Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October Trout Stocking Underway

Although the dry spell continues the Department of Natural Resources has been doing their best to insure more great fishing. The October stocking season has begun and about 20,000 fish will be finding new homes in the following weeks.
Beware of invasive species! DNR reminds anglers to clean their gear between streams or outings to prevent moving around unwanted invaders like didymo and whirling disease. Anglers can wash their gear with dish soap, a 5% salt solution or one of the convenient wader wash stations at some locations.
DNR’s trout stocking information telephone line, 1-800-688-3467, will be updated weekly beginning October 1 so that anglers may find out if their favorite area has been stocked. Stocked areas will also be posted online at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries once stocking is complete.