Updated 07/24/2012 04:54 PM
NC Wildlife Resources Commission suspends thirty catfish stockings due to heat, drought
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RALEIGH – High temperatures over the past couple of weeks has the state's Wildlife Resources Commission suspending catfish stocking at more than two dozen parks and lakes across the Piedmont.
Instead of replenishing the population every month at 30 lakes and parks in 12 counties, officials won't add any more until September. They say not to worry as there are still plenty of fish in the water.
"It's definitely better for the anglers. They're still going to catch fish in the long run,” said Piedmont Fisheries supervisor Brian McRae. “No one wants to see dead fish in the pond and no one wants to waste those resources."
Here is a complete list of the parks and lakes affected:
• Cedarock Park in Alamance County
• Frank Liske and T.N. Spenser Camp parks in Cabarrus County
• Rabbit Shuffle Pond in Caswell County
• Winston Lake, Kernersville Lake and C.G. Hill Memorial Park in Forsyth County
• Lake Devin in Granville County
• Bur-Mil, Country, Hagan-Stone and Oka T. Hester parks in Guilford County
• San-Lee Park in Lee County
• Freedom, Hornets Nest, McAlpine and Squirrel Lake parks in Mecklenburg County
• Lake Lure Marion in Moore County
• Anderson Park and Lake Michael in Orange County
• Hamlet City Lake Park, Hinson and Indian Camp lakes; and Ellerbe Lion’s Club Community Park in Richmond County
• Pine Lake in Apex Community Park, Bass Lake Park, Bond Park, Harris Lake Park Pond, Shelley Lake; and Simpkins Pond in Lake Wheeler Park in Wake County
For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, visit www.ncwildlife.org/fishing.