Friday, August 5, 2016

First stocked lake trout caught

Jerime Williams
Jerime and Jason Williams this week have caught several lake trout that were stocked by the Ministry of Natural Resources. The fish are identified by a missing fin. The missing right ventral fin and 23-inch length of this fish indicate it was probably released as an 18-month fingerling in 2012.
The Williamses and other anglers are also catching 14-inch trout stocked two years ago near Potato Island. These anglers are seeing hundreds of the small trout on their fish finders. Those were the first trout planted in the west end of Red Lake. The rest were planted at several locations in the east end.
I have lots of photos to share of the great fishing and the great summer it has been. We have just been too busy to get on the 'net to this point.

3 comments:

Ray G said...

Thats great news. Shows that the trout are on thier way back in good health and all the efforts have paid off.

Dennis Sheble said...

Can't wait to see 2016 photos
Where were trout stocked at east end of lake?

Steve Ozark said...

That's great news! Is this the first time stocked trout have been caught? Hopefully many, many more to come, for generations upon generations.