The trout fishing season opens New Year's Day at the Dolese Park Youth Park Pond in Oklahoma City and at Medicine Park in southwest Oklahoma.
At Dolese Park, the annual two-month season begins Tuesday. All anglers between the ages of 16 and 62 must have a city fishing permit unless otherwise exempt. A state fishing license also is required.
Trout season regulations at Dolese include:
— A daily catch limit of six trout per person per day
— Anglers may only use one rod and reel, or pole, to catch trout
— Fish caught and placed on a stringer or in a bucket cannot be released back into the water
— Boat fishing is not allowed at Dolese Park Pond.
A free fishing clinic hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department and the Department of Wildlife Conservation will take place on Jan. 11 at the Putnam City High School gymnasium.
The free instructional clinic will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Registration is required by calling 755-4014.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's newest winter trout area also opens Tuesday at Medicine Creek in Medicine Park.