Fort Griffin State Historic Site
As part of an annual rainbow trout stocking program conducted by Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD), we will be stocking our fishing pond multiple times with rainbow trout this winter. To help the public take advantage of this great fishing opportunity, we will be hosting a trout-fishing day on Saturday, January 19.
A Fort Griffin staff member will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide instruction and assistance for families 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.
The recommended fishing bait for trout is canned corn placed on a very small hook. We found that the best location for catching the trout has been in the deeper portions of the pond, which is mostly near the dam. Bring some sinkers, small hooks, rod and reel, and a can of corn and you will be all set for fishing for rainbow trout at Fort Griffin this winter.
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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