Four San Antonio lakes stocked with thousands of rainbow trout, additional fish to be added

Thousands of rainbow trout to be stocked in San Antonio lakes


The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will stock thousands of rainbow trout at the lake at Southside Lions Park and Millers Pond on Friday.

Thousands more will be stocked at those two locations on Dec. 28.

Live Oak City Park will also be stocked with hundreds of rainbow trout on Dec. 4, and again Jan. 8 and 22.

Earl Scott Pond on the city's northwest side will also be stocked approximately 650 rainbow trout on Feb. 5.

These cold-loving fish will be stocked in lakes, rivers, and ponds throughout Texas, including 22 state parks which will be restocked periodically throughout the winter.

Kids 16 years old and younger can fish for free but anyone 17 years or older must have a valid fishing license.

The rainbow trout stocked at the lakes will be big enough to catch and eat for anyone wanting to keep their catch.

Millers Pond and the lake at Southside Lions Park will be stocked with rainbow trout every month through February.

For anglers interested in tailrace fishing, TPWD will be stocking rainbow trout below several dams and spillways, which often have very cool water and provide excellent conditions for trout fishing. 

This year, TPWD will stock rainbow trout into the Canyon Tailrace on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake, the Lewisville Tailrace located on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River below Lake Lewisville, and the Possum Kingdom Tailrace on the Brazos River below Possum Kingdom Lake, according to a press release.

A total of 322,568 rainbow trout will be stocked at locations across Texas from Nov. 30 through the beginning of March.

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