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OKLAHOMA CITY – The City’s annual trout fishing season at Dolese Youth Park Pond will officially end on February 28, but anglers can continue to fish for trout as long as stock remains.

When the season ends, 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 trout season, anglers are limited to one rod or pole per person.

Past kreel studies have shown that during an average year, anglers fish 18,000 total fishing hours, and catch approximately 85 percent of the trout stocked.

Dolese Youth Park Pond and the City’s annual trout season are part of the “Close to Home” Fishing Program sponsored by the State Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) and Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department.

City fishing permits are required for all anglers between the ages of 16 and 62, unless otherwise exempt. Permits cost $18.50 for an annual permit or $3.50 for a daily permit. A state fishing license is also required.