Meadville Tribune

Outdoors

March 5, 2014

Now that winter is nearly over, let's get ready for trout season

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Cochranton-area resident John Crooks is a longtime outdoors writer.

2014 Crawford County preseason trout stockings

Date, water area, meeting place and time

Saturday, East Branch Oil Creek and Five Mile Creek, Clear Lake Dam Breast at Route 77, 9 a.m.

March 14, Muddy Creek and Sugar Creek, Little Cooley at Route 77, 9:15 a.m.

March 15, Oil Creek, Centerville Post Office at Route 8, 9:30 a.m.

March 20, Caldwell Creek, Grand Valley at Route 27, 9:30 a.m.

March 22, Woodcock Creek, Saegertown Post Office at Route 6, 9:30 a.m.

March 25, Pine Creek, Grand Valley at Route 27, 9:30 a.m.

March 28, Little Sugar Creek, Cochranton Post Office, 10 a.m.

April 8, Thompson Creek and McLaughlin Creek, Hydetown at Route 8, 9:30 a.m.

April 11, Conneaut Creek, Dicksonburg Road at Route 18 by the creek's bridge, 10 a.m.

2014 Crawford County in-season trout stockings

Date, water area, meeting place and time

April 15, Woodcock Creek, Route 408 and 77 intersection, 9:30 a.m.

April 18, Conneaut Creek, Dicksonburg Road, Route 18, 10 a.m.

May 5, Muddy and Sugar Creek, Little Cooley, Route 77, 9 a.m.

May 6, Caldwell Creek, Grand Valley, Route 27, 9:30 a.m.

May 8, Oil Creek, Centerville Post Office, Route 8, 9:30 a.m.

May 12, Pine Creek, Grand Valley, Route 27, 9:30 a.m.

May 13, Oil Creek, Clear Lake Dam Breast, Route 77, 9 a.m.

May 14, Thompson Creek, Hydetown, Route 8, 9:30 a.m.

May 21, Little Sugar Creek, Cochranton Post Office, 10 a.m.

Quick facts

On April 12, anglers in the eight-county Northwest region of the state can begin trout fishing at 8 a.m.

Fishermen will need a regular fishing license plus a trout stamp

The daily limit is five trout in the regular season

Trout must be at least seven inches long to be legal

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