(January 9, 2014) The City of Frisco will host its annual Trick-A-Trout at Frisco Commons on February 8, offering first-time anglers a fun opportunity to learn about the sport of fishing.
The event, organized by the Department of Parks and Recreation, runs from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and is open to children under age 16. About 3,000 rainbow trout will be released in the Commons pond, located north of the main pavilion. The average size of the fish will be 8-10 inches, and the daily bag limit is five per person.
Everyone is encouraged to keep what they catch since trout cannot survive when water temperatures rise in the spring. This event is rain or shine, so everyone is encouraged to prepare for the weather.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department regularly stocks the pond with channel catfish and largemouth black bass. It also regularly stocks the ponds at Warren Sports Complex and Harold Bacchus Community Park.
Tips for successful fishing include using a lightweight line (4-6 pounds), small hooks and small sinkers. Baits can include live worms, power bait, whole kernel corn, cheese, salmon eggs, marshmallows or small artificial lures. Participants will need to bring their own bait and tackle. The first 25 kids to catch a trout will receive a rod and reel combo set.
Open season for adult anglers will start at 11 a.m. that day. Anyone 17 years old and over is required to have a Texas fishing license, which is available at most sporting goods stores. After Trick-A-Trout, people can fish at the pond until the trout are gone. Park hours are from dawn until dusk.
For more information, call 972-292-6500 or visit the website.