Do you remember the day you first watched television? How about your best day playing video games?

You probably don’t recall much about those moments because they weren’t all that meaningful.

But if you enjoy fishing, you can easily recall details of the first time you reeled in a feisty bass or catfish. Create those timeless memories for your kids – or recreate them for your dad – this Father’s Day at one of the City of College Station’s fishing ponds:

Brothers Pond Park

3100 Rio Grande Blvd.
Amenities: shelter, barbecue pit, play unit, swings, paved trail, exercise station, basketball court, and backstop.

Cy Miller Park

2615 Texas Ave.
Amenities: shelter, barbecue pit, and paved trail.

Gabbard Park

1201 Dexter Drive
Amenities: shelter, barbecue pit, play unit, swings, paved trail, and backstop.

John Crompton Park

201 West Holleman Drive West
Amenities: restrooms, shelter, pavilion, barbecue pit, play unit, paved trail, and basketball court.

Stephen C. Beachy Central Park

1000 Krenek Tap Road
Amenities: pavilion, barbecue pit, play units, fishing pond, paved trail, exercise stations, basketball court, athletic field, softball field, batting cage, tennis court, sand volleyball, splash pad, and Fun for All Playground.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stocks Central Park with catfish every two to four weeks through early November, except in the August heat. To reel in a colossal catfish, we recommend you use strong-smelling baits such as nightcrawlers, chicken livers, shrimp, stinkbait, or cut hot dogs.

And don’t forget your Freshwater Fishing Stamp if you’re older than 17. For more information on harvest regulations and license requirements, visit Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Happy Father’s Day!

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator