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Family trout fishing event this Saturday in Ames

  • 2/4/2020 12:34:00 PM
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Ames, Iowa – A family-friendly trout fishing event will be held at Ada Hayden Heritage Park this Saturday, Feb. 8 at noon.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will stock 2,200 rainbow trout in the north lake, at three locations along the north shore. 

Anglers are encouraged to bring their own ice fishing and safety gear. A limited number of fishing poles will be available for kids to use.

Anglers must have a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. The daily limit is five trout per licensed angler with a possession limit of 10. Children age 15 or younger can fish for trout with a properly licensed adult, but they must limit their catch to one daily limit. The child can purchase a trout fee which will allow them to catch their own limit of five trout.

Hot dogs and hot chocolate, donated by JAX Outdoor Gear, will be available with a free will donation.

This free event is sponsored by Jax Outdoor Gear, City of Ames, Story County Conservation, Iowa State University, and other local businesses.