LINCOLN, Neb. – Rainbow trout from four ponds at Schramm Park State Recreation Area will be stocked at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park’s CenturyLink Lake on March 2.
These trout, which range in length from 12 to 18 inches, will be salvaged from the park’s four canyon ponds. By comparison, trout stocked in annual spring stockings are approximately 10 inches in length.
The ponds are being temporarily drained so they and the spring that supplies them can be evaluated. This is part of periodic maintenance and upkeep to the ponds, where fish are grown for educational programs, such as Trout in the Classroom.
The other fish species in the pond, goldfish and koi, will be held, then returned to the ponds when they are refilled.