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Family Trout Fishing Event This Saturday In Ames

  • 2/3/2016 4:10:00 AM
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AMES – A family trout fishing event will be held at Ada Hayden Heritage Park this Saturday, Feb. 6 at 11:30 a.m. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will stock 2,200 rainbow trout in the north lake between 11:30 a.m. and noon.

The trout will be stocked at two locations along the north shore, adjacent to the parking lot on the north side of the lake. Anglers are encouraged to avoid the area where the stockings will be taking place.
A limited number of fishing poles will be available for youth participants to use. Anglers are encouraged to bring their own ice fishing and safety gear. Jax Outdoors will offer free fish cleaning until 2:00 p.m. for children who catch fish.

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.

The free event is sponsored by the Iowa DNR, the City of Ames, Story County Conservation, Iowa State University, Jax Outdoors and Hy-Vee.