Trout releases begin in southwest Ohio
Early March marks the beginning of rainbow trout fishing in southwest Ohio. Statewide, the Ohio Division of Wildlife will stock more than 100,000 rainbows from Ohio hatcheries in 64 Ohio public lakes and ponds. More than 13,000 are scheduled to be released in this part of the state.
Following are the scheduled release dates and the approximate number allocated to that location:
• March 17: Rush Run Lake (Preble County) 2,900 fish;
• March 24: Clark Lake (Springfield) 2,500 fish;
• April 1: Rocky Fork Lake (Highland County) 1,625 fish;
• April 5: Sycamore State Park (Trotwood) 800 fish;
• April 12: Davis Lake (St. Marys) 500 fish;
• April 20: Tawawa Lake (Sidney) 650 fish;
• May 6: Stonelick Lake (Clermont County) 2,900 fish.
The first release of the year was Friday at little Adams Lake in Adams County where about 2,000 rainbows were stocked. The release dates are subject to change, depending on weather. Before heading to one of the above locations, it’s a good idea to check wildohio.gov or 800-WILDLIFE (945-3543).
The trout stocked measure 10-13 inches, so they are large enough to keep. Anglers use a variety of baits, including waxworms, redworms, mealworms, prepared trout baits and corn. You can also use a small Mepps or Roostertail. There is a daily bag limit of five trout.
There is a youth-only fishing restriction for several hours on the day of the release at Rocky Fork.
Originally Posted at Dayton Daily News by By Jim Morris – Contributing Writer on Saturday, March 04, 2017 Photo by aconant at Morguefile.comClick here to return to our blog