A forecast for potentially stormy weather on Friday is not likely to postpone Lake Metroparks' plans to stock trout into Paine Creek.
Lake Metroparks' Tom Adair confirmed this afternoon that the agency expects to proceed with the stocking 800 pounds of trout into the stream. The fish will each average 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds.
Stocking again is scheduled for that section of Paine Creek owned and controlled by Lake Metroparks. This lengthy section stretches along the agency's Indian Point Park in Leroy Township.
Adair says that Paine Creek is beginning to tame, noting a reduction in its current flow and clearing of its muddy condition, both due to recent and frequent rain storm events.
The actual stocking is set for about 11:30 a.m., Friday.
However, should conditions change the agency will reschedule the annual stocking for a later date, Adair says.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn