerling - - - 51,000 - - - - -
Small Fingerling - - - - - 18,000 - - 185,100
Yearling 1,056,946 1,064,983 1,004,907 1,071,426 1,095,000 1,023,369 1,010,100 1,011,087 989,409
Redear Sunfish Fingerling - 19,500 - - - - - - -
Sauger Fingerling - 62,858 - - - - - - -
Saugeye Fingerling - 18,505 - - - - - - -
Smallmouth Bass Fingerling 448 - 1,080 - - 16,226 - - -
Striped Bass Adult 27 - 81 - - - - - -
Fingerling 301,048 352,922 212,934 386,857 253,648 233,679 - 278,997 256,080
Fry 7,499,998 6,880,000 6,199,000 1,800,000 5,950,000 6,650,000 950,000 1,720,000 1,966,763
Yearling - - - 278 - - 233,126 - -
Striped Bass Hybrid Fingerling 45,492 50,670 155,816 67,290 133,825 31,090 42,500 39,997 46,382
Tiger Muskellunge Fingerling 87,314 94,198 102,202 75,359 95,721 64,021 80,655 65,469 92,199
Small Fingerling - - - - 92,900 14,062 - - 76,562
Yearling - - 7,400 - - 5,200 - - -
Walleye Adult - - - - - - - 30 -
Fingerling 681,752 1,434,541 1,015,578 1,137,234 1,522,735 1,232,576 1,137,917 843,828 2,252,981
Fry 73,389,545 92,392,332 51,407,257 32,000,000 27,885,000 32,015,000 23,665,000 22,030,000 39,354,160
Advanced Fry - 244,382 88,907 - - - - - -
White Crappie Fingerling 1,200 1,958 - - - 96,614 19,353 330,500 22,518
Yellow Perch Fingerling - 106 81,588 - - - - - 20,300
Fry 947,598 944,600 947,600 1,456,600 410,000 520,000 520,000 520,000 -
All Species Combined Adult 50,574 8,864 2,941 8,543 85,645 46,387 1,769 31,659 23,000
Elver - - - 17,504 - - 13,422 - 261,045
Fingerling 1,843,174 2,635,579 1,806,377 2,127,547 2,500,132 2,331,901 1,918,243 2,180,449 3,121,622
Small Fingerling - - - - 142,700 150,761 - - 261,662
Fry 104,249,851 113,567,648 68,527,209 46,269,400 44,405,232 44,736,753 32,975,915 28,154,338 44,633,597
Glass Eel - - - - - - 64,000 - -
Advanced Fry - 244,382 88,907 - - - - - -
Yearling 1,059,008 1,127,041 1,100,331 1,131,259 1,170,736 1,141,548 1,045,485 1,112,916 1,040,756
Grand Totals 107,202,607 117,583,514 71,525,765 49,554,253 48,348,370 48,407,350 36,018,834 31,479,362 49,341,682


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