Wednesday, 26 September 2007 19:00
Fewer trout will be stocked in North Carolina mountain
streams because of the drought, state wildlife officials say.
Stream levels are
low and fish habitats have been reduced. According to the state Wildlife
Resources Commission, trout stocking could be cut in half on some streams where
anglers have to release fish after catching them. While the original plans
called for stocking 213,000 trout, officials say that number can’t be put into
streams until there is enough rain to increase the stream flow.