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About WinterFisch

WinterFisch is a family-oriented recreational activity for Mason County residents and visitors during the slower winter months. WinterFisch is Mason County’s participation in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s statewide Winter Rain Trout Fishing Program that occurs annually at over 200 locations across Texas. The WinterFisch trout fishing location is in Mason County 8 miles south of the town of Mason at the James River Crossing of the Llano River (Highway 2389). This site was chosen for its suitable trout habitat and also for its ease of public access. A total of 2500 trout are released in two phases, one in early December and one in late January or early February of each year. Mason County WinterFisch also includes an opening day event the first Saturday in December called the WinterFisch Celebration, which celebrates this fishing opportunity as well as the Llano River. The WinterFisch Celebration includes fishing instruction, loaner poles, fishing and outdoor demonstrations, campfire live-music, and onsite cooking of caught fish. Throughout the season tagged trout are available for catching and the tags can be redeemed for a variety of great prizes.

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13 hours 51 minutes ago

Tune In to WinterFisch!
11/28 - 8:15am - KNEL - 95.3
11/29 - Noon - KHLB - 102.5


14 hours 5 minutes ago

Many thanks to Senora Scott of KLST/KSAN-San Angelo for taking a few minutes of her program to let folks know about the 7th Annual Mason See More


1 day 4 hours ago

Here’s what I’ll be fishing with on Saturday. Small hooks and small lead weights are important. All this gear is available at Lowe’s in Mason See More


2 days 1 hour ago

Proud to be a part of the BIG 4 of the season!


2 days 3 hours ago

Happening at the James River Icehouse, the day after the 7th Annual Mason County WinterFisch Celebration. It's gonna be a fabulous weekend on the Llano See More


3 days 8 hours ago


4 days 6 hours ago

This Texas Highways article features the location of the 7th Annual Mason County WinterFisch Celebration.


5 days 14 hours ago

TPWD's recent press release regarding rainbow trout releases at over 200 sites statewide.


6 days 13 hours ago

7th Annual Mason County WinterFisch Celebration - Dec 2 - 10a - 4p
We look forward to seeing you there. Please share!


1 week 4 hours ago

Thank you Mike Rychlik and the staff of Lowe's Markets for being such enthusiastic supporters of Mason County WinterFisch! Mike &,Lowe' provide banner space, WinterFisch See More

Check Out Fishing Action with Hooked On Wild Waters