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Big Blue to get trout stocking in coming weeks

Trout at Big Blue
Trout at Big Blue

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will begin its fall and winter trout stocking on Oct. 11, with a release planned for Sand Lake, in Marshalltown.

The DNR has 17 cool weather stockings planned and will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at each location as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer months.

Anglers will need to have a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. The daily limit is five trout per licensed angler with a possession limit of 10.

Children age 15 or younger can fish for trout with a properly licensed adult, but they must limit their catch to one daily limit. The child can purchase a trout fee which will allow them to catch their own limit.

2013-14 Fall Winter Trout Stocking Schedule
Oct. 11, Sand Lake, Marshalltown, 11 a.m.
Oct. 17, Big Lake, Council Bluffs, 2 p.m.
Oct. 18, Banner Lake (South), Summerset State Park, Indianola, Noon
Oct. 18, Petoka, Bondurant, Noon
Oct. 19, Lake of the Hills, Davenport, 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 31, Ottumwa Park Pond, 11 a.m.
Nov. 1, Sand Lake, Iowa City, 10 a.m.
Nov. 2, Heritage Pond, Dubuque, 10 a.m.
Nov. 9, Scharnberg Pond, Spencer, 1 p.m.
Nov. 9, Wilson Lake, Fort Madison, Noon
Nov. 9, Discovery Park, Muscatine, 10 a.m.
Nov. 16, Moorland Pond, Fort Dodge, 1 p.m.
Nov. 20, Bacon Creek, Sioux City, 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 21, Ada Hayden, Ames, Noon
Nov. 22, Prairie Creek Park (Cedar Bend), Cedar Rapids, 10 a.m.
Nov. 27, Blue Pit, Mason City, 11 a.m.
Date TBA, North Prairie, Cedar Falls

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