Take kids fishing at Neighborhood Fishin' lakes and ponds

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Neighborhood Fishin' is fun and easy.

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Where to Go

Grover Nelson Park Small Pond

2070 Zoo Ln. 79602
1.25 acres

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Mike Homer
(325) 692-0921

Abilene Fisheries on Facebook

Local support from City of Abilene

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Medical Center South

1100 Wallace Blvd
7 acres

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John Clayton
(806) 655-4341

Panhandle Fisheries on Facebook

Local support from City of Amarillo

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Bullfrog Pond

Travis County East Metro Park
18701 Blake Manor Rd.
1 acre

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Kingfisher Lake

Travis County East Metro Park
18701 Blake Manor Rd.
2 acres

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Austin Area Contact

Marcos De Jesus
(512) 353-0072

Austin/San Marcos Fisheries on Facebook

Local support from Travis Co. Parks & Bass Pro

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Central Park Pond 1

1000 Krenek Tap Road
2 acres

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Mark Webb
(979) 272-1430

Houston/College Station Fisheries on Facebook

Local support from City of College Station

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Chisholm Park

2200 Norwood Dr. 76054
Hurst
3 acres

Tackle Loaner: Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Road
Contact: (817) 788-7300

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Local support from BNSF
BNSF


Greenbriar Park

5200 Hemphill St. 76115
Fort Worth
3 acres

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Local support from BNSF
BNSF


Lakeside Park

515 Hill City Dr. 75116
Duncanville
3 acres

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City Lake Park

403 S Galloway Ave. 75149
Mesquite City
5 acres

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South Lakes Park Pond

556 Hobson Ln. 76205
Denton
3.8 acres

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Dallas-Fort Worth Area Contact

Rafe Brock
(817) 732-0761

Dallas-Fort Worth Fisheries on Facebook

Local support from City of Fort Worth, City of Hurst, Nell Bailey Charitable Trust, City of Duncanville, City of Denton and City of Mesquite

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Burke Crenshaw Park

Burke Crenshaw Park

4950 Burke Rd.
Pasadena
3.8 acres

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Local support from Pasadena Parks and Recreation


Community Park Lake

1700 Glenn Lakes Lane
Missouri City
3 acres

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Herman Little Park pier

Herman Little Park

18660 Casper Dr.
Spring
3 acres

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Actual lake location: 30.039709, -95.413440.

Local support from Timber Lane Utility District.


Mary Jo Peckham Park

5597 Gardenia Lane
Katy
5 acres

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Houston Area Contact

Mark Webb
(979) 272-1430

Houston/College Station Fisheries on Facebook

Local support from Missouri City & Harris Co. Pct. 3

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Oakes Street Lake

396 S. Irving Street
4.2 acres

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John Ingle
(325) 651-5556

San Angelo Fisheries on Facebook

Local Support from Safari Club Int'l & Field & Streams

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Millers Pond

6075 Old Pearsall Road
6 acres

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Southside Lions Park

3100 Hiawatha
7.5 acres

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San Antonio Area Contact

Randy Myers
(210) 688-9460 or (210) 688-9516

San Antonio Fisheries on Facebook

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Lake Buena Vista

2001 Madera Dr. 76705
0.68 acre

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John Provine
(254) 666-5190

Waco Area Fisheries on Facebook

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South Weeks Park

2005 Southwest Parkway
1 acre

Tackle Loaner: TPWD Inland Fisheries, 409 Chester

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Tom Lang

Wichita Falls Fisheries on Facebook

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New Houston Locations

Burke Crenshaw Park

Burke Crenshaw Park

4950 Burke Rd. Pasadena, TX 77504
3.8 acres

Amenities: restrooms, parking, playgrounds, walking trail, pier and bank fishing access, and abundant lighting.

Herman Little Park pier

Herman Little Park

18660 Casper Dr. Spring TX 77373
3 acres

Amenities: restrooms, pier and bank access, pavilion, skate park, playground, water fountains, walking trails, “little free library” and access to Cypress Creek Greenway

What to Catch

Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks fish big enough to catch and keep except in August. Stocking takes place every two to four weeks during summer and winter seasons. There should be a good supply of fish whenever you find time to visit!

Channel Catfish

Catfish

Catfish prefer strong-smelling baits. Try using nightcrawlers, chicken livers, shrimp, stinkbait, or cut hot dogs.

When to Catch

Catfish are stocked in most lakes late April through early November. Fish are not stocked in August because of the heat.

See stocking dates.

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

Cheese, kernel corn, nightcrawlers, red wigglers, and meal worms make good trout baits. If you’d rather use a lure, try a small inline spinnerbait or a spoon.

When to Catch

Rainbow trout prefer cold water and they survive only during winter in most parts of Texas. Trout stocking begins in late November or early December and continues until March.

See trout schedule.

Fishing Resources

Family fishing tackle gear

Gear and Licenses

Starter fishing gear can be purchased from many local retailers for as little as $30.

Buy online now - no waiting!

Kids under 17 fish free, and adult licenses start as low as $11 (one day, all-water).

Find a retailer to buy a starter fishing kit or buy your license in person.

Learn to Fish

How to Fish

Learn to fish using easy videos or help teach fishing with these free, fun, hands-on trainings!

Learn to Fish using these easy videos with the basics.

Teach Fishing help teach fishing with these free, fun, hands-on trainings!

Warden teaching girl how to fish

Neighborhood Fishin' Regulations

Fishing Rules for gear limits and bag limits on these lakes.

The following regulations apply to Neighborhood Fishin' lakes. They are also available on a handy wallet card.

License Requirements

Gear Restrictions

  • Fish with pole and line only. This means a rod & reel, fly rod, or cane pole.
  • No more than two fishing poles per person.
  • Trotlines, jug lines, fish traps, seines, cast nets, bows and spears are not allowed in Neighborhood Fishin' lakes.

Bag Limits

  • 5 per day for channel and blue catfish; no minimum length limit
  • 5 per day for trout; no minimum length limit
  • Each person fishing is entitled to his own daily bag limit.
  • For bag and size limits on other species, see our summary of fishing regulations.

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