Ohio to begin stocking lakes and ponds with trout on Friday

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HAMBURG, GERMANY – APRIL 30: (EDITORS NOTE: This images was processed using digital filters.) A rainbow trout seen through the window of the aquarium at the Hagenbeck Zoo on April 30, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – More than 100,000 rainbow trout will soon be released in Ohio lakes and ponds.

The first release is scheduled for Friday at Adams Lake in Adams County.

The first central Ohio release will be at Quarry Park in Marion County on March 23. On March 30, there will be a release at Heritage Park and Antrim Park in Franklin County.

All release dates are dependent on ice-free lakes.

By stocking these water areas throughout the state, opportunities are created for anglers of all ages to get out and enjoy quality spring trout fishing in a family-friendly environment. Many stocked locations will feature special angler events, including youth-only fishing on the day of the trout release, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Fishing licenses are required to fish in state public waters and ponds stocked by the state.

The 2018-2019 fishing license is now available and is valid through Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2019. An annual resident fishing license costs $19. A one-day fishing license costs $11 for residents and nonresidents. The one-day license may also be redeemed for credit toward the purchase of an annual fishing license.

Stocking dates:

**Special event will be taking place

LOCATIONCOUNTYSTOCK DATE
ADAMS LAKEAdams3/2/2018
RUSH RUN LAKEPreble3/9/2018
NEW LEXINGTON RESERVOIR 1APerry3/16/2018
FORKED RUN LAKEMeigs3/16/2018
BELMONT LAKEBelmont3/21/2018
WOLF RUN LAKENoble3/22/2018
QUARRY PARKMarion3/23/2018
FOUNDATION PARKKnox3/23/2018
CLARK LAKEClark3/23/2018
TIMBRE RIDGE LAKELawrence3/23/2018
BARNESVILLE RESERVOIR #3Belmont3/28/2018
SHADOW LAKECuyahoga3/29/2018
PETROS LAKEStark3/29/2018
HINCKLEY LAKEMedina3/29/2018
CALDWELL LAKERoss3/29/2018
LAKE ALMAVinton3/29/2018
CENCI PARK LAKEFairfield3/30/2018
HERITAGE PARKFranklin3/30/2018
ANTRIM LAKEFranklin3/30/2018**
ROSE LAKEHocking3/30/2018**
DOW LAKEAthens3/30/2018**
SWANTON WATERWORKS RESERVOIRLucas4/4/2018
DELTA RESERVOIR #2Fulton4/4/2018
SYCAMORE STATE PARK PONDMontgomery4/4/2018
MCKARNS LAKEWilliams4/5/2018
FOREST HILL PONDCuyahoga4/5/2018
PAINESVILLE REC PARK PONDLake4/5/2018
JEFFERSON LAKEJefferson4/5/2018
ROCKY FORK LAKEHighland4/7/2018**
MALABAR FARM INN PONDRichland4/7/2018
SHELBY RESERVOIR #3Richland4/11/2018
SILVER CREEK LAKESummit4/11/2018
DAVIS LAKEAuglaize4/11/2018
SCHOONOVER LAKEAllen4/12/2018
WALKER ROAD PONDLorain4/12/2018
GLACIER LAKE (MILL CREEK PARK)Mahoning4/12/2018
BLUE LIMESTONE PARKDelaware4/13/2018
PUNDERSON LAKEGeauga4/14/2018**
PEARSON METROPARK PONDSLucas4/14/2018**
WHITE STAR QUARRYSandusky4/14/2018**
LITTLE TURTLE PONDSummit4/14/2018**
YOCTANGEE PARK LAKERoss4/14/2018**
PIKE LAKEPike4/16/2018
LIMA LAKEAllen4/18/2018
VAN WERT RESERVOIR #1Van Wert4/18/2018
VETERANS PARK POND – MENTORLake4/18/2018
LAMBERJACK LAKESeneca4/19/2018
NORWALK RESERVOIR #1Huron4/19/2018
TAWAWA LAKEShelby4/19/2018
VESUVIUS LAKELawrence4/19/2018**
EAST HARBOR STATE PARK PONDOttawa4/21/2018**
OLANDER LAKELucas4/21/2018**
ROWLAND NATURE PRESERVE LAKELorain4/21/2018
JACKSON CITY RESERVOIRJackson4/21/2018**
MONROE LAKEMonroe4/27/2018
ASHLEY UPGROUNDDelaware4/28/2018**
SUNBURY UPGROUND #2Delaware4/28/2018**
EYMAN PARKFayette4/28/2018**
OHIO CANAL LOCK #4Stark4/28/2018**
TURKEY CREEK LAKEScioto4/28/2018**
STONELICK LAKEClermont5/5/2018**
CROSS ROADS INDUSTRIAL PONDSCrawford5/5/2018**
GIERTZ LAKEHancock5/5/2018**
OHIO / ERIE CANALCuyahoga5/19/2018**

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