RAINBOW TROUT TO BE RELEASED IN OHIO WATERWAYS|
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
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 1-800-WILDLIFE.