Special to the Reporter

Children and their parents enjoyed a big day of fishing during last Saturday’s 19th annual Somervell County Youth Fish Day at Squaw Creek Park.

In partnership with the Texas Game Warden Association and Somervell County 4-H, Luminant hosted local families for bank fishing and lunch.

Everybody else will get a chance to cast their lines at Squaw Creek this summer, although a firm date hasn’t been set yet. With roughly 300 work hours now under their tool belts, a team of Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant employee volunteers is leading the effort to reopen Squaw Creek for limited fishing.

Over the last few months, employees have completed a series of infrastructure improvements to the park, including the installation of new buoys, dock cleats and bumpers, while also preparing the parking lot for its first visitors in nearly a decade.

In addition, the team is finalizing details for a registration Web site, which will accept fishing reservations as well as provide park rules, information and maps.

“I’m extremely proud of the dedication our employees have shown throughout this project,” said Mitch Lucas, Comanche Peak site vice president. “It is due to their enthusiasm and unwavering commitment that Squaw Creek Park is steadily moving closer to an eventual public reopening for limited fishing.”

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