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The first stocking of rainbow trout was held Tuesday at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. The first stocking of rainbow trout was held Tuesday at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.

ATHENS (KYTX) — Ponds and streams at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center received their first stocking of rainbow trout on Tuesday.

About 1,100 rainbows were stocked in total. Most were put into the TFFC casting pond and the pond next to the Conservation Center, but other streams and ponds received fish as well. Trout were also placed in the Hill Country Stream exhibit in the Visitor Center for viewing only.

From now through March, TPWD will stock upwards of 250,000 hatchery-reared rainbow trout at more than 100 sites across the state. TPWD has been stocking rainbow trout in small urban lakes, state park lakes and popular river tailraces each winter since the 1970s, providing Texans a simple and economical opportunity to go fishing.

Catching these hungry fish can be easy, making the experience ideal for both novice anglers and kids. The fish will bite almost immediately after stocking and typically will take a variety of baits, from whole kernel canned corn or commercial soft bait to artificial flies and even small spinnerbaits.

For more information about the winter trout fishing program, including tips and the 2012-2013 trout stocking schedule listed by city or county, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/trout_stocking.phtml.

A video of trout being stocked into the ponds at TFFC can be viewed on Facebook.

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