By Dan Armitage, host of Buckeye Sportsman, Ohio’s longest running outdoor radio show
The Cuyahoga River has been stocked with about 1,000 rainbow trout. That’s amazing when you consider that the northeast Ohio flow was once a national punchline for water pollution, catching on fire in 1969. Since then, the river has made a comeback for recreational users and wildlife — such as trout — alike.
The trout release was a combined effort by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), the Western Reserve chapter of Trout Unlimited and the city of Cuyahoga Falls.
“This is unprecedented. I don’t know that this has ever happened in the river so now it’s stocked,” said Don Walters, Cuyahoga Falls Mayor.
Jason Pullin, recreation program manager for the city, said the conditions were perfect for a release that would seem unthinkable not long ago.
“Trout typically live in cold water, but it has to be very clean.… Continue readingRead More »