A Little History of Rainbow Trout in Texas
In the early 1930’s Judge JC Hunter stocked Rainbow Trout in Mc Kittrick Creek in the Guadalupe Mountains, where they still exist from this original stocking.
In 1966 Rainbow Trout were stocked for public benefit in the tailwater downstream of Canyon Dam.
Today Texas Parks and Wildlife stocked 286,799 individual Rainbow Trout in over 123 sites throughout the state in the 2009-2010 winter.
You Can Stock Rainbow Trout for Winter Fishing Recreation!
We will start stocking Rainbow Trout for our customers in early December 2011. The Trout must be fed supplemental feed by hand or by use of an automatic fish feeder. Trout provide a great fishery through the long cold winter. Trout can be stocked in ponds, lakes, and river/creeks. The fish are excellent table fare and are easy to catch.
STOCKING RATES & PRICING
Stocking Rates: 250-300 lbs/acre (~250-300 individual 12” – 14” fish)
Pricing: $8/lb plus $150 professional delivery within 50 miles of Fredericksburg. Some limitations on delivery apply.
This information was provided to us by Brad Vollmar who manages private waters on ranches all over central Texas. If you have any questions contact him at www.texaspondmanagement.com.
Thanks for the great info Brad!