The popular program is supported by the sales of the trout fee. Anglers need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. The daily limit is five trout per licensed angler with a possession limit of 10.
A family friendly event is paired with the stocking to help anglers have success and fun while fishing.
Children age 15 or younger can fish for trout with a properly licensed adult, but they must limit their catch to one daily limit. The child can purchase a trout fee which will allow them to catch their own limit.
Winter stocking events are based on favorable weather conditions.
2016 Winter Trout Stocking Schedule
Jan. 16, Blue Pit, Mason City, at 11 a.m.
Jan. 9, Scharnberg Pond, Spencer, at Noon
Jan. 16, Bacon Creek, Sioux City, at 2 p.m.
Jan. 22, Big Lake, Council Bluffs, at 4 p.m.
Jan. 23, Moorland Pond, Fort Dodge, at Noon
Jan. 30, Petoka, Bondurant, at Noon
Feb. 6, Ada Hayden, Ames, at Noon