Angler holding stringer of trout Rainbow Trout Stocking

Each winter from December through early March, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stocks rainbow trout in more than 100 locations across Texas. The hatchery-reared trout are 9 to 12 inches long and create a put-and-take fishery: we expect that most will be caught within a few weeks after being stocked. In spring and summer, most Texas waters are too warm to provide suitable habitat for rainbow trout. Trout stocking has been completed for the 2017-2018 season. Next winter's stocking schedule will be posted here in mid-November.

See locations stocked last winter