Trout Stocking: Easy-to-catch Sport Fish

Uploaded by TexasParksWildlife on 25.11.2012

[Narrator] Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife
and the Sport Fish Restoration Program.
[Man] Here we go.
[Narrator] Every winter Inland Fisheries stocks thousands
of rainbow trout to provide unique angling opportunities statewide.
[Carl Kittel] Rainbow trout are widely considered to be
very good sport fish, and fun to catch, but they’re generally fairly easy to catch as
well, and will take a variety of bait: corn or lures, or worms.
[Narrator] Carl Kittel coordinates the trout-stocking
program for Parks and Wildlife. One hundred twenty sites will receive the trout.
[Carl Kittel] The vendor that supplies us trout, supplies
them to four of our hatcheries around the state and we stock quickly from the hatcheries
to the sites. So, we don’t grow them much beyond the size they come in. Most of the
fish we stock are an average size of nine inches; there are a few fish that go into
the urban fishing program that we get at a larger size, or grow to a larger size to about
an eleven-inch average.
[Child] Oh, a rainbow one.
[Narrator] Rainbow trout are great fish to get the kids
started on.
[Carl Kittel] Generally, in the urban fishing lakes we think
we have pretty good fishing pretty much all the time because they’re frequently stocked.
In other lakes, we stock less frequently and the fishing is probably best within a few
days of that stocking. And you can find out when stocking will be done in your area on
our web page.
[Narrator] That’s our show with support from the Sport
Fish Restoration Program, which also provides funding for winter trout stocking in Texas.
For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.