Future Trout and Catfish Stocking Schedule

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  • This list will be updated throughout the year to provide the most accurate information. Many lakes do not release their schedule in advance, so those will be added in as they’re released. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, which stocks trout at many of the local lakes, does not release a schedule. Instead, they announce individual trout plants about a week in advance.

    The stocking schedule is provided here as an unofficial resource. SDFish.com has no authority over when, or even if fish are stocked. Plants are subject to change due to a number of factors, including but not limited to weather, lake conditions, road conditions, and funding.

    We strongly recommend calling the lakes prior to your trip to verify the information. See our lake contacts page for applicable contact numbers.

    For a list of fish stocking dates which were scheduled to occur in the recent past, visit our Recent Fish Plants in San Diego page.

    Date LocationSpeciesSourceWeight (lbs)Notes
    12/14/2018*Santee LakesRainbow Trout1,000
    12/14/2018*Lake CuyamacaRainbow TroutWrights Rainbows1,200
    12/24/2018*Lake JenningsRainbow TroutWrights Rainbows1,500
    12/28/2018*Santee LakesRainbow Trout1,000
    12/31/2018*Lake JenningsRainbow TroutWrights Rainbows1,500
    01/12/2019*Santee LakesRainbow Trout2,000Trout Re-Opener, tagged and trophy fish
    01/14/2019*Lake JenningsRainbow TroutWrights Rainbows2,000
    01/15/2019*Lake CuyamacaRainbow TroutJess Ranch1,200
    01/25/2019*Santee LakesRainbow Trout1,000
    01/28/2019*Lake JenningsRainbow TroutWrights Rainbows1,500
    02/08/2019*Santee LakesRainbow Trout1,000
    02/11/2019*Lake JenningsRainbow TroutWrights Rainbows1,500
    02/12/2019*Lake CuyamacaRainbow TroutWrights Rainbows1,200
    02/22/2019*Santee LakesRainbow Trout1,000
    02/25/2019*Lake JenningsRainbow TroutWrights Rainbows1,500
    03/05/2019*Lake CuyamacaRainbow TroutJess Ranch1,200
    03/08/2019*Santee LakesRainbow Trout1,000
    03/11/2019*Lake JenningsRainbow TroutWrights Rainbows1,500
    03/25/2019*Lake JenningsRainbow TroutWrights Rainbows1,500
    03/29/2019*Lake CuyamacaRainbow TroutWrights Rainbows1,200
    04/08/2019*Lake JenningsRainbow TroutWrights Rainbows2,000
    04/09/2019*Lake CuyamacaRainbow TroutJess Ranch1,200
    04/26/2019*Lake CuyamacaRainbow TroutWrights Rainbows1,200
    05/17/2019*Lake CuyamacaRainbow TroutWrights Rainbows1,200
    05/21/2019*Lake CuyamacaRainbow TroutJess Ranch1,200
    06/11/2019*Lake CuyamacaRainbow TroutJess Ranch1,200

    * – Denotes stocking date is “week of” and not the actual stocking date.