Three planned rainbow trout stock dates scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 13-14, have been postponed.
New Lexington Reservoir 1A in Perry County will now be stocked Tuesday, March 25.
Rush Run Lake in Preble County will now be stocked Wednesday, March 26.
Veterans Park Pond in Lake County will now be stocked Wednesday, March 26.
Forked Run Lake in Meigs County will be stocked as scheduled on Friday, March 14.
New Lexington Reservoir 1A was scheduled to receive trout on Thursday, March 13. Rush Run Lake and Veterans Park Pond were scheduled to receive trout on Friday, March 14.
Many Ohio lakes remain ice-covered, and shorelines have been impacted by recent heavy snow. These are unsafe conditions for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife to stock trout.
More than 98,000 rainbow trout will be released this spring at 63 Ohio public lakes and ponds. Additional information about trout releases is available at wildohio.com or by calling 800-WILDLIFE.
Many stocked locations will feature special angler events, including youth-only fishing, on the day of the scheduled trout release. Rainbow trout releases will take place across Ohio until May 16. Contact the nearest wildlife district office for specific information.
Rainbow trout are raised at state fish hatcheries and measure 10-13 inches before they are released by the division. The daily catch limit for inland lakes is five trout.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.