03 April 2014

• DEEP 2014 Preseason Trout Stocking Underway


Opening Day of trout season is Saturday, April 19th.

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced it expects to stock almost 390,000 trout in waters across the state in time for Opening Day of the 2014 trout fishing season April 19th – despite challenges posed by extended winter conditions this year.

“Stocking nearly four hundred thousand fish prior to Opening Day is a monumental task in the best weather,” said Pete Aarrestad, Director of DEEP’s Inland Fisheries Division. “We’ve had to postpone several days of stocking due to morning temperatures in the single digits, and a number of other scheduled stocking runs were shifted to sites with better winter access.

"However, we still plan to stock all of the usual water bodies that have historically been done for Opening Day. Hatchery staff have endured and prevailed under prolonged winter conditions unseen in Connecticut in over 50 years. It is a testament to their ‘can do’ attitude and dedication on behalf of recreational anglers.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CTDEEP


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