Public Rainbow Trout Stocking at Antrim Lake on November 25
Large adult fish provide fun, successful angling
COLUMBUS, OH - In what has become a pre-Thanksgiving tradition, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, in conjunction with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, will be stocking about 675 adult, excess brood stock rainbow trout in Antrim Lake on November 25th.
Fish are expected to arrive at the lake late Wednesday morning. Fisheries biologists and technicians will put the fish into the lake using nets and tubes.
“The brood stock are large fish that are excess breeders from the London State Fish Hatchery that range from about 18 to 26 inches long and weigh three to eight pounds,” according to Rich Carter, Fish Management Supervisor for the central Ohio district of the Division of Wildlife. “Anglers that catch one of these fish are in for a thrilling experience.”
In addition 1,000 catchable size rainbow trout, in the 11- to 12-inch range, will also be released.
Fishing is open to the public, and the daily bag limit is five trout per angler. Anglers 16 years of age and older must have an Ohio fishing license. The annual resident license costs $19.00. A one-day fishing license costs $11.00.
For more information on fishing opportunities in Ohio, visit wildohio.com.
DIRECTIONS: Antrim Park is located in Northwest Columbus and is visible from SR 315. To get to Antrim Park, participants must exit SR 315 at SR 161 (Dublin-Granville Road) and proceed west. At the intersection of SR 161 and Olentangy River Road turn south on to Olentangy River Road. The entrance to Antrim Park is less than a mile down the road to your left.