Rainbow Trout to be Released in Ohio Waterways
COLUMBUS, OH – Approximately 25,000 rainbow trout, measuring 10- to 13-inches in length, will be released into 25 Ohio waterways this October, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.
“This annual stocking provides excellent opportunities for anglers to continue fishing through the fall all across Ohio,” said Elmer Heyob, hatcheries program administrator with the Division of Wildlife.
The catchable trout stocking program targets small inland waters, including state and community park lakes, as well as other easy-access lakes throughout the state. Anglers age 16 and older must have an Ohio fishing license. Fishing licenses can be purchased online at wildohio.com and at any of the many license vendors around the state. Ohio residents who were born on or before December 31, 1937 may obtain a free license from any license vendor or from the division’s Web site.
The 2010 annual resident fishing license costs $19 and is valid through February 28, 2011. A one-day fishing license may be purchased for $11. The one-day license may also be redeemed for credit toward purchase of an annual fishing license during the same license year.
Additional information about fall trout releases is available from Division of Wildlife district offices in Akron, Athens, Columbus, Findlay, and Xenia; or by calling toll free 1-800-WILDLIFE.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR web site at www.ohiodnr.com.
|Division of Wildlife 2010 Fall Trout Stocking Schedule
Directions to these facilities can be found at wildohio.com
|Lima Lake||Allen County||October 7|
|Stonelick Lake||Clermont County||October 20|
|Crossroads Pond||Crawford County||October 7|
|Ohio-Erie Canal||Cuyahoga County||October 8|
|Blue Limestone Park||Delaware County||October 7|
|Eyman Park||Fayette County||October 14|
|Antrim Lake||Franklin County||October 29|
|Heritage Park Pond||Franklin County||October 14|
|Lamberjack (Fostoria #3)||Hancock County||October 7|
|Rose Lake||Hocking County||October 15|
|Norwalk Reservoir #1||Huron County||October 8|
|Foundation Park Lake||Knox County||October 7|
|Granger Pond||Lake County||October 15|
|Painesville Recreational Park||Lake County||October 15|
|Timbre Ridge||Lawrence County||October 13|
|Swanton Reservoir||Lucas County||October 7|
|Sycamore State Park Pond||Montgomery County||October 28|
|Blue Rock State Park||Muskingum County||October 8|
|Rush Run Lake||Preble County||October 27|
|Scioto Trail Park (Caldwell)||Ross County||October 15|
|Yoctangee Park (ChillicotheRes.)||Ross County||October 15|
|Tawawa Lake||Shelby County||October 6|
|Petros Lake||Stark County||October 8|
|Lake Alma State Park||Vinton County||October 15|