RAINBOW TROUT TO BE RELEASED IN OHIO WATERWAYS|
COLUMBUS, OH -- Approximately 25,000 rainbow trout, measuring 10 to 13
inches in length, will be released into 25 Ohio waterways this October,
according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of
"These stockings target inland waters and provide additional fall fishing
opportunities around the state," said John Navarro, program administrator
with the Division of Wildlife.
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 are reminded they must have an Ohio fishing
license. Anglers born on or before December 31,1937 may obtain a free
fishing license from any Ohio license vendor. The 2004 annual resident
fishing license costs $19 and is valid through the last day of February
2005. A one-day fishing license may be purchased for $11. 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.