Connecticut’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced that its 2013 autumn trout stockings have begun.
From now through mid-October, DEEP is releasing 29,000 trophy and adult sized trout into selected waters throughout the state. Among the areas scheduled to be stocked this fall are 23 lakes and ponds, 14 rivers and streams that include 12 of the Trout Management Areas, and 8 Trout Parks.
Of the 29,000 adult trout that will be released, 12,800 are trophy size brown trout (all greater than 12 inches in length). The remaining 16,200 adults are standard size (9-10 inch) rainbow trout.
The Farmington River Trout Management Area received its annual Labor Day stocking with DEEP releasing 2,000 of the large brown trout just prior to the Labor Day weekend.
Trout Parks are managed to enhance fishing opportunities for families and novice anglers and are easily accessible with picnic areas and other amenities nearby.