Guide To Great Trout Fishing Locations In Delaware
All about fishing for rainbow trout in area lakes, rivers and streams.
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.
Trout Species In The State
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 11 lbs 10 oz*
Click the images and links above for species details.
Select the best trout lures and baits
Trout spinners, crankbaits and jerkbaits work well for shallow, reasonably active fish. Salmon eggs, worms and prepared baits will work at virtually all depths.
Delaware State Record Trout
The state record trout (*all trout) was caught from White Clay Creek.
Visit the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife website for details on trout stocking schedules and trout fishing in Delaware.
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.
Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.
Additional trout information
Trout locations and info, 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.