Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov,
MOINES) – Fun, family and trout are scheduled
for the last coldwater stocking this season at the
Western Historic Trails Center’s Sauganash Lake.
Sauganash Lake will be stocked with
1,600 keeper-size rainbow trout March 24. Family seminars
will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Western Historic Trails
Center, and trout will be stocked at 1 p.m. Seminars
at Big Lake will start at 1:30 p.m., and trout will
arrive at 2 p.m.
Hy-Vee will serve hamburgers, hot dogs,
brats, chips and drinks at both locations for a small
fee. Extra proceeds from the event will go to Council
Bluffs City Parks and Rec. and Western Historic Trails
Center. DNR personnel will be available at both events
for questions about the trout program or fishing in
“The expansion of the urban trout program into
Council Bluffs provides a unique opportunity for people
looking for an outdoor activity for the whole family,”
said Bryan Hayes, fisheries biologist with the Iowa
Department of Natural Resources. “Trout provide
an easy-to-catch fish for kids at a time when there
is not a lot of other fishing going on.”
Iowa residents and non-residents, regardless of age,
must pay a trout fee to fish for or possess trout.
Individuals, 16 years and older, must also have a
valid fishing license. Children under 16 years old
who are fishing with a properly licensed adult (i.e.
fishing license & trout fee) do not need a trout
fee to fish for or possess trout, but together their
daily limit is five trout. For more information on
fishing rules, see the 2006 Iowa Fishing Regulations
A fishing license and trout fee can be obtained at
any local hunting and fishing license sales agent,
including Western Historic Trails Center, or from
the link of the Iowa DNR homepage at www.iowadnr.gov.
For more information, contact the Southwest Iowa
Fisheries Office at 712-769-2587.
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