Grab fishing poles, a tackle box, and fishing licenses for those over 16, then head to one of McKinney's parks with lakes. All McKinney fishing lakes are catch-and-release. For more serious fishing, head to nearby Lake Lavon in Collin County about 17 miles southeast of McKinney.

Each winter, the McKinney Parks & Recreation Department partners with the Corps of Engineers to host a Trout Derby before which thousands of young trout are released into the lake, as pictured in the image at the top of the page.