Commissioner Jerry Eversole is pleased to announce that the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has confirmed the trout stocking dates at Bane Park and Burroughs Park. The lakes at Bane and Burroughs parks will each be stocked with 2,000 rainbow trout on Friday, January 16, 2009.
This popular trout-stocking program, which began in 1966, is supported by the sales of Texas Freshwater Fish Stamps and a 50 percent match by Harris County Precinct 4.
The program provides anglers with a unique fishing opportunity during the winter months when warm water species are less active. Additionally, anglers experience immense fishing success for two to three weeks after the trout are stocked, as the fish are not yet accustomed to the water. There is a daily bag limit of five trout per angler and no minimum length limits.
There is no charge to fish at Bane or Burroughs parks, however, anglers 17 years of age and older are required to purchase a $5 freshwater fishing stamp in addition to a valid Texas fishing license. A trout stamp and fishing license may be purchased at most sporting good stores and a valid Texas driver’s license is required. Anglers may also purchase a stamp and license over the phone by calling the Texas Parks & Wildlife credit card license sales line at 1 (800) TX LIC 4 U [1 (800) 895-4248] or online at www.tpwd.state.tx.us.
WHEN: Friday, January 16, 2009
WHERE: Bane Park, 9600 W. Little York Houston, Texas 77040
Open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.,
and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road Tomball, Texas 77375
Open daily from 7 a.m. to dark
CONTACT: Precinct 4 Parks Department, (281) 353-8100
MORE: Bane Park is a 20-acre facility with barbecue grills, picnic pavilions, picnic tables, two lighted baseball fields, a five-acre fishing lake, gazebo, horseshoe pits, paved walking trail, playground, rock climbing wall, sand volleyball court, splash pad, and rest room facilities.
Amenities at Burroughs Park, a 300-acre facility, include sports fields, a seven-acre lake, two playgrounds, over eight miles of nature trails, picnic areas, an observation deck and boardwalk, rest room facilities, and an award-winning barbecue pavilion that seats over 250 people.
2009 RAINBOW TROUT STOCKINGS IN HARRIS COUNTY PARKS
LOCATION QUANTITIY PRECINCT STOCKING DATE
Bane Park Lake 2,000 4 January 16, 2009
Burroughs Park Lake 2,000 4 January 16, 2009
Eisenhower Park Pond 2,600 1 January 2, 2009
Mary Jo Peckham Park 3,160 3 Every two weeks until
the second week in March
Tom Bass I 896 1 Every two weeks until
the second week in March
Tom Bass III 5,500 1 January 8, 2009
Visit www.tpwd.state.tx.us or call 1 (800) 792-1112–select 4, then 7–for a complete list of the scheduled trout stocking locations within Houston/Harris County.