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Antrim Breeders

Discussion in 'Central Ohio Fishing Reports' started by fishingredhawk, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. fishingredhawk

    fishingredhawk Ohio Hawg Hunter

    I may be starting one of those threads that goes on forever like last year, but has anyone heard if they are stocking the breeders in Antrim again the day before Thanksgiving? I sure hope so, because in my opinion 20 pounds of fresh trout is a great replacement for turkey!
  2. gonefishin'

    gonefishin' Lifestyle Farmer

    Fishingredhawk,or should that be, smokingredbud! You're kiddin' right?

  3. Phil Carver

    Phil Carver Team Bass Xtreme

    I was also hoping that they would release them like last year also , only difference being that I may even get to land one . :D
  4. do the trout reproduce in antrim naturally..i see big ones caught year round but they must stay in deep water hard to reach from shore
  5. catking

    catking Banned

    As far as I know they will stock these breeders again. Atrium gets the breeders as a result of being the first trout stocking program in the state??? I heard this from somebody..... CATKING
  6. Does trout contain Triptophan? If not-I don't want any! :p BTW-nice fish!

  7. Miso_Ohio

    Miso_Ohio Green Eggs And Ham

    Highly doubtful they reporduce in Antrim but I guess anything is possible in an extremely rare situation.I grew up in trout country in PA and I just can't bring myself to go trout fishing in a pond, it just doesn't gel with the memory's I have a trout fishing as a kid. Hiking through thistles and poison ivy for miles on end trying to find that perfect spot.

    I will admit those are some huge trout though, don't normally get that big in the little streams back in PA. Back to the reproducing part though, I do believe they need clean moving water with a high oxygen concentration in order to spawn correctly, someone correct me if I am wrong.
  8. catking

    catking Banned

    The carper would be correct. They need water with current........and oxygen. CATKING
  9. yes, they usually stock them in the fall. I remember reading about a fall stocking several weeks ago. Im not sure if they were breeders or not. The best time to fish for the big ones are when the first ice is out. When the ice has melted 20-30 feet from shore, you can see the monster trout cruising the open water lane. They are also very agressive during that time.

    Ps- check out the ODNR website for stocking dates.
  10. antrium is spring fed. It could be possible to reproduce, but highley unlikley. They have no chance of being in that body of water for more than a week.

    Mike you have fun. Ill be laying in Riverside recouperating from the surgery. Hopefully Ill get to come home on turkey day. I really :( really :( really :( really :( dont want to be there on thanksgiving!!!!
  11. FINMAN

    FINMAN Old Junior Member

    you have a speedy recovery, Cptn.

    I agree with Ski, though. Ice out on Antrim is a good time to hit the bigguns cruisin'. I've had luck with tiny offerings and a slow presentation. Terrific battle. Trouble is, I don't like the way those big old breeders taste. I'd rather have a stringer of the little ones for the table.
  12. gonefishin'

    gonefishin' Lifestyle Farmer

    Here is the news release that will give you details on the trout
    stocking at Antrim. Thanks for your interest in Ohio's wildlife.

    Eric Postell
    Public Inquiries Officer

    News Release

    November 12, 2004


    *********** COLUMBUS, OH-In keeping with local pre-Thanksgiving
    tradition, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of
    Wildlife, in conjunction with the Columbus Recreation and Parks
    Department, will stock Antrim Lake, in northwest Columbus, with
    approximately 650 catchable rainbow trout on Wednesday, November 24,

    According to Steve Graham, central Ohio's Fish Management Supervisor for
    the ODNR Division of Wildlife, "these trout are excess breeders from
    London State Fish Hatchery that are much larger than the fish that are
    normally stocked in area waters.* Only two locations in Ohio, Antrim
    Lake and Punderson Lake, receive the benefit of having surplus fish
    stocked.* Therefore, central Ohio anglers have an extra opportunity to
    catch big, healthy fish."

    Fish range from about 18 to 26 inches long and weigh three to six
    pounds.* They are expected to arrive from the hatchery in the late
    morning of the 24th.
  13. gonefishin'

    gonefishin' Lifestyle Farmer

    OK, so has anyone caught any of these after they stock?
  14. gonefishin'

    gonefishin' Lifestyle Farmer

    Thank you! I got to Antrim today about 2:30 pm. Several guys hauling stringers of trout with what looked like some 4 to 6 pounders. Some were there all through the rain, but they had some nice fish. Then I saw the biggest Saugeye I've ever seen, not that I've seen that many. This son of a gun was at least 26 to 28 inches and fat, really fat. It weighed 10 lbs if it weighed a gram. I'll bet it was close to if not a state record.

    The parking lots were full and I would, using the SWAG method, say there were 75 to 100 people there at any given time. Muddy as a well diggers uh... butt during monsoon season. I guess the secret is to get there early.

    Some of the trout looked orange and almost white. Whats up with that?

    Oh well, congrats to those who caught fish. I like this Thanksgiving tradition.
  15. fishingredhawk

    fishingredhawk Ohio Hawg Hunter

    Did the saugeye come out of Antrim? That's weird. Anyways, according to the ODNR, the orange and white ones are rainbows, just a different strain.
  16. Went yesterday. Watched people file in from 8:30 -12, when they released the fish some 10ft away from me. Caught 5 within 10 minutes. As did just about everyone around me.
    It was a real experience. Ate the first batch last night, they tasted a lot like the steelhead from up north. - Like I said, it was an experience I won't soon forget. I would say all my fish were at least 18inches the biggest being 24.
    happy thanksgiving
  17. johnboy111711

    johnboy111711 SOLID MEAT

    The golden looking trout are Palmino
  18. gonefishin'

    gonefishin' Lifestyle Farmer

    Saugeye was from Antrim although I didn't actually see the guy catch it. He was fishing for trout and got luckey. Those ODNR guys probably slip those saugeyes in there just for grins and giggles and I'm glad they do. Why not?

    So ying6, I assume they released the fish at noon. What did you catch yours with? Yellow power baits seemed to be popular(that's what caught the saugeye.)
  19. - I caught two on a type of power bait that looks like the food the fish eat when they are at the breeding ponds(dogfood color). I caught three on roostertails, and most of the people caught them around me the same way. I think a lot of it had to do with me being so close to the release point. Most of the fish were striking at anything that came across their face. I caught the 2 fish on powerbait last.
    It was an experience, not sure if I will ever do it again. But I will never forget it.