On Wednesday, Texas Parks and Wildlife officials were stocking the pond at Comanche Trail Park in Odessa. The department put about 2500 rainbow trout into the water there, making the park a real treat for winter fishermen.
"In the winter it's really hard to get the catfish to bite," Josh Harper of the City of Odessa told Big 2. "The rainbow trout are not a native species to Texas, they come from Colorado, California, colder areas, so during the winter, this is their time."
This is the first of three shipments of trout from Texas Parks and Wildlife that will go into Comanche Pond throughout the winter. On February 12th, there will be a kid fishing event, where kids will be encouraged to come out, learn about fishing, and catch some rainbow trout of their own.
In order to fish in the park, you have to have a valid Texas fishing license.