FISH STOCKING

Take fish from 11 parks countywide, including three freshly stocked ponds or lakes

Geauga Park District is excited to announce the stocking of three waterways at the following three county parks this spring:

·         Walter C. Best Preserve: 250: 12″+ Yellow Perch

·         Affelder Pond (The West Woods): 50 10-12” Largemouth Bass & 100 6-8” Hybrid Bluegill

·         Orchard Hills Park Pond: 100 10-12” Largemouth Bass & 50 6-8” Hybrid Bluegill

A second round of stocking will also take place this fall in October and November:

·         Swine Creek Reservation’s Killdeer Pond: 50 8-10” Largemouth Bass & 200 6-8” Hybrid Bluegill

·         Beartown Lakes Reservation’s Lower Bear Lake: 300 12-14” Rainbow Trout

Real-time stocking notifications are always posted on the Park District’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Families are welcome to catch and take fish from waterways in eleven Park District parks as long as they have a current Ohio fishing license in accordance with state regulations.

“Geauga Park District stocks fish to provide recreational opportunities and to ensure a healthy population of fish for the public to enjoy,” explained Land Steward Jen Weitzel-Safick.

“Good luck catching a few this year,” added Park Biologist Paul Pira, “and enjoy the beautiful scenery in your parks.”

Location tips, inhabiting species and upcoming fishing programs can be found at the new www.geaugaparkdistrict.org under Activities, then Fishing, which also includes a link to Geauga Park District’s new Facebook group dedicated to sharing updates about fishing throughout the scenic Geauga parks.

To aide our fisheries management in years to come, please email any questions/comments and pictures of fish caught in Geauga Park District (with location and size of fish) to ppira@geaugaparkdistrict.org and jsafick@geaugaparkdistrict.org. Thank you!

For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.