SALMON, Idaho (KIFI) – More than 90 large trout, weighing an average of seven pounds, were stocked Thursday at Kid’s Creek Pond.
The extra-large rainbows were used in the production of trout raised at Riverence Hatchery, formerly Clear Springs Foods, in Mackay, which donated them to Idaho Fish and Game. Called spawning stock, these hatchery trout are nearing the end of their usefulness in next-generation production, but will provide anglers with an exciting catch.
“Anglers will love catching these big fish, and we really appreciate Riverence’s generosity,” said Regional Fisheries Manager Greg Schoby.
Kid’s Creek pond was also recently stocked with 400 10-12 inch rainbow trout with an additional 400 trout to be stocked before July.
Pond fishing is a great way to introduce kids to the sport, using simple setups like worm/marshmallow combinations or commercial baits like Power Bait or Crave, either near the bottom or under a bobber. Throwing and retrieving spoons and spinners can also be an effective pond fishing technique.
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