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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-09-2017, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Stocking Information?

Just picked up a 2017 Trout Stocking List and checked the Fish & Boat Commission webpage. See all the information is there regarding dates, type of trout and stream sections, but no information on how many fish will be released. Seem to remember that numbers were listed in years past?

Am I mistaken, or has this changed?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-09-2017, 08:05 PM
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I can't recall numbers being published but I could be wrong.
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I remember there was a time when they released the number of trout to be stocked in each creek but they ended that practice many years ago. I can't remember what the reason was that they gave. My own personal opinion was that they didn't want fishermen to know how much they were cutting trout allocations to their favorite creeks. For example, when they reduced the daily limit from 8 to 5 the following year they cut trout production by 20%, promising they were going to raise bigger trout in exchange for the 20% fewer fish. They used to stock over 4M trout but now it's only 3.2 M. Some creeks that used to get 2 inseason stockings were cut to only 1 inseason.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-12-2017, 06:50 PM
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Years ago they did publish the numbers, but back then they only info as far as the date goes was week of Depending on the size of the fish I think they average about 25 trout per bucket.
As stated above when they cut the limit the size was to increase personally I haven't seen that happen.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-12-2017, 07:16 PM
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Those numbers don't really mean much anyway. It is not unusual to get more or fewer fish than what it is supposed to be, especially late season stockings. The vast majority of people never even know the difference.
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