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Fish Stocking Plans & Reports

Fish Stocking Plans

Prior to spring of each year, the annual Stocking Plan for that year is determined. The Stocking Plan delineates what waters will be stocked; the numbers, lengths, species and strain that will be stocked; and the hatchery that will supply the fish.

Click the links below to see the Stocking Plans for that year:

Fish Stocking Reports

A summary of the fish stocking that occurs each year is assembled into the annual Stocking Report. For each water stocked, the Stocking Report lists the numbers, lengths, species and strains of fish that have been stocked during the year.

Click the links below to see the Stocking Reports for that year:


FWP owns or operates ten hatcheries annually stock approximately 50 million fish annually into approximately 836 lakes and reservoirs and approximately 23 rivers or streams throughout Montana. FWP’s hatcheries provide eggs and fish to support both sport fisheries and native fish restoration programs in Montana and neighboring states. [Find a Hatchery]