State Parks: Fishing for Rainbows

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Get to a state park with fishing opportunities while there’s still a chill in the air for your chance to reel in the last of the rainbow trout. Out state park guide Bryan Frazier explains.

The water temperature has to stay below a certain temperature for the rainbow trout to do well, and February’s a great time, because it’s usually the last month that there’ll be stockings for rainbow trout.

We’ve got 16 parks that have been stocked throughout the season that are state park… I would encourage people to go to any of the rainbow trout [stocking] places. There’s more than a hundred locations all across the state—in cities and counties. But state parks are neat because you don’t need the rainbow trout stamp or the fishing license because no one ever needs a license or stamp to fish inside any Texas state park.

So, you can find all that on the website, but you’ll look on the fishing website on the Texas parks and Wildlife home page.

It’s a great reason to get outside during what’s typically a mild winter in Texas, and enjoy something else. It’s a new slant on fishing, and you can do it this time of year when you don’t necessarily think about fishing. But. It’s even better for rainbow trout when it’s cold.

That’s our show for today…with funding provided by Chevrolet, supporting outdoor recreation in Texas; because there’s life to be done.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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