Game and Fish Fall Fish Stocking

Sheridan Regional Fisheries Biologist Andrew Nikirk releases rainbow trout at Soldiers Sailors Pond in Buffalo on Oct. 17(Courtesy Photo)
Sheridan Regional Fisheries Biologist Andrew Nikirk releases rainbow trout at Soldiers Sailors Pond in Buffalo on Oct. 17(Courtesy Photo)

The Sheridan Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, along with the Tensleep Fish Hatchery, stocked fish in several local ponds during the first two weeks of this month. According to Sheridan Region Fisheries Supervisor Paul Mavrakis, the ponds and streams are stocked every fall after the summer water temperatures cool off. He continued on to say that summer water temps can be lethal to trout so stocking in fall allows them to survive into ice fishing season.

The stocked fish were eight to ten inch rainbow trout that were transported in a special insulated and oxygenated tank that was hauled via truck from Tensleep. Waters stocked include Kleenburn Ponds, Soldiers Sailors Ponds, Mavrakis Pond, Sheridan County Fairgrounds Pond, Clear Creek, and Big Goose Creek. Mavrakis said that anglers can start catching these new fish immediately especially considering the current stretch of nice weather the area is experiencing.

Rainbow trout in net before release at Kleenburn ponds on Oct. 11(Courtesy Photo)
Rainbow trout in net before release at Kleenburn ponds on Oct. 11(Courtesy Photo)
Tensleep Hatchery Senior Fish Culturist Jared Smith removes rainbow trout from truck tanks in preparation for release at Soldier
Tensleep Hatchery Senior Fish Culturist Jared Smith removes rainbow trout from truck tanks in preparation for release at Soldiers Sailors Pond in Buffalo on Oct. 17(Courtesy Photo)
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