Wednesday, April 13, 2022
State to stock Davis Lake
By William Kincaid
Photo by Photo File/The Daily Standard
ST. MARYS – Hundreds of trout rainbow sky right size of Castalia State Fish Hatchery near Sandusky will be stored at Davis Lake near St. Marys on April 20.
Officials should happen with a fish load to 11 hours at the lake 13 acres located in Auglaize County Solid Waste Recycling, 15202 Road St. Marys River, a spokesman said the hatchery.
The output of the trout rainbow is part of the Ohio Department program to promote the annual fishing the long-established State for Natural Resources, said the spokesman of the Wildlife Division Brian Plasters .
“It’s extremely popular. It’s a great way to get out and it’s a great way to fish,” Plasters said Tuesday.
Anglers will likely be lined up on the lake as rainbow trout, measuring between 10 and 13 inches, splash around. The daily catch limit will be five trout per angler with no minimum size limit, according to a press release from the ODNR.
The program gives “the fishermen at this time of the year another occasion than they would normally get in the state of Ohio,” said Debra Walters, supervisor of fish management for ODNR Division district Five wildlife.
In recent years, the rainbow trout sky weighed a little over half a pound each. This species is fun to go up, officials said wildlife and fishermen.
They can be caught using traditional fishing methods that include spinners, small jigs and baited hooks. They hit even food like cheese and marshmallows that resemble trout chow or pelleted trout food was fed while hatchery fish administrator ODRN said last year.
Trout is a cold water fish that does not usually survive the summer in Ohio waters.
“They don’t tolerate higher water temperatures much beyond 70 degrees,” Walters noted.
Davis Lake is open for fishing during the day. Anglers 16 and older must have a valid fishing license.
The ODNR plans to release 80 0000 trout rainbow sky in 71 public lakes and ponds this spring to create fishing opportunities for anglers.
“By storing these water areas throughout the state, anglers of all ages have the opportunity to go out and enjoy fishing quality in rainbow trout spring in a family environment,” the release states of ODNR .
Fishing license sales as well as the federal sport fish restoration program support the operation of state hatcheries.
The Sport Fish Restoration Program is a partnership between federal and state, the fishing industry, fishermen and boaters, the statement said.
“When anglers purchase rods, reels, tackle, fish finders, and motorboat fuel, they pay an excise tax. The federal government collects these taxes, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service administers and disburses these funds to state fish and wildlife agencies, “the release specifies. “These funds are used to acquire the habitat, products and stock fish, research studies and conduct assessment, ensure the aquatic education, and secure fishing access. “