Thousands of rainbow trout to be stocked in 2 San Antonio lakes next week

TPWD will stock rainbow trout in San Antonio from Nov. 2021 to Feb. 2022


SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is expected to stock thousands of rainbow trout in two San Antonio lakes on Nov. 24 as part of the Neighborhood Fishin’ program.

Miller’s Pond and Southside Lions Park (Hi Lions) will be stocked with trout once a month from November through February.

An estimated 3,792 rainbow trout will be stocked in Miller’s Pond and 4,744 will be stocked at Southside Lions Park, according to TWPD officials.

Live Oak City Park and Earl Scott Pond will also be stocked with trout in the coming months.

The TPWD website states that Live Oak City Park will be stocked once in mid-December and twice in January, while Earl Scott Pond will be stocked in late January.

Dates and locations are subject to change, TPWD officials said. Most stocking occurs between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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

TPWD will also stock more than 20,000 rainbow trout into the Canyon Tailrace on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake on a weekly basis starting Dec. 3 through Jan. 28, 2022, with one final stocking date set for Feb. 27, 2022. Special limits are in effect for this area.

Kids aged 16 and younger can fish for free but anyone over 17 must have a valid fishing license. Licenses and endorsements are not required when fishing in a Texas state park.

An angler fishing in a Community Fishing Lake or from a dock, pier or jetty within a Texas State Park may use no more than two poles, TPWD officials said.

TPWD suggests using cheese, kernel corn, nightcrawlers, red wigglers and mealworms as bait to catch trout.

The statewide bag limit is five trout per day. There is no minimum length limit.


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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.