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Go fish! Jamaica Pond restocked with trout and salmon

Go fish! Jamaica Pond restocked with trout and salmon

Photo by Mark Garfinkel
By Colneth Smiley Jr.  |   Friday, April 15, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com  |  Local Coverage

Sink your hooks into Jamaica Pond, where state environmental officials yesterday released more than 1,000 fish in an annual rite of spring for fishermen looking for a fresh catch within city limits.

MassWildlife released hundreds of trout and more than a dozen salmon into Jamaica Pond as part of a stocking program funded by state fishing licenses.

The fish —15-pound Atlantic salmon and up to 14-inch tiger trout, rainbow trout, brook trout and brown trout raised in state hatcheries — were poured into the 60-foot deep natural pond, which is home to an array of other wildlife, including eels, crayfish, snapping turtles, and other fish such as perch, pickerel and a few large-mouth bass.

A state fishing license is required to fish, but watching was free for the kids.

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1330910

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