Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Trout Uncooperative or Just Smart?

It appears that hatchery trout are being uncooperative and not hanging around where Pennsylvania conservation officers stock them.

"Using radio telemetry, tagged fish, electro-shocking and creel surveys from anglers, the result generally confirmed what anglers had been complaining about: Most of the trout were gone from stocking points before the season began. "

I tend to think the trout are just doing what comes natural or maybe getting smarter (if hatchery trout can do either). I suppose if we really wanted to keep them in one place we could just put them out in buckets by the side of the road for the taking. That would minimize all that nasty fishing business.

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