Five waters in the Adirondacks will be stocked with landlocked Atlantic salmon in the coming weeks. Ranging 2-6 pounds, the broodstock fish (used for spawning purposes) are from a hatchery operated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Vermont.
Over 2,500 of these salmon will be stocked into Lake George, Schroon Lake, Moose Pond (Town of St. Armand), Taylor Pond (Town of Black Brook) and Lake Colby. Anglers are reminded that established fishing regulations for landlocked salmon apply to these waters.
Also, DEC is requesting anglers help collect heads from Coho Salmon and stomach samples from all species of salmon and trout caught from Lake Ontario in 2020. Freezers, sample bags, and data tags have been distributed at several locations where anglers can pick up supplies and drop off samples. To find out why and how you can help, visit DEC’s webpages on Coho Salmon Head Collection and Lake Ontario Fish Diet Study.
Photo of landlocked salmon provided by DEC.