Trout fishing time is here!
As a former resident of Calhoun County, I was
always fascinated by trout. Maybe it’s because Calhoun is not capable of
sustaining trout. Our waterways have too much siltation and temperatures
get too high during the summer.
In order for Calhoun fishermen to pursue trout, one
must cross county lines. The nearest locations to trout fish are all
lakes. Miletree in Roane, Mountwood in Wood, Cedar Creek in Gilmer, and
Pennsboro and Tracey in Ritchie all get stocked with trout.
The nearest rivers or streams that contain trout
are tailwater fisheries at Sutton, Burnsville, and Stonewall Jackson,
which also get stocked with trout. These streams are stocked on
schedule. Most lakes are stocked bi-annually, or twice a year. Most
tailwaters are stocked bi-weekly or once every two weeks.
In order to fish for trout, you must have a trout
stamp. In lakes stocked with trout, you can only use two poles.
Enjoy fishing for trout in 2010. Maybe you will
luck into a brooder trout, or one of the four-pounders we all dream
Note: Cory is the son of Ronzel and Karen Boothe of Russett. He is a
1996 graduate of Calhoun County High School and is a teacher at Meadow
Bridge Elementary, Fayette County. He resides near Summersville.)