Family Trout-Fishing Day

Feb 18 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

1701 N US Hwy 283
Albany  Texas  76430

Kid Trout Catch

As part of an annual rainbow trout stocking program conducted by Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD), we will be stocking our fishing pond three times with rainbow trout this winter. We already stocked the pond with 900 trout total in December and January and will be stocking the pond one more time in February. In an effort to help the public take advantage of this new fishing opportunity, we will be hosting our final trout-fishing day on February 18th.

According to Michael Homer Jr., TPWD Fisheries Biologist, “rainbow trout are relatives of salmon and do not naturally occur in Texas. Rainbow trout require cold temperatures to survive. In most areas of Texas where rainbow trout are stocked, high temperatures prevent them from reproducing as well as surviving the warm seasons, though some have survived in the tailrace of Canyon Reservoir. The only self- sustaining population of rainbow trout in Texas is found in McKittrick Canyon in the Guadalupe Mountains.”

A Fort Griffin staff member will be available on February 18th from 10 am to 2 pm to provide instruction and assistance for children who attend the trout-fishing day. In addition to the unique opportunity to fish for rainbow trout, there will also be golf carts available for those visitors who want to take a self guided tour of our historic military fort, and there is camping available across the highway from the fort and fishing pond. For those interested in fishing for native species, remember that we are also bordered by the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, which offers year round fishing for our visitors.

The cost of general admission will grant you and your family complete access to the fort, hiking trails, and the trout-fishing day activities. Since Fort Griffin is a state historic site under
the Texas Historical Commission (THC), the annual TPWD state park pass is not valid for admission to Fort Griffin. For more information about Fort Griffin State Historic Site, to make camping reservations, or to learn more about upcoming events, please visit www.visitfortgriffin.com or call 325-762-3592.

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