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1 Trout Stocking in Delaware by Roy Miller Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife 9/28/02

2 Delaware trout streams – New Castle County PA MD NJ

3 Delaware Trout Stamp Art

4 White Clay Creek fly fishing

5 Christina Creek

6 Upper Christina Creek

7 Mill Creek

8 Pike Creek

9 Beaver Run

10 Wilson Run

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12 Private trout hauler at Delaware stocking site

13 Trophy trout stocking

14 Float box stocking

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18 Stream Stocking Rates & Costs White Clay Creek in 2002 White Clay Creek in miles of fishable water in designated trout stretch 4.03 miles of fishable water in designated trout stretch Avg. width 65 ft. Avg. width 65 ft acres acres Rate = 600 trout/acre, or 4,729/mile Rate = 600 trout/acre, or 4,729/mile 9,550 lbs 11” rainbow, $1.70/lb 9,550 lbs 11” rainbow, $1.70/lb 700 lbs trophy rainbow, $2.30/lb 700 lbs trophy rainbow, $2.30/lb 1,000 lbs 11” brown, $2.40/lb 1,000 lbs 11” brown, $2.40/lb Total = $20, 245 Total = $20, 245

19 Pond Stocking Rates Kent County & Sussex Counties Kent County & Sussex Counties Stocked only in March Stocked only in March 2-2 acre ponds 2-2 acre ponds 903 trout (includes 8 trophy size)/pond = 451/acre 903 trout (includes 8 trophy size)/pond = 451/acre

20 Pond trout fishing

21 Opening day on White Clay Creek

22 Desired result of stocking

23 Results of 1993 Creel Survey StreamMiles Number Stocked Effort (hrs) Percent Harvest White Clay4.518,35024,81083 Christina0.83, Mill Pike , Beaver Run0.41, Wilson Run0.73,3603,73048

24 Red Clay Creek

25 Holdover trout from Red Clay Creek

26 Handicapped youth fishing day


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