Note: This item is more than two years old. Please take the publication date into consideration for any date references.
The Trout Are Here! The Trout Are Here!
Annual stocking of rainbow trout has begun
ATHENS—Ponds and streams at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center received their first stocking of rainbow trout on Tuesday.
About 1,100 rainbows were stocked in total. Most were put into the TFFC casting pond and the pond next to the Conservation Center, but other streams and ponds received fish as well. Trout were also placed in the Hill Country Stream exhibit in the Visitor Center for viewing only.
From now through March, TPWD will stock upwards of 250,000 hatchery-reared rainbow trout at more than 100 sites across the state. TPWD has been stocking rainbow trout in small urban lakes, state park lakes and popular river tailraces each winter since the 1970s, providing Texans a simple and economical opportunity to go fishing.
Catching these hungry fish can be easy, making the experience ideal for both novice anglers and kids. The fish will bite almost immediately after stocking and typically will take a variety of baits, from whole kernel canned corn or commercial soft bait to artificial flies and even small spinnerbaits.
For more information about the winter trout fishing program, including tips and the 2012-2013 trout stocking schedule listed by city or county, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/trout_stocking.phtml.
A video of trout being stocked into the ponds at TFFC can be viewed on Facebook.
On the Net:
Publication — Permission is granted to publish, in whole or in part, any news releases on this page.
Print — A print-friendly version of the news release shows only the release with font sizes set to the browser default.
Plain Text — Plain text versions of TPWD news releases are provided for copying and pasting into editing software.
To copy text into an editing software:
- Click a Plain Text link to display the plain text page in your browser.
- Select all.
- Paste in a document in your editing program.
Permalink — This is a direct link to the news release, omitting the navigation context from the URI.
English/Spanish — News releases posted in both English and Spanish have one of these links.
If you have any suggestions for improving these pages, send an e-mail to email@example.com and mention Plain Text Pages.