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Delaware Trout Fishing

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Trout fishing in Delaware

DE Trout Fishing Waters

The lakes in DE are not stocked with trout. They are native to most waters in which they reside, or have self-sustained from a prior stocking.

Visit the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife website for details on trout stocking schedules and trout fishing in Delaware.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Delaware Record Trout

The state record rainbow trout came from White Clay Creek.

Additional trout fishing information

Trout Conservation

Fishing for trout in Delaware

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

DE State Record: 11 lbs 10 oz

By clicking on the image and link above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about rainbow trout.

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


The habits of trout.

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Delaware waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best trout fishing in Delaware!