This annual stocking activity uses unneeded brown and rainbow trout broodstock from Michigan’s state fish hatcheries.
Hundreds of thousands of catchable-sized rainbow and brook trout and fingerling brown trout will be stocked in hundreds of miles of northeast Iowa streams between April 3 and October 2017.
Anglers in 18 southeastern counties are ready for a new fishing season to start Saturday, April 1.
Successful applicants will be chosen in April.
Would allow Harrietta Hills Trout Farm LLC to raise its output to 300,000 pounds of trout annually at its Grayling facility — up from 20,000 pounds a few years ago.
Approximately 4,500 large trout will be distributed among the 14 waters at a rate of 175 to 225 per mile, which is comparable to the numbers of similarly sized fish in Pennsylvania’s best wild trout waters.
Program called Trout in the Classroom allows students to observe eggs as they hatch and eventually grow to 2 to 4 inches and go on to be stocked.
Lakefront offers great opportunities to catch brown trout, lake trout, and steelhead
He was also a legendary fly fisherman and conservationist
Season opens at 5 a.m. Jan. 7 and runs until midnight May 5
Trout regulations among several fishing regs that are specific to individual waters
The winter southeast stream season is catch-and-release only
A family friendly event is paired with most of the stockings to help anglers have success and fun while fishing
The East Swan River and its tributaries have been considered marginal trout waters since the 1940s.