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Oklahoma City’s annual trout season closes Feb. 28

Post Date:02/19/2019 8:30 AM

Oklahoma City’s annual trout fishing season at Dolese Youth Park Pond, 5101 NW 50th Street, ends Feb. 28. But anglers can continue to fish for as long as trout remain.

Beginning March 1, the daily catch limit will remain at six trout per day, but anglers will be allowed to use up to three rods per person. Only one rod or pole per angler may be used through Feb. 28.

The last trout stocking of the season will be Feb. 22, with about 1,200 trout stocked. More than 5,000 trout have been stocked since this season began Dec. 1

“Hosting the annual trout season allows the Parks and Recreation Department to offer winter fishing opportunities to local anglers who may not otherwise get to fish for trout without leaving Oklahoma City,” said City Fisheries Biologist Bob Martin.

Studies have shown City anglers fish an average of 18,000 hours each trout season and catch about 85 percent of the rainbow trout stocked, Martin added.

Dolese Youth Park Pond, the annual trout season and many of Oklahoma City’s fishing waters are part of the “Close to Home” fishing program sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department and the state Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC). The annual trout season is co-sponsored by the Dolese Bros. Co. and the 89er Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

To fish for trout, all anglers between the ages of 16 and 62 must have a City fishing permit and state fishing license. Exemptions for City permits are made for people with disabilities and people who are legally blind. Annual City permits are $20, three-day permits are $10 for three consecutive days, and daily permits are $5. City fishing permit sales support the operation of the City’s fisheries program. There’s a list of authorized vendors at the bottom of the fishing page at okc.gov/parks.

For more information, call the H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery at (405) 297-1426, or visit okc.gov/parks.

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Bob Martin
(405) 297-1426 / (405) 615-5698
robert.martin@okc.gov

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