Event: Rainbow Trout Stocking at Comanche Trail Park
Location: Comanche Trail Park – Big Spring
Contact: Manny Negron, Big Spring Convention & Visitor Bureau Tourism Coordinator
Event Summary: Once again the City of Big Spring will be partnering with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department in stocking Comanche Trail Lake with Rainbow Trout. The first stocking will take place on December 4, 2018 and an additional stocking will occur on January 4, 2019. Over 4,000 catchable size trout will be released into the lake during these 2 stocking dates. Below is an excerpt from a letter from Mr. Carl J. Kittel, Program Director, Trout, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
“The goal of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s rainbow trout stocking program is to release catchable size rainbow trout in select waters in Texas to provide a unique winter fishing opportunity, to provide additional fishing opportunities in urban areas and to provide support to educational fishing programs. Since 1966 the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has stocked rainbow trout into numerous locations around the state. To date the total number of trout stocked exceeds 8.2 million."
"Lake must have water temperatures cool enough to sustain trout from December through February in most areas of the State. The stocking site must be open to the public and approved by the TPWD Inland Fisheries Biologist in your area. The trout remain the property of the state of Texas and subject to TPWD regulations."
"Since 1994 the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has sought to expand this very popular program by creating partnerships with municipalities, corporations and special organizations with a common goal of providing unique winter fishing opportunities in Texas. By participating in the program, these entities ensure that this unique fishing opportunity continues to be available to the public in their area. Thanks again for your support and interest in participating in the program.”