Department of Environment

Stocked Lakes Program



How to catch fish in Yukon's stocked lakes

Want to try fishing in Yukon’s stocked lakes, but don’t know where to start? Join Dennis Zimmermann and family on a day of fishing at Scout Lake, and learn techniques and tips for catching Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon using bait, spoons and spinners.

Where to find Yukon's stocked lakes


View Yukon's Stocked Lakes in a larger map

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About the Stocked Lakes Program

Man in a belly boat

Over the past 30 years, Environment Yukon has released hundreds of thousands of fish into pothole lakes for the enjoyment of Yukon anglers.

These lakes provide anglers with the opportunity to fish for species not normally available, such as rainbow trout, Arctic char and kokanee. They also help take the pressure off slow-growing native fish such as lake trout.


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Anglers' Guide to Yukon Stocked Lakes

cover of stocked lakes guideFor detailed information on Yukon's stocked lakes, including maps and species information, please view our Angler's Guide to Stocked Lakes Booklet.


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Lake stocking information

Response from our Stocked Lake Survey indicated that anglers are interested in more information on stocking numbers in the stocked lakes. That information is now available: Annual Stocking Records 2006 - 2016 icon image - this is a pdf file 10 KB.

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Results of the 2011 Stocked Lakes Survey

In August 2011, Environment Yukon carried out an online survey on the Stocked Lakes Program, to determine how people used stocked lakes. View the results. icon image - this is a pdf file0.4 MB

Some of the things we learned were:

We will incorporate these findings into our Stocked Lakes Program Plan and use them to continue to provide quality angling opportunities at Yukon’s stocked lakes.

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Fishing license requirements

You need a valid Yukon fishing licence to fish in a stocked lake. The catch and possession limits are more liberal for some species of stocked fish so be sure to check the Fishing Regulations Summary.

If you have an opinion, we want to hear from you. Email us at and let us know.

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Contact Fish and Wildlife, Fisheries

Phone: 867-667-5721
Toll free (in Yukon, NWT & Nunavut):
1-800-661-0408 ext. 5721
Fax: 867-393-6263

Address: Box 2703 (V-5A) Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 2C6