Now Stocking Rainbow Trout

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Winter Rainbow Trout Stocking Update

Trout Stocking Starts Today

women fishing for trout

Starting today, we'll begin stocking thousands of easy-to-catch, tasty rainbow trout in 185 ponds, lakes and rivers across the state.

Any age or skill level can enjoy the thrill of fishing for rainbows. To increase your chances of success, our biologists offer 6 tips for catching rainbow trout

So get out there with your friends and family, spend time outdoors, enjoy the crisp air, and catch some feisty, colorful trout!

Trout Stocking Schedule

Where to Fish for Trout

Neighborhood Fishin' Lakes and State Parks

Neighborhood Fishin'

Neighborhood Fishin’ lakes offer families in major cities some of the best opportunities to catch rainbow trout this winter.

Trout will also be stocked at more than 15 Texas State Parks throughout the state. Many state parks offer excellent fishing amenities such as fishing piers and shoreline access, cleaning stations, and equipment rentals for tackle and kayaks or canoes. As a bonus, anglers don't need a fishing license to fish within a Texas State Park.

More Locations

Kids with trout

We will be stocking rainbow trout below several dams and spillways, which often have very cool water and provide excellent conditions for trout fishing.

This year, rainbow trout will be stocked into the Canyon Tailrace on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake, the Lewisville Tailrace located on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River below Lake Lewisville, and the Possum Kingdom Tailrace on the Brazos River below Possum Kingdom Lake.

Other stocking locations include dozens of local city and county managed park ponds, the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center casting pond, and several rivers including the Frio, South Llano, Guadalupe, and the Clear Fork of the Trinity River.


  • No Minimum Length Limit; Daily Bag = 5 trout
  • 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.
  • Special limits are in effect on parts of the Guadalupe River.

Fishing Licenses

  • Adults: Buy yours online, by phone (800-895-4248), or at a retailer for as little as $11 for resident one-day, all-water fishing.
  • Kids: No license is required for anglers under 17 years of age. 
  • Visitors of all ages can fish without a license within Texas State Parks.

Check the Stocking Schedule before you go. Dates and locations are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances.