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Fishing for winter rainbows? You can find them in Holland Lake

Rainbow Trout were released into Holland Lake Friday. The next scheduled release is Feb. 13.
Rainbow Trout were released into Holland Lake Friday. The next scheduled release is Feb. 13. lwinter@star-telegram.com

Temperatures may have been in the mid-20's, but the fishing faithful were standing by as Rainbow Trout were released into Weatherford's Holland Lake.

The stocking of the trout was Friday in a joint partnership with the City of Weatherford Park's Department and the Texas Parks and Wildlife - (TPWD)

"There was stocking in December, and they will stock one more time on Feb. 13 for a total of 1,928 trout this winter season," said Dustin Reichelt with the parks department. "A local fish and wildlife company, who wanted to remain anonymous, brought the fish which weighed up to two pounds each. They have donated for the last four years, and we are very thankful to have such great participation each winter."

Reichelt said they approximately 250 pounds of trout were released into the lake.

"These urban area parks are the easiest places in Texas for families to catch a fish close to home," said Eddie McKenna, TPWD Multicultural Marketing and Outreach Specialist. "85 percent of us live near one of these small lakes and ponds. By making fishing accessible, we're helping create a whole new generation of anglers."

The rules:

Holland Lake is a Community Fishing Lake, so there is a two pole limit per person and a five-trout limit each day.

Those who are 17 and older must have a license with a $5 freshwater fishing stamp.

For more information visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website or the water district's website.

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