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Anglers will soon have new fishing opportunities at the small lake at Sonora Park in Kennedale, thanks to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. {{more}} This state-wide annual trout-stocking program, which began in 1966, is supported in part by the sale of Texas Freshwater Fishing Licenses.
 
the lake has received fish in 2013, 2014, 2015…
 
The lake (listed as just over 3 acres) was restocked Wednesday, January 14 with 1700 rainbow trout (adult). Last year Kennedale Sonora Park received largemouth bass (fingerlings), channel catfish (fingerlings) and rainbow trout (adult). In in 2014 the lake received Florida largemouth bass (fingerlings) and in 2013 channel catfish (fingerlings) and rainbow trout (adult).
 
The lake is located at Sonora Park at 263 New Hope Rd, Kennedale, TX 76060.
 
According to the experts, this is one of the times of year you will have the opportunity to catch rainbow trout, as they don?t do well in warmer weather. Anyone interested in catching the trout should schedule their fishing trip within next several months for the most success. There is a 5 trout limit each day.
 
no charge to fish but …
 
There is no charge to fish at Sonora Park, however, anyone 17 years of age and older is required to purchase a valid Texas fishing license with a freshwater stamp endorsement. The freshwater stamp endorsement has replaced the trout stamp. A freshwater fishing license may be purchased at most sporting goods stores and a valid Texas driver?s license is required. You may also purchase a license over the phone by calling the Texas Parks & Wildlife credit card license sales line at 1 (800) TX LIC 4 U [1 (800) 895-4248] or online at www.tpwd.state.tx.us.
 
TPWD Facts … 200 years ago, Texas had 191,000 miles of streams and rivers but only one natural lake. Today there are more than 800 man-made reservoirs that were formed by the damming of Texas? rivers. The fish hatchery program stocks about 15 million fish of various species into fresh water each year.

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