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.