Trout season officially ends Sunday at Dolese Park, although it really doesn’t.
Anglers can keep fishing for trout as long as fish keep biting. Trout have been caught at the pond well into March in the past.
After Sunday, the daily catch limit for trout will remain at six per day, but anglers will be allowed to use up to three rods per person.
During the season, only one fishing rod per person was allowed.
The last stocking of rainbow trout in the pond near NW 50 and Meridian took place Feb. 18.
“In past seasons, 82 percent or more of the trout were caught with over 18,000 angler hours annually fished,” said Bob Martin, fisheries biologist for the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department.
“With winter temperatures becoming a little more moderate, the trout should be very active.”
Dolese Youth Park Pond and the City’s annual trout season are part of the “Close to Home” Fishing Program sponsored by the the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department. Local sponsor BancFirst provided funding for the trout.
City fishing permits are $15 for an annual permit or $3 for a daily permit. A state fishing license is also required. Children younger than 16 are not required to have a city permit or state license. A trout stamp is not required to fish for trout in Dolese Youth Park Pond. For more information, call 755-4014 or 325-7288.