WEBSTER RESERVOIR -- Rainbow trout once again have been stocked in the icy water flowing into the South Fork of the Solomon River.

On Thursday, about 250 trout were stocked in the river upstream of Webster Reservoir, part of an effort by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks to enhance trout fishing in the area. The river is flowing as strongly as it was this time last year, well above what is needed to support trout fishing.

"We're going to put 250 in Thursday, and I hope to do another 250 in February and again in March," said Mark Shaw, Webster's fisheries biologist.

The trout were released Thursday morning near the low water crossing at the upper end of the lake.

The release in the river coincided with the stocking of about 2,100 trout in the stilling basin below the Webster dam.

-- Mike Corn, HDN