The Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish is a great opportunity for first time anglers to try the sport of fishing. Because only kids up through age 16 will be allowed to fish for the first three hours, they will have a chance to hone their fishing skills. The average size of the fish will be eight to ten inches and the daily bag limit is five per child. 3,000 Rainbow Trout are released in the Commons pond, located north of the main pavilion.
Please bring your own fishing gear and bait. There will be no concessions at the park, so bring your own drinks and snacks. 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 be prepared for the weather.
Tips for successful fishing include using a lightweight line (4-6 lbs. test), 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 twenty-five kids to catch a trout will receive a rod and reel combo set.
Open season for adult anglers will start at 11:00 a.m. that day. Those 17 years old and up are required to have a Texas fishing license, which is available at most sporting goods stores. After the Trick-A-Trout, people can fish at the pond until the trout are gone. Park hours are from dawn until dusk.