Practice social distancing even when outdoors.

Please follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Check the status of the location you're planning to fish.

Some fishing access points are closed. As always, a valid fishing license is required and you must follow Texas fishing regulations, which can be found in the Outdoor Annual.

See list of temporary closures and operations adjustments.


Fisheries Programs and Initiatives

Thank you for fishing! Your license and gear purchases support management and conservation of healthy Texas fisheries for all to enjoy.

Your dollars support population monitoring, fish hatcheries, stocking, regulations development, and habitat conservation. In addition, there are many more programs and efforts that help sustain Texas fishing, including:

Sporting goods and equipment purchases also support the federal Sport Fish Restoration Initiative, which funds additional restoration and conservation in Texas.