|Spring Break Trout Stocking Set for March 16|
An additional 3,000 pounds of rainbow trout will be released into two Johnson County Park and Recreation District lakes during a supplemental stocking in mid-March.
The public is invited to watch the stockings, which will take place on Friday, March 16. Beginning at 2:30 p.m., 1,000 pounds of live fish will be released near the Heritage Park dam. At approximately 3:45 p.m., 2,000 pounds of fish will be released near the Shawnee Mission Park boat ramp. Watching the stocking is a great kids' activity during Spring Break week. Search for the keyword "fishing" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.
Following the stockings, the two lakes will be closed to fishing until the parks' opening at 5 a.m. on Saturday, March 17.
Area anglers ages 16 to 64 will need to have a Kansas fishing permit, a Johnson County Park and Recreation District fishing permit and a JCPRD trout fishing permit. District fishing and trout permits are available at: the JCPRD Registration Office, Building C, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam; the John Barkley Visitors Center at Shawnee Mission Park; and at numerous local bait and tackle shops.
The supplemental stocking follows an earlier stocking of 3,000 pounds of trout in the two lakes on Feb. 21.
For more information, call (913) 831-3359 or (913) 831-3342 TDD Only.