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ODNR to Release 98,000 Rainbow Trout Across the State

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Published on March 12, 2013 with No Comments

It is that time of year again!


Spring 2013 Trout Releases in Ohio

More than 98,000 rainbow trout will be released at 63 Ohio public lakes and ponds, starting with the first release March 1, 2013 at Adams Lake in Adams County.

Rainbow trout releases will take place between March 1 and May 3, 2013. Each trout measures 10-13 inches, and anglers are reminded that the daily catch limit for inland lakes is five trout. Rainbow trout are raised at state fish hatcheries and released by the ODNR Division of Wildlife.

Lake County Publish Date Event
Adams Lake Adams 1-Mar
Barnesville Reservoir #3 Belmont 8-Mar
Rush Run Lake Preble 8-Mar
Belmont Lake Belmont 14-Mar
Caldwell Lake Ross 14-Mar
Lake Alma Vinton 14-Mar
New Lexington Reservoir 1A Perry 15-Mar
Veterans Park Pond Lake 15-Mar
Forked Run Lake Meigs 15-Mar
Wolf Run Lake Noble 21-Mar
Monroe Lake Monroe 21-Mar
Blue Rock Lake Muskingum 21-Mar
Stonelick Lake Clermont 23-Mar X
Dow Lake Athens 22-Mar
Sycamore State Park Montgomery 22-Mar
Van Wert Reservoir #1 Van Wert 22-Mar
Timbre Ridge Lake Lawrence 22-Mar
White Star Quarry Sandusky 28-Mar
Quarry Park Marion 28-Mar
Clark Lake Clark 28-Mar
Norwalk Reservoir #1 Huron 28-Mar
Yoctange Park Ross 28-Mar
Rose Lake Hocking 29-Mar X
Antrim Lake Franklin 29-Mar X
Blue Limestone Park Delaware 29-Mar
Foundation Park Knox 29-Mar
Mt Gilead Lake Morrow 29-Mar
Westlake Rec Center Cuyahoga 1-Apr
Shadow Lake Cuyahoga 1-Apr
Hinckley Lake Medina 1-Apr
Shelby Reservoir #3 Richland 4-Apr
Petros Lake Stark 4-Apr
Mill Creek Lake Mahoning 4-Apr
Rocky Fork Lake Highland 6-Apr X
Crossroads Industrial Ponds Crawford 5-Apr
Heritage Park Franklin 5-Apr
Delta Reservoir #2 Fulton 5-Apr
Forest Hill Pond Cuyahoga 5-Apr
Jefferson Lake Jefferson 11-Apr
Lima Lake Allen 11-Apr
D3 Ponds Summit 11-Apr
Silver Creek Lake Summit 11-Apr
Swanton Waterworks Reservoir Lucas 11-Apr
Little Turtle Pond Summit 13-Apr X
Punderson Lake Geauga 13-Apr X
Pearson Metro Park Lucas 12-Apr
Cenci Park Lake Fairfield 13-Apr X
McKarns Lake Williams 18-Apr
Lamberjack Lake Seneca 18-Apr
Tawawa Lake Shelby 18-Apr
Vesuvius Lake Lawrence 18-Apr X
East Harbor State Park Ottawa 19-Apr
Schoonover Lake Allen 19-Apr
Davis Lake Auglaize 19-Apr
Jackson City Reservoir Jackson 20-Apr X
Canal Fulton Stark 27-Apr X
Olander Lake Lucas 26-Apr
Turkey Creek Lake Scioto 27-Apr X
Ashley Upground Delaware 26-Apr
Sunbury Upground #1 Delaware 26-Apr
OH/Erie Canal Cuyahoga 3-May
Eyeman Park Fayette 3-May
Geirtz Lake Hancock 3-May

Get Directions to all Spring Trout Stocking Locations
Some locations will feature special angler events on the day of the scheduled trout release. Contact the nearest Wildlife District Office for specific information. Anglers age 16 and older must have an Ohio fishing license to fish state public waters. The 2013-2014 fishing license is available now, and is valid through Feb. 28, 2014. An annual resident fishing license costs $19. A one–day fishing license costs $11 for residents and non-residents. The one-day license may also be redeemed for credit toward the purchase of an annual fishing license.

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