NYS DEC stocks 15,000 salmon in Lake George

NYS DEC

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Lake George now has a plentiful Atlantic Salmon, following a salmon stocking event Wednesday.

The State Department of Environmental conservation poured approximately 15,000 more fish into Lake George at Million dollar Beach.

The annual salmon release is paid for by fishing licenses and meant to add to the existing fishing opportunity at the lake.

“Lake George is lucky enough to have a really good trout fishery,” says James Pinheiro, an aquatic biologist with the NYS DEC. “It’s one of the few bodies of water that has a large natural producing lake trout population. The salmon offer a different fishery aspect to that.”

Pinheiro says for the next nearest salmon fishing opportunity, you’d likely have to go as far north as Lake Ontario.

Local elementary school students were on hand to help the DEC out and get up close and personal with the salmon.

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