Grab your fishing poles, some ponds in San Antonio will be stocked with catfish soon

Who needs beginner’s luck when you know there will be fish there?

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Inland Fisheries San Antonio District reported on Monday that some San Antonio fishing spots would start to get stocked with catfish in the coming weeks.

According to a social media post, Miller’s Pond and Southside Lions Park will be stocked with channel catfish starting the week of April 23rd.

Excited for spring?! Catfish stockings are just around the corner. We will be stocking Miller’s Pond and Southside Lions...

Posted by Inland Fisheries San Antonio District - Texas Parks and Wildlife on Monday, March 22, 2021

After the initial stocking, both locations will be stocked every two weeks with catfish.

According to TPWD, every year the Inland and Coastal Fisheries divisions of TPWD stock approximately 40 million fish in public lakes, ponds and saltwater bays.

Many of the fish released in the public waterways are produced in the state’s three saltwater and five freshwater hatcheries.

Since Dec. 2, 2020, TPWD has released 10,336 Rainbow Trout in the San Antonio area as part of the Neighborhood Fishing program.

For more information and recent stocking numbers, click here.

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Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.