Location: Santa Maria
|Copied directly from North American Fishing Club's E-newsletter:
Giant Trout Stocked In California
SACRAMENTO, CAŚ The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has been stocking 4- to 7-pound trout in the Lower Kings River, providing great targets for local NAFC trout chasers.
Six months ago, the DFG sponsored a series of public meetings to gain input from California's anglers about trout hatchery operations in the state. The DFG says one of the common themes that came out of those public meetings is that anglers would like to have more opportunities to catch bigger trout on local lakes and streams.
The DFG says a group of experimental fish was already being held and reared at the San Joaquin Fish Hatchery for two years to determine how large they could be grown, and to determine the comparative cost of rearing them to larger sizes. The 3,000 "finished products" of those experiments-large adult trout-are now being released.
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Hmm, Might be worth a drive inland.