Trout stocking

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by carnivore, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Im reading that this years trout stockings are tentative and fish are undersized due to overcrowding at the hatchery. Has anyone been trout fishing and are you catching normal sized fish?
     
  2. Rat

    Rat 8 pointer

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    Visited the Hatchery 3 weeks ago. I saw only 1 or 2 tanks that had trout in them that were what I would consider small eating size. Rest were jam packed with sardines. Tons of dying and dead fish in them too. Mismanagement? Not sure really. Upper hatchery creek was loaded up more than in the past with 4-6 inchers as well. Hope that is not the norm.
     
  3. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 8 pointer

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    Not sure but I have caught some 3 inch trout in Hatchery Creek and my my thought was they are reproducing in there.
     
  4. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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  5. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Lol. Im thinking that is what they are releasing. Wow! Going to have to buy some lighter tackle! Anyone have any sardine canning recipes?
     
  6. Bee

    Bee 8 pointer

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    can't be good for cumberland in the next spring either
     
  7. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

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    We caught a lot of small stocked trout this year. I mean 6-7” fish
     
  8. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Catch any normal boot sized fish? I may skip it this year or wait till early spring.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018
  9. Munson

    Munson 10 pointer

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    Would love a mess of rainbows with a little color to the meat. Its achievable here at mill creek lake but I aint much of a cold weather fisherman lol. Still kickin my absent minded arse for not bringing home a mess of native brookies from WV my buddy offered me.
     
  10. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

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    Oh yea we did. We trout fished a lot this year and caught plenty of good size fish too. Just more of the smaller ones than normal but still plenty of good fish
     
  11. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Thats good to hear.
     
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  12. kstonich

    kstonich Fawn

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    Anyone catching trout out of Laurel Lake yet?
     
  13. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Managed to catch a single this afternoon, fortunately another angler offered 2 up to me on our way out.
    Everyone i talked to is catching less and catching smaller fish.
     

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