Rainbow Trout Restocking of Ohio Public Lakes and Ponds



Just over 83,000 rainbow trout will be released this spring at 66 Ohio public lakes and ponds. Rainbow trout releases will take place across Ohio from March 13 – May 17 as long as areas are ice-free and accessible to anglers. Stocking of these public lakes and ponds are excellent opportunities for families to fish together. Fishing for catchable-sized trout is a great way to introduce young people to the outdoors. Ariel-Foundation Park is one of the various lakes that will be stocked. Rainbow trout are raised at state fish hatcheries and measure 10-13 inches before they are released by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. The daily catch limit for inland lakes is five trout per angler with no minimum size limit.

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  1. What do I need to do to get the schedule of trout restocking in ohio? I keep checking your website and just get run around in circles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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