By Chris Shaffer | 01/12/2015

In the average angler’s mind cactus and trout don’t mix. Meanwhile, in Texas Hill Country, Texas Parks & Wildlife is giving anglers more than 17,750 reasons to not believe it.

Contrary to popular belief, there’s plenty of spectacular seasonal trout fishing available to Lone Star State anglers. Dozens of small lakes, ponds, rivers and creeks maintain trout populations in the winter and early spring along the I-35 corridor between San Antonio and Waco and while Southside Park Ponds not too far from The Alamo gets hammered by anglers, the pinnacle of Hill Country trout fishing is the