Lower Saluda River trout stocked by helicopter

Lower Saluda River trout stocked by helicopter

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stocked approximately 18,000 rainbow and brown trout into the lower Saluda River near Columbia on Dec. 15 using a helicopter and a specialized lift bucket. Of that total, 13,000 are brown trout (five 1/2 inches) and 5,000 are rainbow trout (ten inches) for a total more than 3,000 pounds. This accounts for around 2/3 of the trout stocked in the Saluda with the rest stocked by truck.
Source: SCDNR
Lower Saluda River trout stocked by helicopter

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