FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2009
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 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 2009 annual resident fishing license costs $19 and is valid through February 28, 2010. 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.
EDITORS NOTE: BELOW IS A LIST OF STOCKING LOCATIONS AND DATES
Division of Wildlife 2009 Fall Trout Stocking Schedule
Get directions to these facilities.
TAWAWA LAKE, Shelby County, October 7
CROSSROADS POND, Crawford County, October 8
FOUNDATION LAKE, Knox County, October 8
LAMBERJACK (FOSTORIA #3), Hancock County, October 8
LIMA LAKE, Allen County, October 8
SWANTON RESERVOIR, Lucas County, October 8
BLUE LIMESTONE PARK, Delaware County, October 8
NORWALK RESERVOIR #1, Huron County, October 9
BLUE ROCK STATE PARK, Muskingum County, October 9
OHIO-ERIE CANAL, Cuyahoga County, October 10
RUSH RUN LAKE, Preble County, October 14
EYMAN PARK, Fayette County, October 15
HERITAGE PARK POND, Franklin County, October 15
LAKE ALMA STATE PARK, Vinton County, October 15
ROSE LAKE, Hocking County, October 15
GRANGER POND, Lake County, October 15
PAINESVILLE RECREATIONAL PARK, Lake County, October 15
GRAND LAKE ST MARYS, Auglaize County, October 16
PETROS LAKE, Stark County, October 16
SCIOTO TRAIL PARK (Caldwell), Ross County, October 16
YOCTANGEE PARK (Chillicothe Res.), Ross County, October 16
STONELICK LAKE, Clermont County, October 21
TIMBRE RIDGE, Lawrence County, October 28
ANTRIM LAKE, Franklin County, October 29
SYCAMORE STATE PARK POND, Montgomery County, October 30