RAQUETTE LAKE — New York officials say they have reached a milestone in their effort to re-stock an Adirondack pond with native fish.
State Department of Environmental Conservation officials say they recently completed work to eradicate non-native fish from Lower Sargent Pond near Raquette Lake. The 131-acre pond will be stocked next year to re-establish a native brook trout fishery.
Lower Sargent Pond was once considered a prime spot to fish for brook trout. But as the population of largemouth bass increased, the brook trout population in the pond declined.
The reclamation of Lower Sargent Pond is the largest such project in New York state in decades.