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Trout Regulations

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License Requirements:

    • A resident or nonresident fishing license is re­quired of all persons who take or attempt to take fish, including trout, un­less otherwise exempt.
    • A trout license (stamp) is no longer required because it is included in the resident or nonresident fishing license.

Trout Stocking & Fishing Report

To see a general schedule for trout stocking and fishing reports, please visit wildlifedepartment.com.

Method of Taking:

  • It is unlawful to take fish from state-designated trout areas dur­ing trout season by any means except one rod and reel (or one pole and line).
  • Trout caught and placed on a stringer or otherwise held in pos­ses­sion cannot be released later (no culling).
  • All trout in possession must be kept on a stringer marked with that angler’s name and fishing license number. All anglers must have their own stringer.

Veterans Pond (Jenks) Trout Regulations

Through generous donations from BancFirst, Jenks provides a special trout season at Veterans Pond, East 101st Street South and South Elm St., from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28 of the following calendar year.

  • Only one pole or rod and reel per person.
  • Only six trout per person per day.
  • No culling (releasing fish caught earlier and kept).
  • Bank fishing only; no wading, tubing or boating.
  • A state fishing license is required.

Daily & Size Limits:

  • Daily limit is six rainbow trout in all state-designated trout areas except in portions of the Blue River, the Lower Illinois River and the Lower Mountain Fork River. (See maps and descriptions on Trout Area Information.)
  • There is no minimum size limit for rainbow trout at any state-designated trout area except in portions of the Lower Illinois River and the Lower Mountain Fork River. (See maps and descriptions on Trout Area Information.)
  • Daily limit for brown trout is six with no minimum size limit, except at the Low­er Moun­tain Fork River and Lower Illinois River where the daily limit is one; size lim­it: 20-inch min­i­mum, with a pos­ses­sion limit of two af­ter the first day.

Possession Limit:

No person shall have in his possession in the field more than one daily limit of any trout species. After the first day, no person shall have more than 12 rainbow trout and 12 brown trout in his or her possession, except at the Low­er Moun­tain Fork River and Lower Illinois River where the possession limit for brown trout is two. Non­res­i­dents shall not have more than two days’ limit of any trout species upon leaving the state.

Artificial Flies and Lures Defined:

Fishing tackle made by fly-tying or artificial lures made of wood, metal, glass, feathers, hair, synthetic fibers or hard plastic and barbless hooks only. The use of any substance in combination with restricted fishing tackle is prohibited.

Dolese Youth Park Pond Trout Regulations

Through generous donations from Dolese Bros. and Trout Unlimited 89er Chapter, Oklahoma City provides a special trout fishing season at Dolese Youth Park pond from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28 of the following calendar year.

    • Only one pole or rod and reel per person.
    • Only six trout per person per day.
    • No culling (releasing fish earlier caught and kept).
    • Bank fishing only. No wading, tubing or boating.
  • State fishing license and Oklahoma City fishing permit required. For Oklahoma City rules and permit information, call (405) 297-1426.