Visiting TFFC

Fishing at Lake Zebco

About half the people who visit TFFC each year spend at least a few minutes fishing in Lake Zebco, a 1.2-acre pond stocked with channel catfish and sunfish year around and additionally with rainbow trout during winter. Rods, reels and bait are provided at no charge, and staff and volunteers are on hand in the Brookshire’s Anglers Pavilion to answer questions and render assistance as needed.

Restrictions on outside bait: Visitors may not bring any freshwater organism such as fish, crayfish or aquatic insects, dead or alive, into TFFC. This is to protect our waters and fish. Visitors may fish with commercially-prepared baits in their original containers or natural baits such as crickets, chicken livers, worms or corn providing those baits have been inspected and approved by staff at the Anglers Pavilion.

Approved Baits

  • Shrimp (marine/saltwater)
  • Beef hearts
  • Cheese sticks
  • Chicken gizzards
  • Chicken livers
  • Hot dogs
  • Worms
  • Crickets
  • Grasshoppers
  • Commercial baits (in original containers)
  • Flavored corn
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