Today the pond in Appleton that had to chemically kill some aggressive species in the water was restocked with catchable trout.
Fishery staff with the Department of Natural Resources were at Memorial Park this afternoon with 1,000 rainbow trout from the Nevin Fish Hatchery. The trout will average 9 inches in length.
This pond is an urban fishing water and has a special season set aside for youth and disabled anglers.
From March 10th to April 27th, children under 15 and disabled anglers can fish and do not require a fishing license. Disabled anglers 16 years old and older need a disabled fishing license and an inland trout stamp.
And starting on April 28th anyone can fish the pond but any anglers 16 years old and older need a fishing license and inland trout stamp.
All bag limits remain the same.
Now each spring, trout will be stocked for the special season. The city will also stock the pond with minnows followed by bass and panfish in the future.
To read the story about the treatment the DNR did on the pond in January, click here.