Rainbow Trout in the Possum Kingdom Tailrace




It’s time again for rainbow trout fishing across Texas. The State is stocking thousands of easy-to-catch, tasty rainbow trout in 185 ponds, lakes and rivers across the state.

There is stocking of rainbow trout below several dams and spillways, which often have very cool water and provide excellent conditions for trout fishing. This year, rainbow trout will be stocked into the Canyon Tailrace on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake and the Possum Kingdom Tailrace on the Brazos River below Possum Kingdom Lake.

Any age or skill level can enjoy the thrill of fishing for rainbows. Rainbow trout can be caught on a variety of baits and lures. Depending on an angler’s experience level and interest, they can be caught using simple, light tackle or on hand-tied flies using a fly rod. Other tips to consider when trout fishing include arriving early to stocking sites on stocking days, maintaining a safe and courteous distance from fellow anglers, keeping an array of baits and lures nearby and having ice available when harvesting trout to keep fish fresh.

Cheese, kernel corn, nightcrawlers, red wigglers, and meal worms make good trout baits. If you’d rather use a lure, try a small inline spinnerbait or a spoon.

Regulations
• No Minimum Length Limit; Daily Bag = 5 trout
• Special limits are in effect on parts of the Guadalupe River.

Fishing Licenses
• Adults: Buy yours online, by phone (800-895-4248), or at a retailer for as little as $11 for resident one-day, all-water fishing.
• Kids: No license is required for anglers under 17 years of age.
• Visitors of all ages can fish without a license within Texas State Parks.

Because rainbow trout are unable to survive in Texas after the winter, anglers are encouraged to keep up to their daily bag limit of five trout. Rainbow trout are an attractive, tasty fish found on many restaurant menus, and anglers can easily find recipes to prepare these fish online.

 




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Possum Kingdom Lake Weather Forecast

Wednesday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 89

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 68

Thursday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 90

Thursday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 56

Friday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 67

Friday Night

Thunderstorms Likely

Lo: 55

Saturday

Thunderstorms

Hi: 60

Saturday Night

Thunderstorms

Lo: 47


Possum Kingdom Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 4/17: 998.94 (-0.06)



Possum Kingdom Lake

Fishing Report from TPWD (Apr. 10)

FAIR. Water clear; 65 degrees; 0.09 feet below pool. Striped bass are slow to fair with the most consistent bite with live bait on points in 2-20 feet of water, but some can be caught trolling. Look for fish in 20-40 feet of water. Sand bass are slow to fair in 2-20 feet of water with live shad, small slabs and jigs. White, and silver are good colors. Sand bass are spawning in the creeks and river. Catfish are good on cut shad in 2-10 feet of water. Water clarity is steady at 4-10 feet of visibility. Report by TJ Ranft, Ranft Guide Service.

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