SPRING TROUT RELEASE ENHANCES FISHING OPPORTUNITIES IN OHIO |
COLUMBUS, OH - More than 80,000 rainbow trout will be released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife in 45 Ohio lakes and ponds from March through May, to enhance public fishing opportunities. The daily catch limit for inland lakes is five trout per angler.
“Fishing is a family activity that brings many Ohioans hours of enjoyment,” said John Navarro, fish hatchery administrator for the ODNR Division of Wildlife. “These releases enhance the opportunity for all anglers to make a great catch.”
Special youth-only angler events will be featured at some of the scheduled release locations on the day of release. The fish being released at all locations measure 10 to 13 inches in length.
Anglers age 16 and older must have an Ohio fishing license to fish public waters. A 2005-2006 fishing license is required on March 1 and can be purchased online at ohiodnr.com or at any of the 1,200 license vendors around the state.
An annual resident fishing license costs $19 and is valid through February 28, 2006. A one-day fishing license is $11 for residents and non-residents, and can be redeemed for credit toward the purchase of an annual fishing license.
Resident anglers born on or before December 31, 1937 may obtain a free fishing license where licenses are sold. Anglers age 66 and older who were born on or after January 1, 1938 and have resided in Ohio for the past six months are eligible to purchase the reduced cost Resident Senior License for $10.
EDITORS NOTE: BELOW IS A LIST OF STOCKING AND RELEASE DATES.
For Further Information Contact:
John Navarro, ODNR Division of Wildlife
Jane Beathard, ODNR Media Relations
Lake/Notes County Date