I would like to get some opinions on my personal observations with the fish stocking in the Fairbanks area.On several occasions I happened to be at a lake or sandpit that was being stocked. In every instance there were plenty of large pike in residence.The fish being stocked were 2 to 3 inches in length.
Two problems I have with this. First , It seems obvious that the stocked fish will only be food for the pike and will never reach an anglers hook.Second.I don't know about you all, but I can't afford to go running all over Alaska to enjoy some quiet time and put a few trout in the frying pan.2 to 3 inch fish is not what most of us consider for a meal. I honestly believe that fish and game is wasting a lot of money by Raising and stocking fish food. I understand that the longer the fish are raised, it may not be cost effective . Am I out in left field or does another PLAN need to be hatched.No pun intended.