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#11960301 - 12/01/16 12:03 PM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
TXfisherman12 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/12
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Loc: Sugar Land, TX
Originally Posted By: Bass_Bustin_Texan
I wish they would stock big bream rather than trout, seems like a big waste of money on a fish that is hardly edible and dies within a couple months. Anyone else agree? Or am I the only one?

Hard to find a city lake that has any decent bream.....nor catfish, nor bass, but yet they put trout in them each winter.


There has been some healthy debate on this topic in past forum threads. I can see both sides on this issue. I am disappointed in the small size of the trout as 'Bass-Bustin-Texan' remarks. Also frustrating, in my opinion, that many city and community ponds/lakes are already fished hard for bass, etc. but stockings rarely keep up with amount of fish being taken out.
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#11960472 - 12/01/16 01:28 PM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: j_hirn2]
BearfootGypsie Offline
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Registered: 12/09/15
Posts: 78
Loc: Denton, TX
Anyone fish Eureka/South Lakes Park with results yet? Saw the above post but did not mention trout. See anyone catching fish over there? Thanks in advance.

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#11960524 - 12/01/16 02:05 PM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
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Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 4531
Loc: Willis, TX
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agree, but bream and catfish would live year round, spawn and continue to provide year round enjoyment and eating.

Invest in something that provides returns year after year....not for one month.


Arkansas has tried hybrid stripped bass (1-2 pounds) in some of their public ponds. Since a lot of the small community ponds get hammered for their keepable fish anyway, that could be an option for spring/fall.

They do stock catfish in many of the same ponds that get the trout.

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#11961022 - 12/01/16 06:37 PM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: j_hirn2]
fshng84 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 2727
Got some updates on trout fishing at Turner Falls (delayed), Medicine Park, OKC, and Flower Mound (TX)! May be of interest to some. Still fighting a cold but hope to at least get outside one day... weather permitting! Post.

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#11964513 - 12/03/16 05:05 PM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
lws6772 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/05
Posts: 538
Originally Posted By: Bass_Bustin_Texan
I wish they would stock big bream rather than trout, seems like a big waste of money on a fish that is hardly edible and dies within a couple months. Anyone else agree? Or am I the only one?

Hard to find a city lake that has any decent bream.....nor catfish, nor bass, but yet they put trout in them each winter.
I would vote for big bream also. They are a ball to catch on light tackle. When one hits my fly on my 5 wt. rod it feels like a small hybrid striper.
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#11966643 - 12/05/16 12:42 AM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 2727
Originally Posted By: fshng84
Got some updates on trout fishing at Turner Falls (delayed), Medicine Park, OKC, and Flower Mound (TX)! May be of interest to some. Still fighting a cold but hope to at least get outside one day... weather permitting! Post.


Made it to Heritage Park - one of the three ponds in Flower Mound that were stocked with trout. Rain let up, so had to make the run down the Tollway for a go at Rainbow Trout. Overall, the bite was steady with lots of folks getting bit. Power Bait and Corn seemed to be working; did see several taken with fishing flies but could not tell if anyone had strikes with other lures.

Fun time...but had to put on a PBRG (Power Bait Rainbow Glitter) in size 14 to get a limit! Post.

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#11968549 - 12/05/16 11:03 PM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: j_hirn2]
Brendan H Offline
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Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 172
Loc: Allen, TX
Where do they stock on the Guad? I'm trying to get as close to the location as possible for better odds this weekend. Anyone know where I can find a recent fishing report?
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#11969380 - 12/06/16 12:36 PM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: j_hirn2]
Nathan_Flovin Offline
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 183
Loc: Plano, Texas
I'm going to go and give the fishing a try next week the day of the stocking. Any recommendations on fly's to use? I'm new to this whole fly fishing thing, ive only been a few times in Oklahoma during the summer for trout.
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#11974202 - 12/08/16 07:37 PM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: j_hirn2]
fshng84 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 2727
FYI: Latest edition of iFishNews - December 8, 2016 is posted! Has some trout info that may be of interest to some in Oklahoma and Texas!

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#11977518 - 12/11/16 04:42 AM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: j_hirn2]
fshng84 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 2727
Checked out the ponds in Flower Mound that were stocked with trout. Tough round but did get four trout Saturday at Heritage Park. Only one went for a fishing fly; others went for an inline spinner. Post.

Also, expanded on the iFishNews post with video clips, pics, and comments...

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#11980385 - 12/12/16 03:13 PM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: j_hirn2]
fshng84 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 2727
FYI: Turner Falls Park in Oklahoma was stocked today. Great place for trout fishing! Post.

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#11991961 - 12/18/16 07:55 PM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: j_hirn2]
fshng84 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 2727
Still working on the video but "Baby it's cold outside!" Caught three trout at Bethany Lakes this evening; was breaking ice off the rod guides! Post.

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#11993767 - 12/19/16 04:59 PM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 2727
Originally Posted By: fshng84
Still working on the video but "Baby it's cold outside!" Caught three trout at Bethany Lakes this evening; was breaking ice off the rod guides! Post.


Following up on Sunday's round at Bethany Lakes, here is the video. Three Trout at Bethany Lakes.

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#12001021 - 12/24/16 12:21 AM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: j_hirn2]
fshng84 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 2727
Started out slow at Waterloo (Denison) until we found the pattern. Two of us limited out on trout... fun times! Friday's Video at Waterloo.

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#12002130 - 12/24/16 06:47 PM Re: 2016-2017 trout stockings [Re: j_hirn2]
fshng84 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 2727
FYI: Latest edition of iFishNews - December 24, 2016 is posted! Merry Christmas and thank you for the support!

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