Kid Fish is on Saturday


Bridge Bob’s Pond at Mineola Nature Preserve will be the site of the annual Kids’ Trout Fishing Day on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event is sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the City of Mineola and is free to area youth and adult fishing mentors. No fishing license is required. 

Anglers are encouraged to bring a light-action rod and reel combo with small fishing hooks, light line (12 lb. test or less), small bobbers, small split shot and bait to fish for 1,000 rainbow trout that will be stocked by TPWD.

Whole kernel corn, salmon eggs, marshmallows, small worms, Berkley power bait and small spinners are favorite baits for trout. Volunteers and TPWD will help with fishing and to provide loaner rod and reels and some bait. 

Mineola Nature Preserve is at 1860 County Road 2724 just south of Mineola.