From Staff Reports
Ponds in City of Yukon parks have been stocked with fish for the summer, according to a news release.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation regularly stocks the ponds as part of their Close to Home Fishing program.
The program is designed as a partnership between the wildlife department and municipalities across Oklahoma to provide urban angling opportunities.
Small bodies of water are stocked with fish and managed with special regulations, ensuring opportunities exist for anglers who may only have a little time on their hands and nowhere to go.
Urban dwellers have an opportunity to fish locally.
The wildlife department stocks the ponds with a variety of fish, and experts analyze each pond and select specific species of fish for the that ecosystem, according to a news release
Most recently, biologists stocked Welch pond in Yukon with 500 large hybrid bluegill Sunfish. Soon, Mulvey ‘s Pond will be stocked with catfish.
In addition to recreational fishing, children will soon compete in the Yukon Youth Fishing Derby at 8 a.m. Friday, June 19. The event will take place at Mulvey’s Pond, on the grounds of Yukon City Park.
There will be prizes for the biggest fish, most fish caught and longest fish. All participants must be accompanied by an adult, bring their own bait and fishing pole.