Restocking of Lake Vesuvius to begin soon

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 16, 2004

PEDRO - The Wayne National Forest has announced that the official restocking of Lake Vesuvius will occur in late March.

The lake was drained in 2001 for the multi-million dollar dam rebuilding and boardwalk project that was just recently completed.

Largemouth bass and bluegill that were raised last summer will be arriving in March. These fish will be less than one year old and will still be rather small.

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The Wayne National Forest cautions lake users against doing their own restocking of the lake. Ohio Fishing regulations state it is unlawful to transport and introduce any aquatic species - fish, invertebrate, plant -

from one body of water to another. It is also unlawful for the public to tag and release fish into any public water area.

The Vesuvius restocking project is managed by the Ohio Division of Wildlife.