SPRING TROUT RELEASE ENHANCES FISHING OPPORTUNITIES IN OHIO : OH

Article Posted: February 18, 2005

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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

(614) 265-6300

-or-

Jane Beathard, ODNR Media Relations

(614) 265-6860

Lake/Notes County Date
ADAMS LAKE Adams March 9
RUSH RUN LAKE Preble March 11
CLARK LAKE Clark March 16
ROSE LAKE Hocking March 17
MONROE WILDLFE AREA Monroe March 16

NEW LEXINGTON RESERVOIR Perry March 24
TIMBER RIDGE LAKE Lawrence March 17
QUARRY PARK POND Marion April 15
MT. GILEAD S.P. LAKE Morrow April 22
BELMONT LAKE Belmont March 23
STONELICK LAKE Clermont March 24
FORKED RUN S.P. LAKE Meigs March 25
ANTRIM PARK LAKE Franklin April 1 (youth only 12-1)

BARNSVILLE RES. #3 Belmont March 25
WOLF RUN S.P. LAKE Noble March 17
BLUE LIMESTONE PARK Delaware April 8
CENCI PARK POND Fairfield April 8
SYCAMORE S.P. LAKE Montgomery March 25
GLACIER LAKE Mahoning April 22
FOREST HILL POND Cuyahoga April 22
WEST LAKE REC. CNT Cuyahoga April 7
DELTA RESERVOIR #2 Fulton April 7
SCHOONOVER LAKE Allen April 8
YOCTANGEE PARK LAKE Ross April 2 (youth only 8-11:30)
ROCKY FORK LAKE Highland April 2 (youth only 1-4)
JEFFERSON LAKE Jefferson April 8
SHADOW LAKE Cuyahoga April 7
VESUVIUS Lawrence April 8
PEARSON LAKE Lucas April 1 (youth only)
WHITE STAR QUARRY Sandusky March 25
MC KARNS Williams April 28
DOW LAKE Athens April 9 (youth derby)

GEIRTZ LAKE Hancock May 7 (youth only)
HINCKLEY LAKE Medina April 14
JACKSON CITY RESERVOIR Jackson April 16 (youth derby)
PUNDERSON LAKE Geauga April 16 (youth derby 9-12)
Little Turtle Pond Summit May 14 (youth only)
Silver Creek lake Summit April 15
Turkey Creek lake Scioto April 23 (youth derby)
Van Wert resERVOIR #1 Van Wert April 16 (youth only)
Olander lake Lucas April 23 (youth only)
lock #4, OHIO CANAL Stark April 30 (youth only 8-11)
Shelby resERVOIR #3 Richland April 14
EYMAN PARK PONDS Fayette May 7 (youth only until 2)
East Harbor S.P. POND Ottawa May 2 (youth only)




Source: ODNR






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