NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Word got out about the trout release at Shelby Bottoms Park for winter fishing, and fishermen didn't waste anytime.
People had their lines in the water Tuesday ready to catch some fish.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency restocked the pond at Shelby Park with some 3,000 trout.
TWRA officials said winter is the prime time to do so as the fish thrive in cooler temperatures, and it also gives both seasoned and first-time anglers a unique opportunity.
"That utilizes the wintertime fishing holes that we stock and it gets the people out of the house and gets them acclimated and accustomed to catching trout, something, a species, they normally wouldn't be going after in this area," said Darrell Bernd.
There is a daily limit of seven and fishers will have to get a license before heading out. The final day of stocking is March 16.