Got bait? Want to fish? The City of Frisco Parks & Recreation Department is hosting the tenth annual Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish at Frisco Commons, located at 8000 McKinney Road on Saturday, February 8. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. and runs until 11:00 a.m. 3,000 Rainbow Trout will be released in the Commons pond which is located north of the main pavilion.
The Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish is a great opportunity for first time anglers to come out and learn about the sport of fishing. Since only kids up to age 16 will be allowed to fish for the first three hours, they will have a chance to really hone their fishing skills. The average size of the fish will be eight to ten inches and the daily bag limit is five per person.
Everyone is encouraged to keep what they catch since trout cannot survive when water temperatures rise in the spring. This event is rain or shine so everyone is encouraged to be prepared for the weather.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department regularly stocks the pond with channel catfish and largemouth black bass. The TP&W also regularly stocks the pond at Warren Sports Complex and Harold Bacchus Community Park.
Tips for successful fishing include using a lightweight line (4-6 lbs. test), small hooks and small sinkers. Baits can include live worms, power bait, whole kernel corn, cheese, salmon eggs, marshmallows or small artificial lures. Participants will need to bring their own bait and tackle. The first twenty-five kids to catch a trout will receive a rod and reel combo set.
Open season for adult anglers will start at 11:00 a.m. that day. Anyone 17 years old and older is required to have a Texas fishing license, which is available at most sporting goods stores. After the Trick-A-Trout, people can fish at the pond until the trout are gone. Park hours are from dawn until dusk.
For more information, call 972-292-6500.