650 TROUT RELEASED AT ANTRIM LAKE IN PRE-THANKSGIVING TRADITION
COLUMBUS, OH—In keeping with local pre-Thanksgiving tradition, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, in conjunction with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, will stock Antrim Lake, in northwest Columbus, with approximately 650 catchable rainbow trout on Wednesday, November 21, 2007.
According to Ken Cunningham, central Ohio’s Fish Management Supervisor for the Division of Wildlife, “these trout are excess breeders from London State Fish Hatchery that are much larger than the fish that are normally stocked in area waters. Only two locations in Ohio, Antrim Lake and Punderson Lake, receive the benefit of having surplus fish stocked. Therefore, central Ohio anglers have an extra opportunity to catch big, healthy fish.”
Fish range from about 18 to 26 inches long and weigh three to six pounds. They are expected to arrive from the hatchery in the late morning of the 21st.
Fishing at Antrim Lake is open to people of all ages. The daily bag limit is five trout per angler. For anglers ages 16 and older, an Ohio fishing license is required and can be purchased at one of many area license dealers or the Wildlife District One office. The annual resident license cost $19.00. A one-day fishing license costs $11.00. Antrim Lake is managed by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.