Walleye and Tiger Musky Stocking Location Maps
For numbers of fish stocked and water bodies stocked please view Fish Stocking Lists.
Currently nine of Central New York waters receive either an annual or biennial stocking of walleye from New York State Fish Hatcheries. Approximately 156 million walleye are stocked into those nine waters. Walleye are stocked as fry, fifty-day fry, pond fingerlings and advanced fingerlings.
Walleye eggs are collected at the NYSDEC Oneida Fish Hatchery each spring from walleye netted in Oneida Lake. The hatchery is open to visitors from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM during this egg collection and is a great opportunity to see a lot of walleye. For information on the hatchery and walleye egg collection, please view the Oneida Hatchery web page.
Tiger muskellunge are a hybrid cross between northern pike and muskellunge. As with most hybrids they are sterile, so stocking is required. Approximately 24,400 are stocked each year in Central New York. Tiger musky are raised at the South Otselic Fish Hatchery and stocked in early fall when they are approximately 9-10 inches long. Currently twelve water bodies are stocked with tiger musky in Central New York.