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Family Trout fishing day set at Pinion Pool

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Soft drinks, hot dogs, door prizes and fishing are what’s in store for youngsters and families who choose to participate in the annual Larry Buster Memorial Sulphur Springs Trout Fishing Day Feb. 1.

The event will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Peavine Pinon Pool in Buford Park. Adults actively helping kids fish for trout during the event, which concludes at 2 p.m., will be exempt from normal fishing license requirements because it is a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department-sponsored event.

The National Wild Turkey Federation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries Division, the city of Sulphur Springs, local merchants, civic organizations and many individual contributors sponsor the annual kids fishing day to help bolster interest in the activity while providing a wholesome outing for families. They will be providing soft drinks and hot dogs for participants, as well as donated prizes to be awarded in drawings to participating kids, so those fishing are encouraged to sign in to give event organizers a record of how many attended as well as have their name entered for prizes.

Children are encouraged to bring their rods and reels and bait to take a chance of catching some of the 1,500 rainbow trout that will be stocked by TPWD personnel in the pond. Whole kernel corn, Berkley power eggs and trout bait, and small spinners are generally the favorite baits for trout, according to Kirk Pratas with TPWD Inland Fisheries District 3B in Tyler.

While there is no minimum size limit on rainbow trout, there is a daily bag limit of five fish per person.

Also, anglers not actively helping kids fish on trout fish day will be required to have a freshwater fishing license, even if fishing in Peavine Pinion Pool during the event.

For more information, call TPWD at 903-593-5077.

 

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