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#11936890 - 11/16/16 09:41 AM Trout
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Hurst, Texas
The stocking schedule is out. The first stocking is next week.
SCHEDULE.
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#11937970 - 11/16/16 09:55 PM Re: Trout [Re: Smithaven]
Jonatan Offline
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In your opinion whats the best pond for trout fishing? Every year I go to the Northwest park pond in Irving and never catch any.

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#11938103 - 11/17/16 06:13 AM Re: Trout [Re: Jonatan]
Smithaven Online   content
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Loc: Hurst, Texas
I fish at Hurst Chisholm Park, which is not far from you. Almost any of the stocked ponds will work. Maybe you need to change your approach. A few years ago I wrote an article on a method which will nearly always catch trout. Read it here.

Common mistakes are too large a hook or the wrong bait. A lot of trout are caught on hot dogs or marshmallows or some such, but the baits formulated for trout are best. If you cannot find the small treble hooks a #10 or #12 gold Aberdeen hook will work.

The trout are best caught on the day they are stocked or early in the morning on the days following the stocking. Trout stop biting as well by 9 AM, and later in the day they are harder to catch. The best time is just after sunrise. After a week the trout are mostly gone, caught by cormorants or anglers.
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#11939207 - 11/17/16 06:27 PM Re: Trout [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: Smithaven
I fish at Hurst Chisholm Park, which is not far from you. Almost any of the stocked ponds will work. Maybe you need to change your approach. A few years ago I wrote an article on a method which will nearly always catch trout. Read it here.

Common mistakes are too large a hook or the wrong bait. A lot of trout are caught on hot dogs or marshmallows or some such, but the baits formulated for trout are best. If you cannot find the small treble hooks a #10 or #12 gold Aberdeen hook will work.

The trout are best caught on the day they are stocked or early in the morning on the days following the stocking. Trout stop biting as well by 9 AM, and later in the day they are harder to catch. The best time is just after sunrise. After a week the trout are mostly gone, caught by cormorants or anglers.


Great information, as always thumb

6 AM to 9 AM it is. I'll fish the day of the stocking, as well.

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#11939212 - 11/17/16 06:32 PM Re: Trout [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 2130
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: J-Moe
Originally Posted By: Smithaven
I fish at Hurst Chisholm Park, which is not far from you. Almost any of the stocked ponds will work. Maybe you need to change your approach. A few years ago I wrote an article on a method which will nearly always catch trout. Read it here.

Common mistakes are too large a hook or the wrong bait. A lot of trout are caught on hot dogs or marshmallows or some such, but the baits formulated for trout are best. If you cannot find the small treble hooks a #10 or #12 gold Aberdeen hook will work.

The trout are best caught on the day they are stocked or early in the morning on the days following the stocking. Trout stop biting as well by 9 AM, and later in the day they are harder to catch. The best time is just after sunrise. After a week the trout are mostly gone, caught by cormorants or anglers.


Great information, as always thumb

6 AM to 9 AM it is. I'll fish the day of the stocking, as well.


Trout season is when you find out how many don't work! bolt
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#11939745 - 11/17/16 11:04 PM Re: Trout [Re: Smithaven]
Fab Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 756
Loc: Lake Dallas, TX, USA
I have fished many ponds in the DFW area and my experience has been to take several different baits with you because what works at ponds and rivers varies and even in the same location changes from year to year.
Baits I bring with me:
Berkley floating trout bait in several colors. Green has always worked better for me for some reason. I have been told that the food that feed them at the fishery is green and perhaps that is why?
Marshmallows
Trout worms in several different colors
Bread
Velveeta cheese
Corn
Salmon eggs
And of course the regular artificials: Super Dupers in different sizes in gold and silver, Panther Martins and Rooster tails.
Look at reports online before you go and ask around on location. A no brainer, be courteous and most fishermen will be eager to share information or just watch and see what is working for others and then create yourself a pattern.

One thing I have noticed is usually they swim the pond in schools. If I have a spread of 3 to 4 rods roughly in the same area when I get a bite on one rod the others follow pretty quickly.

Lastly, trout rarely eat directly off the bottom. My experience has been that the bait either had to be suspended or floating off the bottom.

That's all I got.
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#11939926 - 11/18/16 07:33 AM Re: Trout [Re: Fab]
Smithaven Online   content
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Hurst, Texas
Originally Posted By: Fab

One thing I have noticed is usually they swim the pond in schools. If I have a spread of 3 to 4 rods roughly in the same area when I get a bite on one rod the others follow pretty quickly.



Trout are stocked in Community Fishing Ponds. There is a legal limit of 2 rods. See this TPWD page.
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#11940050 - 11/18/16 08:34 AM Re: Trout [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 07/31/12
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
You beat me the on the two rod limit. I think it's just for trout time though.
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#11940077 - 11/18/16 08:44 AM Re: Trout [Re: Cast]
Smithaven Online   content
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1842
Loc: Hurst, Texas
Originally Posted By: Cast
You beat me the on the two rod limit. I think it's just for trout time though.


The 2 rod limit applies all year.

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#11940111 - 11/18/16 09:04 AM Re: Trout [Re: Smithaven]
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Good to know.
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#11944118 - 11/21/16 01:41 AM Re: Trout [Re: Smithaven]
Grainraiser Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 2482
Loc: Mesquite TX
Mesquite City pond gets stocked multiple times a year but I can never catch them. I have tried every bait you can think of.

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#11944141 - 11/21/16 05:09 AM Re: Trout [Re: Grainraiser]
ampfizo Offline
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Registered: 02/10/12
Posts: 62
Caught them on corn and salmon eggs last year.... 4lb fluro line #10 salmon egg hooks. Fish on bottom with 1/4oz lead weight. Bait ft dwn from lead weight.

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#11946948 - 11/22/16 05:24 PM Re: Trout [Re: ampfizo]
Grainraiser Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 2482
Loc: Mesquite TX
Originally Posted By: ampfizo
Caught them on corn and salmon eggs last year.... 4lb fluro line #10 salmon egg hooks. Fish on bottom with 1/4oz lead weight. Bait ft dwn from lead weight.



Thanks for the info. I will give it another try and hope I can catch a few. I live close by and and it would be great if I catch a few of them. Catching a trout is on my bucket list.

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#11947645 - 11/23/16 07:17 AM Re: Trout [Re: Smithaven]
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Thanks for the link Smithaven! woot

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#11948257 - 11/23/16 01:31 PM Re: Trout [Re: Grainraiser]
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Registered: 02/10/12
Posts: 62
Originally Posted By: Grainraiser
Originally Posted By: ampfizo
Caught them on corn and salmon eggs last year.... 4lb fluro line #10 salmon egg hooks. Fish on bottom with 1/4oz lead weight. Bait ft dwn from lead weight.



Thanks for the info. I will give it another try and hope I can catch a few. I live close by and and it would be great if I catch a few of them. Catching a trout is on my bucket list.



No prob... i proillie be out there later this afternoon, but for sure will be there tomorrow morning.

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