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Texas Parks & Wildlife Stock Trout in Myers Park

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by Andrew Ainsworth, Rockwall Parks & Recreation

Sometime tomorrow when they make it out, January 29th, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department will stock the 2 small ponds at Harry Myers Park with Trout! These Trout are being stocked with the intention of being harvested(kept and eaten). If you are over the age of 17 you do need a fishing license and to pay attention to bag limits and size limits for Trout.

You can find this information here: Trout Stocking Information

Please read the information below in regard to rules and regulations you need to know when fishing for Trout;

Harvest Regulations

  • No Minimum Length Limit; Daily Bag = 5 trout
  • An angler fishing in a Community Fishing Lake (CFL) or from a dock, pier or jetty within a Texas State Park may use no more than two poles.

License Requirements

  • Trout anglers will need the $5 Freshwater Fishing Stamp, which is included in all freshwater license packages. Anglers under 17 years of age are not required to have a license and don’t need to purchase a stamp. More about fishing licenses and stamps. A Texas resident can get a freshwater fishing license for $30 at any sporting goods store.
  • Licenses and stamps are not required when fishing within a Texas State Park.

If you’ve never been trout fishing, here are some how-to tips.

What to Catch

Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks fish big enough to catch and keep except in August. Stocking takes place every two to four weeks during summer and winter seasons. There should be a good supply of fish whenever you find time to visit! See stocking dates.

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

Cheese, kernel corn, nightcrawlers, red wigglers, and meal worms make good trout baits. If you’d rather use a lure, try a small inline spinnerbait or a spoon.

When to Catch

Rainbow trout prefer cold water and they survive only during winter in most parts of Texas. Trout stocking begins in late November or early December and continues until March.

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