On Saturday February 4′, 201 7, at Sulphur Springs City Park Pond (Peavine Pinion Pool located
behind the Civic Center) will be the site of the Larry Buster Memorial Sulphur Springs Kids’ Trout
Fishing Day. The event, which is sponsored by 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, will run from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Soft drinks and hot dogs will be provided, and there will be drawings for door prizes for
participating kids. Kids of all ages are encouraged to bring their rods, reels and bait, to take a chance
at catching some of the 1,500 rainbow trout that will be stocked by Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department personnel. Whole kernel corn, Berkley power eggs and trout bait, and small spinners are
generally the favorite baits for trout.
Because this event is sponsored in part by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, there is a special
exemption in effect during the event. Adults who are actively helping kids fish for trout are
exempt from the normal license requirements during the event only (10:00 am – 2:00 pm),
Saturday February 4 , 2017). All other anglers are required to have a freshwater fishing
license. There is no minimum size limit on rainbow trout, but there is a daily bag limit of 5 fish per
For more information, call TPWD at 903-593-5077.