The Ohio Division of Wildlife again is saddling up in preparation for stocking 45 Ohio lakes and ponds with catchable rainbow trout.
In all, 80,700 fish will be stocked. Among those places that will receive fish is 100-acre Punderson Lake, situated inside the depths of Punderson State Park in Geauga County's Newbury Township.
Here, about 2,500 rainbow will be stocked on April 17. A youth-only fishing segment is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon that day though adults can have at it once this kiddie session is completed.
Other Northeast Ohio lakes to be stocked with trout include Forest Hill Pond on March 25, Shadow Lake on April 1 and Westlake Recreation Center, also on April 1. All three lakes are in Cuyahoga County.
Remember that a new 2010-2011 fishing license is required. Also, the daily creel limit on trout taken from inland waters is five fish.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn