Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) workers stocked
Lake in Salisbuy with about 1000 trout Friday. Resource assistant Ian Croci of Torrington first drilled a hole in the ice and then, when the trout truck arrived from Kensington, Croci and other DEEP workers Shalyn Zappulla, of Manchester, David Magnifico of Cromwell and Glen Somogie of Oxford brought nets full of trout from the truck to pour through the hole in the ice into the lake. Iced over lakes are posing challenges for DEEP crews stocking Connecticut waters in advance of opening day April 20. Tim Barry, state fisheries biologist, said that teams are behind in stocking because of the ice. In some cases staff held off introducing trout into streams for fear the fish would die of the cold.