Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently announced the stocking Grand Lake St. Marys with approximately 100,000 yellow perch.
The stocked perch are approximately 1.5 to 2 inches long and are considered fingerlings. They are expected to take about three years to reach a size large enough for anglers to keep.
This is the third year Grand Lake St. Marys has received yellow perch. More than 208,000 yellow perch have been released in the previous two years, including 108,113 in 2013.
The long-term goal of the program is to establish a self-sustaining yellow perch fishery at Grand Lake St. Marys, Ohio’s largest inland lake. If successful, stockings will produce a self-sustaining population of yellow perch, eliminating the need for future stockings.
For more information, visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.
source: Ohio Department of Natural Resources