Re: Some 'stockers' I caught for Friday
Dan, you do need to know the rules for the GL fisheries.It does get confusing. In Lake Ontario, there's Steelhead, domestic bows, King, Coho, and Atlantic salmon, browns, and the occasional brookie up in the tribs. Some are wild, some are stocked- the fin clips help you know the difference and what's what.
Flyguy, that's a nice meal there, and a fun catch. In mid-April when the Vt. trout season opens, the state stocks some ponds near me that are a blast to fish in my tube or yak. I release them until mid-May, as they quickly learn to adapt to eating insects and start actively feeding on the evening hatches. Then they'll take dries! At that point I start to keep some. Even though I'll steelhead fish between now and then, looking at that pic has got my blood going. Thanks.