Trout Plants

The following waters are scheduled to be planted with rainbow trout from Department of Fish and Wildlife hatcheries this week (April 15-21):

INYO: Bishop Creek (lower), Diaz Lake, Lone Pine Creek.
MONO: Crowley Lake.
TULARE: Stoney Creek.
FRESNO: Avocado Lake, Dinkey Creek, Huntington Lake, Kings River (below Pine Flat Dam), Shaver Lake, Tamarack Creek, Tenmile Creek (upper), Woodward Park Lake (Fresno).

The following waters are tentatively scheduled to be planted next week (April 22-28). This list does NOT have all the trout opener plants that will be made throughout the Sierra for the general trout season opener April 28:

INYO: Owens River (below Tinnemaha), Pleasant Valley Reservoir.
FRESNO: Dinkey Creek, Kings River (below Pine Flat Dam), Wishon Reservoir, Woodward Park Lake (Fresno).

The following waters were planted last week (April 8-14):

SAN BERNARDINO: Silverwood Lake.
INYO: Owens River (below Tinnemaha, Section 2), Pleasant Valley Reservoir.
KERN: Lake Isabella.
TULARE: Del Lago Park Lake, Murry Park Pond.
FRESNO: Avocado Lake, Kings River (below Pine Flat Dam), Woodward Park Lake (Fresno).

For trout plants statewide, you can visit the DFW’s stocking page at This page is frequently updated after this news report is published so current week, next week’s, and even previous week’s plant information may change. Anglers are reminded that many waters not open to April 28 are being planted in preparation for opening day. It is the angler’s responsibility to know if a water is open to fishing or not.

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