Rainbow trout in Hopkins County? Yes, thanks for Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries in Athens which will be stocking trout next week in Peavine Pinion Pool at Buford Park. Kyle Verner and Dale Thompson, members of the Hopkins County Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation and other volunteers host the annual Kids Trout Fishing Day every spring.
This year’s Larry Buster Memorial event is set for Saturday Feb 6 between 10am until 2pm. Bring the kids, a rod and reel or fishing pole if you have them, and enjoy a free fishing day. Fishing bait as well as hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided free. Adults actively helping a child fish are exempt from fishing license only during those hours. A number of local organizations and individuals are helping preserve fishing, boating and hunting sports for future generations.