East Harbor State Park held its 14th annual Family Fishing Day on Saturday, April 26. 500 trout from the Castalia Trout Farm were released into the pond next to the Lakewood Shelter in the park. The trout were all 12-14”.
“This is the nicest weather we’ve had in a couple years,” said Ted Johnson from the Ohio State Parks Service. “With this nice of weather, we could expect to see 100 people out here throughout the day.”
For fishermen who didn’t have a pole, East Harbor State Park provided poles and Rickard Bait provided the bait for the event. Children fished the pond from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then adults were allowed to fish after 2 p.m.
“The goal is to get kids fishing with adults to provide a positive, outside activity,” said Johnson.
For more information about East Harbor State Park visit eastharborstatepark.org.