MORE THAN 75,000 TROUT TO BE RELEASED IN OHIO WATERS|
COLUMBUS, OH -- More than 75,000 rainbow trout measuring 10 to 13 inches will be released in 37 Ohio waterways during March and April to enhance public fishing opportunities, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
The first release will be made March 2 at Adams Lake in southwest Ohio. The daily catch limit for inland lakes is five trout per angler.
The annual spring trout releases, which target inland waters, have been expanded in recent years to include some local community park ponds in addition to various lakes. Last year, the division initiated a fall trout release project where 25,000 rainbow trout were stocked in many of the same waterways that receive trout in the spring.
Anglers age 16 and older must have an Ohio fishing license. Those anglers age 66 and older may obtain a free fishing license where licenses are sold. The Year 2000 resident annual fishing license costs $15 and is valid through February 28, 2001. The season's new fishing license goes on sale statewide beginning February 16. A one-day fishing license may be purchased for $7 by residents and nonresidents. The one-day license may also be redeemed for credit toward purchase of an annual fishing license.