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22 Jan
By: HCP4 Admin 0 0

Rainbow Trout Now Available in Precinct 4 Parks

Get ready for winter fishing at a Precinct 4 park near you! The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) recently delivered up to 1,400 rainbow trout to each of the following Precinct 4 parks:

• Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road in Tomball
• Bane Park, 9600 W. Little York Road in Houston
• Dennis Johnston Park, 709 Riley Fuzzel Road in Spring
• Meyer Park, 7700 Cypresswood Drive in Spring
• Pundt Park, 4129 Spring Creek Drive in Spring
• Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive in Houston

Delivery times will vary depending on the TPWD delivery schedule. Anglers are encouraged to take advantage of rainbow trout fishing opportunities while they last, as rainbow trout are only available during the winter. TPWD recommends using cheese, kernel corn, nightcrawlers, red wigglers, and mealworms to catch trout. Suggested lures include a small inline spinnerbait or a spoon.

Rainbow trout are delivered to Precinct 4 parks annually to provide ample fishing opportunities during the winter when other fish species are less active. Late winter and early spring are also successful times for catching white bass and crappie. Catfish may be caught year-round.
There is a daily bag limit of five trout per angler and no minimum length limits. All TPWD rules, regulations, and licensing requirements apply to the public waterways within Precinct 4.

Anglers 17 years of age and older are required to purchase a valid Texas fishing license with a freshwater stamp endorsement. The freshwater stamp endorsement has replaced the trout stamp. A freshwater fishing license may be purchased at most sporting goods stores and a valid Texas driver’s license is required. Anglers may also purchase a license over the phone by calling the Texas Parks & Wildlife credit card license sales line at 1 (800) TX LIC 4 U [1 (800) 895-4248] or online at www.tpwd.state.tx.us.

To view the rules and regulations about fishing in Precinct 4, please click here.

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01 May
By: HCP4 Admin 0 0

HCFCD Post-Harvey Stormwater Channel Blockages

Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) continues to remove debris clogging Harris County’s 22 watersheds more than six months after Hurricane Harvey.

During the storm, more than a trillion gallons of stormwater washed through Harris County’s bayou system, leaving it clogged with storm debris and reducing drainage. HCFCD has found objects as large as refrigerators and automobiles in local waterways.

So far, HCFCD has removed about 101,000 cubic yards of downed trees, tires, and other storm debris with estimates of as much as 34,000 cubic yards of debris to go.

Before hurricane season begins June 1, the Harris County Flood Control District is pushing to have an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 tons of additional Buffalo Bayou debris removed. Some stockpiled debris could remain in some locations overnight or for several days.

Trails along Buffalo Bayou will remain open as public safety allows. Trail users are asked to observe all warning signs and fencing in debris removal work areas. Motorists are urged to be cautious of equipment entering and exiting debris removal areas.

Crews are focused on debris that is blocking stormwater conveyance. Buffalo Bayou and other channels are not being dredged.

The Flood Control District is working with Federal Emergency Management Agency to secure funding for its disaster-related storm debris removal efforts. Once priority channel blockage removal is complete, HCFCD will address channel debris as part of its regular maintenance program.

Residents are encouraged to report bayou and creek blockages to the Flood Control District’s Citizen Service Center at www.hcfcd.org/contact-us/citizen-service-center, or by calling (713) 684-4197. For status updates on the county-wide debris removal effort, please check the Flood Control District website: https://www.hcfcd.org/hurricane-harvey/keeping-our-flood-control-channels-clear/.

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