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Oak Grove to get 2,500 lbs. of Trout this week
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Oak Grove to get 2,500 lbs. of Trout this week

30th Annual Trout Bout set for this Saturday, November 15

Event date: 11/15/2014 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM Export event

Approximately 2,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout will be planted this week in preparation for the 30th Annual Trout Bout on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton. The event, sponsored by Duraflame, will feature 1,800 lbs. of one to two-lb. Trout and 700 lbs. of trophysize fish. Oak Grove Lake will be closed on Friday, Nov. 14.

Oak Grove’s 10-acre lake will open at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday for the tournament, which kids age 15 years and younger can fish for FREE. The event is one of three annual fishing tournaments presented by San Joaquin County Parks and the Delta Fly Fishers.

The derby will coincide with the beginning of the Trout season at Oak Grove, with 5,500 lbs. of Trout planted throughout the season. A 2,500 lb. plant is scheduled to coincide with the 12th Annual Bob McMillen Memorial Tournament, set for March 7, 2015.

There is no registration fee for the Trout Bout, however, a $5 fishing permit fee and valid CA. fishing license are required for those sixteen (16) years of age or over. A $6 vehicle-parking fee will also apply. All State Fish and Game laws apply. Participants must supply their own fishing equipment. Prizes will be awarded in all categories (youth and adult competitions. Park gates will be open at 6:15 a.m., registration closes at 10 a.m. and the last weigh-in is at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded shortly thereafter.

Oak Grove Regional Park is located on Eight Mile Road and Interstate 5 in Stockton. For more information, call (209) 331-2050 or log onto www.sjparks.com.

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