Monday, September 20, 2010

Granger's and Painesville park ponds to see annual trout stocking

Area trout anglers can get their gear ready.

The Ohio Division of Wildlife is planning on stocking 34-acre Granger’s Pond with about 1,900 catchable rainbow trout.

Also to be stocked is the 3-acre pond at Painesville’s Recreation Park along the Grand River. This small pond is expected to get about 300 catchable rainbow trout.

Both of these stocking are scheduled for October 15; a Friday. All of the fish will range in size from 10 inches to 13 inches.

Granger’s Pond is located within 100-acre Veteran’s Park, located off Hopkins Road in Mentor. Recreation Park is located off Main Street in downtown Painesville.

Lake Metroparks also will stock Granger’s Pond with about 550 pounds of rainbow trout. These fish will average about one pound each and likely will be stocked about one week after the planting by the Wildlife Division, says Tom Adair, Lake Metroparks’ natural resource manager.

In all, the Wildlife Division will stock approximately 25,000 catchable rainbow trout into 25 Ohio waterways during October.

A valid Ohio fishing license is required to fish either pond.

- By Jeffrey L. Frischkorn

1 comment:

  1. As a vegan I don't fish, but when I'm walking through Veteran's Park I have to smile at the family togetherness on the fishing docks. What is cuter than a little boy and his daddy with fishing poles?