Several area  anglers got out their fishing poles and tackle boxes this past week to fish for Rainbow Trout at Kiwanis Lake in Plunkett Park.

Last November, 1,200 pounds of trout were released into the lake by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The lake is restocked every November.

Until February 1, fishermen could catch the trout, but had to release them back into the water. As of February 1 they can keep them. Chad Shoemaker, director of Mexico Parks and Recreation said there is no time limit on catching the trout. "They (fishermen) can fish until the trout are gone," he said.

The lake water is too warm in the summer for the trout.

Several fishermen were on the lake Tuesday morning trying their luck at reeling in one or more of the trout. There is a limit of four per person.

This is the first year for fishermen Mike and Joe Martin to fish for trout. Last week Mike Martin said he caught his limit.

The weather may not cooperate with the anglers until Friday. Wednesday and Thursday the high temperatures will be in the 30s, but Friday and Saturday look to be good days to reel in the trout. The forecast calls for temperatures to be in the 60s and 70s.