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Reason for Anglers to Smile!

Fishing Steamboat LakeThis morning was an active day for the Division of Wildlife at Steamboat Lake. A total of 58,512 hatchling Rainbow Trout were stocked into the lake this morning. That’s good news for avid fisherman that enjoy nothing more than the tug of a “live one” on the end of their rod.

Now before you start dreaming of that trophy trout… one of the 58,000… know that these fish are extremely small. Stocking the lake is something the DOW does several times a summer based on the surveys they take from the lake. The periodic stocking of the lake is meant to seed future generations of the species and a well-rounded habitat.

But avid anglers should be excited none the less. This many fish will create a nice influx of both future large trout as well as bait fish for the current stock of mature trout.