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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Fish for winter trout at Cane Creek Park

A trout is held before it's released into the lake.

COOKEVILLE — Winter weather means it’s trout time at Cane Creek Park.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency released approximately 2,000 rainbow trout into the park’s 56-acre lake Dec. 8 and will return Jan. 19 to release more through its annual statewide winter trout stocking program. 

Dennis Woolbright, park manager, said local anglers always anticipate this winter fishing opportunity.

“We’ve already had a good group of people fishing,” he said. “They were waiting for the truck to get here with the trout.”

Trout is a cold-water species normally found in streams that cannot live year-round in the lake at Cane Creek Park. That is why the fish must be restocked each December and January. The TWRA program gives people in urban areas a chance to enjoy trout fishing close to home.

“We encourage people to catch them, take them home and enjoy them,” Woolbright said.

The trout are 10-12 inches long, and the daily creel limit is seven. Anglers must have a trout license in addition to their Tennessee fishing license, or a sportsman license.

Cane Creek Park is open daily from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. at 201 CC Camp Road. It has two fishing piers and a boat ramp for non-motorized and electric-powered boats. For more information, call 931-520-4386.

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