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#11935070 - 11/15/16 08:29 AM 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule
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Registered: 01/21/11
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Loc: On my kayak
Looks a few places local to me have been added.


2016-2017 Trout stocking schedule
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#11935235 - 11/15/16 10:16 AM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
J-Moe Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2896
Loc: Brenham, TX
Thanks, it looks like a few small ponds will be stocked near me starting on 11/23. Only 8 days from now.

In these small community ponds is it best to fish the same day they stock or give them a day to settle in?

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#11935358 - 11/15/16 11:35 AM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
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Registered: 05/08/16
Posts: 119
I'm wondering the same thing, but also thinking that it's not going to take long before they're all caught.

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#11935682 - 11/15/16 03:30 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: J-Moe]
bowler49 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/15
Posts: 8
Loc: Texas, Travis County
I normally like to use small spinning baits like Panther Martins the day they stock and a couple of days afterwards. Around 3 days or so from stocking I have found that power bait works best.

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#11936364 - 11/15/16 09:24 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
ben_beyer Offline
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Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 518
Loc: Bryan, TX
Has anyone ever caught these on a fly rod?

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#11936588 - 11/16/16 06:26 AM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: ben_beyer]
Fisherman Joe Offline
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Registered: 07/16/07
Posts: 89
Originally Posted By: ben_beyer
Has anyone ever caught these on a fly rod?


Yes, I've watched people catch them on fly rod. I'm fortunate enough to be close to at least 3 of the ponds they stock yearly. One of them is actually getting stocked next weekend. banana


Edited by Fisherman Joe (11/16/16 06:27 AM)
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#11936631 - 11/16/16 07:10 AM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 5801
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
They aren't stocking my little neighborhood pond this year frown kind of bums me out I was hoping to take my kiddo.

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#11936695 - 11/16/16 07:53 AM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
What's this about a 'Trout Stamp'? Is it included in my super combo?
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#11936706 - 11/16/16 08:01 AM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: ben_beyer]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2896
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: ben_beyer
Has anyone ever caught these on a fly rod?


Yes, I caught them on a chartreuse and a black/chartreuse briminator variant I tie.

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#11937090 - 11/16/16 11:47 AM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
TXfisherman12 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/12/12
Posts: 309
Loc: Sugar Land, TX
I have fished trout stocked ponds that were stocked on a Wed and caught my limit several days later on Friday and Sunday. It is true that a lot do get pulled out on the first day, but there is generally always a bunch left over. Another observation - I have gone plenty of times on a saturday after a friday stocking and watched almost nobody catching fish - including myself.
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#11938112 - 11/17/16 06:21 AM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Cast]
Smithaven Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1842
Loc: Hurst, Texas
Trout are included in all freshwater packages. The use of a special trout stamp was discontinued several years ago. It was replaced by the Freshwater Stamp we all have to buy. It is a shame because in the days of the special trout stamp larger numbers of trout were stocked.
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#11939095 - 11/17/16 05:06 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
mbarker68x Offline
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Registered: 06/12/10
Posts: 776
Loc: Killeen, TX
I have been fly fishing since I was 8 years old, so 38 years now. Stocked Texas trout since 2007 off and on. Yes they can be caught on a fly, woolly buggers, egg flies, hairs ear nymphs, standard Briminators, etc... all work well. I'm no expert, but the ponds around me only get stocked once a year, there have been times that I have caught trout up to 3 months after the stocking. As late as May this year. I generally avoid the first 3 or 4 days after stocking, just because of the crowds. There are just some rude people out there. One time I was fishing one side of the pond, pulled out a few, within 5 mins I had bait fishermen within 3 feet standing on both sides of me. And they still managed to catch nothing. landed a few more and told them they could have my spot. Went and finished the day in the spot that they came from released a few more for another day and walked off without them catching a thing. Not a good thing getting that close to someone fly fishing in the Texas wind. Good way to get a painful piercing, lol


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#11941232 - 11/18/16 10:31 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
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Registered: 12/04/07
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#11942393 - 11/19/16 09:46 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
fshng84 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 2917
PS...Last year was able to see the trout being released at Bethany Lakes. Here is the blog post and video from last year. Limited out that day using Super Dupers! December 18, 2015.

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#11942550 - 11/20/16 04:59 AM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39503
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Great off season fish! thumb
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