NORFOLK, Neb. -- Nebraska Game and Parks annual spring stocking of Ta-Ha-Zouka Park is set for the morning of Saturday, March 18 at 9 a.m.

This year, the lake will be stocked with 1,500 10-inch rainbow trout, which local Fisheries manager Jeff Schuckman said will make for fantastic fishing conditions this upcoming spring.

"It's trout time!" he said. "Hopefully they're aggressive and ready to feed."

Schuckman said that this spring event can serve as a great way for the community to get involved with fishing.

Kids have the chance to see the fish before they are dumped into the lake and can bring fishing poles to try and catch some of the trout later in the day.

If you’re lucky enough to reel one in, Schuckman said the next step is to throw them on the grill.

"They're pretty good eating," he said. "My favorite way is to brine them, and then put them in a smoker for a couple hours."

And while the weather might not quite get the memo, spring is least for fishing.

"Get outside and enjoy the day, enjoy our resources," he said.

Note that a fishing permit is required to fish for those 16 years or older.