Rainbow Trout to be Placed in the Concho River
SAN ANGELO, TX-- After a long summer, it is finally that time of the year to catch some cold water fish again, according to a press release by Texas Parks and Wildlife.
The TPWD will be placing Rainbow Trout into the Concho River on November 30. They will be putting the fish at the Irving street bridge. Over 300,000 fish will be placed in Texas rivers and fresh water from November to the beginning of March.
"Rainbow trout can be caught on a variety of baits and lures. Depending on an angler’s experience level and interest, they can be caught using simple, light tackle or on hand-tied flies using a fly rod," said the TPWD. "Other tips to consider when trout fishing include arriving early to stocking sites on stocking days, maintaining a safe and courteous distance from fellow anglers, keeping an array of baits and lures nearby and having ice available when harvesting trout to keep fish fresh."
In Texas children under the age of 17 are allowed to fish for free, but if you are an adult, you must first purchase a Texas Fishing license. When fishing for Rainbow Trout, you are only allowed to keep five of the fish that you catch and are not allowed to use more than two poles.
Rainbow trout are an attractive, tasty fish found on many restaurant menus, and anglers can find that they can be a great deal of fun to catch.