is Chesterfield reservoir open for big fish or just planted?
Chesterfield Reservoir, located in our Southeast Region is managed as a "quality fishery." It is annually stocked with rainbow trout, however, the daily trout limit is 2 per licensed angler.
Chesterfield Reservoir is very "productive" and grows big fish in a short amount of time. The real limiting factor for this system is water. In years where water levels remain high through the winter, trout will grow and survive for more than a year. When water levels are low, then over-winter survival of trout is low and the fishery is supported by 8 - 10" fish stocked in the springtime from our hatchery system.