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Fishing on the pier at Emerson Park on Owasco Lake.

Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen

The state Department of Environmental Conservation will hold an informational public meeting about the state of Owasco Lake's fisheries, according to a release.

It will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the Bass Pro Shops' meeting room in the Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius.

The presentation will include summaries of the latest available fisheries research and management strategies, in addition to an overview of the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program and the Eastern Finger Lakes Angler Diary Cooperator Program. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Owasco Lake and inlet is annually stocked with trout, according to the release. The angler diary program also provides recent reports with data on population trends of other game fish in the lake.

The DEC said it is seeking cooperators, and that interested volunteers should contact the Region 7 Fisheries Office at (607) 753-3095 ext. 213 or email fwfish7@dec.ny.gov.

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