Arizona to Increase 2011 Rainbow Trout Stocking

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To make up for angling opportunities lost due to the Wallow Fire, Arizona Game and Fish Department recently announced that the agency is increasing rainbow trout stocking at select lakes and one stream in the Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside areas.

“Over the next several weeks, our plan is to stock Scott Reservoir and Show Low Lake with more than 7,000 rainbow trout and to put more than 9,000 rainbows in Fool Hollow Lake,” said Mike Lopez, fisheries program manager in the department’s Pinetop regional office. “Included in the total for each lake will be at least 750 fat rainbows measuring 12 inches or more.”

In addition to these lakes, Silver Creek will begin receiving more than 3,800 catchable-sized Apache trout each week through much of the summer.

source: Arizona Game and Fish Department