The Fishing Tournament @ Riverside Park scheduled for May 19th & 20th has been postponed to Friday and Saturday, June 2nd and 3rd.
The Parks and Recreation staff has reviewed the river levels for the upcoming weekend’s tournament and determined to postpone the event for the safety of the participants. The Colorado River normally flows around 300 cfs (cubic feet per second), but due to the heavy rains in central Texas the river is currently flowing at 22,270 cfs. It is expected to crest on Wednesday, May 18th at 28.5 feet and 28,000 cfs.
“When the river is high, most of our beach goes underwater” said Robert Carlisle, Park Ranger at Riverside. “It’s also a lot harder to launch a boat and the chances of catching fish in the murky swift water is greatly reduced”. Putting the event off for a couple of weeks should allow the park to return to normal and make the event more enjoyable for all, weather permitting.
On a positive note, the new date falls on free fishing day, which is on June 3, 2023 when the first Saturday in June of each year, everyone can fish recreationally without licenses or endorsements. However, you will need a license if you plan to fish on Friday.
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Whatever it is that you want to do – Go Wild @ Riverside Park!