Youngsters will have an opportunity to try the sport of fishing at the Annual Trick A Trout Kid Fish event on Saturday, Feb. 13. The City of Frisco Parks & Recreation Department is hosting this annual event at Frisco Commons, located at 8000 McKinney Road. The event will be held in sunny or rainy weather.
The event, which begins at 8:00 a.m. and continues until 11:00 a.m., is highlighted by 3,000 Rainbow Trout that are released in the Commons pond located north of the main pavilion. More information is available by calling (972) 292-6500.
Only children through age 16 are permitted to fish during the three-hour event, giving them an opportunity to test and hone their fishing skills. The average size of the fish will be eight to ten inches and the daily bag limit is five fish per child. Everyone is encouraged to keep what they catch because trout cannot survive when water temperatures rise in the spring.
The first 25 youngsters who catch a trout will receive a rod and reel combo set. Young anglers should bring their own fishing gear and bait, and are encouraged to bring their own drinks and snacks, since concessions will not be available at the park.
Children are encouraged to use a lightweight line (4-6 lbs.), small hooks, and and small sinkers. Bait 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.
Once the youngsters are finished, it’s open season for adult anglers beginning at 11:00 a.m. Everyone 17 and older are required to have a Texas fishing license, which is available at most sporting goods stores. Adults may fish at the pond until the trout are gone. The park is open from dawn until dusk.
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