Monday, November 23, 2009

Punderson trout stocking update (Go fish)

Several problems at the Ohio Division of Wildlife's hatchery that raises trout will delay by several hours Tuesday's stocking of 101-acre Punderson Lake in Geauga County with fish.

Originally set for about noon the stocking will now likely occur sometime around 3 or 3:30 p.m., says Phil Hillman, fish management supervisor for the Wildlife Division's Northeast Ohio office in Akron.

Still to be stocked are approximately 750 excess breeder trout, these fish weighing several pounds each.

Also to be stocked Tuesday are about 1,000 catchable rainbow trout. These fish will average 9 to 12 inches.

Hillman says also that all of the trout are scheduled for stocking at the usual campground location. Talk that some of the fish will be stocked near the lake's boat launch and marina are not true, Hillman says.

The main reason that trout are not stocked at the marina site is poorer water quality, Hillman has said previously.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn

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