DNR stocking 316,000 trout statewide
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is working to stock 316,000 trout across the state ahead of inland fishing season opener next month.
More than 100,000 trout will be stocked in urban fishing waters, small lakes and ponds. The rest will go into waters where the habitat is marginal and there's no natural reproduction.
DNR officials say lingering ice cover on lakes is delaying some of the stocking, but they still expect to get all the fish in the water by the May 3 season opener.
In Walworth County, 10,526 yearling rainbow trout will be stocked in five waterways. Ceylong Lagoon in Big Foot Beach State Park in Lake Geneva and Congdon Pond in Delavan will each receive 3,000 yearlings, Lake Beulah in East Troy will receive 4,127, Millpond Park Pond in East Troy will get 300, and Steel Brook near Whitewater will receive 99.
A complete list of water bodies in line for fish is available on the DNR's website.