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1/6/06-Tyler

Texas Parks & Wildlife Fills Nature Center Pond With Trout

The fish were biting at the Tyler Nature Center Saturday, and in Texas, it's fish you don't see very often.  Texas Parks and Wildlife filled the Nature Center Pond with 1,000 Rainbow Trout for their Trails to Trout Program. The program's goal is to establish relationships between mentors and children, and catch fish not native to Texas.  

"Rainbow Trout are cold water species," said Texas Parks & Wildlife Inland Fisheries Program Director David Terre. "They do really well in water temperatures that are generally 70 degrees and less. Once it gets above 70 degrees, which is real common in Texas, they don't do so well, so that's why they don't exist here, and that's why we only stock them in the winter. "  

The Trails to Trout Program continues next Saturday, January 13 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. No fishing license is required for the children or their adult mentors, and its free to get in.

Molly Reuter, Reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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