COLUMBUS, OH -- Approximately 30,000 rainbow trout, measuring 10
to 13 inches in length, will be released into 27 Ohio waterways
this October, according to the Ohio Department of Natural
Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
Targeting inland waters,
the annual fall trout stockings provide added recreational
opportunities for Ohio's anglers.
"Fishing is a great family activity, these stockings provide an
excellent opportunity for anglers of all ages to catch fish," said
John Navarro, fisheries biologist with the ODNR Division of
Wildlife. "You don't need a boat or expensive equipment in order
to catch these lively trout."
The trout will be stocked in state park lakes, community park
ponds and many other easy-access lakes throughout the state.
Anglers age 16 and older must have an Ohio fishing license. Those
anglers age 66 and older may obtain a free fishing license from
any Ohio license vendor. The 2003 annual resident fishing license
costs $15 and is valid through the last day of February 2004. A
one-day fishing license may be purchased for $7. 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 ODNR Division of Wildlife district offices in Akron, Athens,
Columbus, Findlay, and Xenia; or by calling toll free