Each year the TPWD stocks over 100 Texas small lakes and ponds with catfish and winter rainbow trout. In 2015, rainbow trout stocking began in “Official Urban Neighborhood Fishin’ Lakes and Ponds” on November 25h and will continue until March 4th. Check the Stocking Dates for this year’s Neighborhood Fishin’ Ponds located in Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, College Station, Duncanville, Denton, Fort Worth, Katy, Missouri City, Tyler, Waco, and Wichita Falls. Check out the Trout Stocking History of other Texas ponds. Cheese, kernel corn, nightcrawlers, red wigglers, and meal worms make good trout baits. TPWD also teaches kids to fish at KidFish events held throughout the year at these neighborhood locations, and at many other Texas locations. Catfish and other fish are stocked in Texas waters throughout the year. Check the Major Lakes and Bays Stocking History and the Rivers, Small Lakes, and Ponds Stocking History. All these water bodies and stocking histories are listed on the OutAboutTexas.com website on each town’s outdoor pages, and on the major lakes’ activities pages (see Main Menu Bar at the top of this page for major lakes).