Terri Belasco, Fisheries Service Technician
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Posted on March 5, 2013 | Permalink
Western Maryland Trout Stocking
Location: Garrett County
As the crew headed out last Friday morning to get the job done, the weather was the norm of chilly and snowy here in Garrett County. Let's just say it was a good day to be out and about stocking fish! Inland Fisheries Service personnel got their groove on as they released the rainbow trout that were raised at Albert Powell Hatchery. We stocked rainbow trout into the Delayed Harvest Trout Fishing Areas of the scenic Casselman River (2700) and Youghiogheny River in Friendsville (1000). In Allegany County, Town Creek's the upper and lower Delayed Harvest sections were stocked with 3000 rainbow trout (about 1500 in each area).
Other areas of Western Maryland were stocked in the Put and Take Trout Fishing Areas, including Battie Mixon Fishing Hole- 1000 rainbow and golden trout; North Branch Potomac River at Kitzmiller (500 rainbows and goldens), Barnum (1000 rainbows, browns, goldens) and Westernport (1000 rainbows, browns, and goldens).
North Jennings Run (300) and Jennings Run (1200) were also stocked rainbow and golden trout. The Youghiogheny River's Friendsville Put and Take Area received 500 rainbow and golden trout, and the Oakland area of the river received 1000 trout.
So Anglers if you're feeling a bit of the ol' cabin fever, go grab your fishing rods and enjoy!