Mike Humphreys, a fishery biologist for the state DEEP, provided the Housatonic Fly Fisherman’s with the attached chart at a recent meeting.
Humphreys spoke of this chart at the HFFA’s April membership meeting. This will help anglers identify the types of stocked fish they catch and release up on the Housy.
Mike is always looking for angler feedback, which helps to assess holdover rates, by species and length stocked. This helps the CTDEEP determine the best types, sizes and periods to stock trout, Dan Keney of the HFFA said.
The chart covers data from 2011 to the pending stocking this fall.
The identification tag mark feedback also helps measure trout holdover rates and the impact of the HFFA’s annual thermal refuge work and other club conservation efforts.