By Hailey René SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Green Lakes State Park held their annual Fish Stock 2019 on Wednesday. Fish Stock is a day dedicated to replenishing Green Lake’s stock of rainbow trout for fishing season. The catch? A few experts helped to move the process along. Ok, not quite experts, but a few hundred kids!
“We’re gonna do this event every year to allow kids to go out and see us go through the whole stocking process of how we put rainbow trout into Green Lakes,” said Eric Stanczyk, Superintendent of Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery in Onondaga County Park.
Since it’s spring break week for most local schools this week, kids of all ages came out for the Fish Stock event to get their own rainbow trout to dump in the lake. Many of the children named their fish before dumping them into the lake. After they finished, each child was given a certificate to commemorate their fish stocking experience!
A five year old boy named Kiernan said he liked the fish “because it’s soft.” His sister, on the other hand said she liked them because “I think they’re jumpy and I think they’re cute.”
By the end of the event, it was expected that more than 300 kids came through the fish bucket line to help assist in the restocking of the lake.