The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department will deliver 7,500 rainbow trout to six Harris County Precinct 4 parks between Jan. 14 and 15, according to a Dec. 22 press release.

According to the release, rainbow trout are delivered to Greater Houston-area parks annually to create fishing opportunities around this time of year, as other fish species normally become less active during the winter months.

“Anglers are encouraged to take advantage of rainbow trout fishing opportunities while they last, as rainbow trout are only available during the winter,” the press release read. “Parks officials recommend using cheese, kernel corn, nightcrawlers, red wigglers, and meal worms to catch trout. Suggested lures include a small inline spinnerbait or a spoon.”

The parks receiving rainbow trout are:

  • Bane Park, 9600 W. Little York Road, Houston (1,070 trout);

  • Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball (1,430 trout);

  • Dennis Johnston Park, 709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring (1,430 trout);

  • Meyer Park, 7700 Cypresswood Drive, Spring (1,070 trout);

  • Pundt Park, 4129 Spring Creek Drive, Spring (1,430 trout); and

  • Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston (1,070 trout).

Fishing regulations:

  • Daily bag limit of five trout per angler

  • No minimum length limits

  • Anglers 17 and older must have a valid Texas fishing license with a freshwater stamp endorsement.

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