Alert

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.

Additional Information:
Angler Recognition Program Application Form media download(PDF 587.4 KB)
 

Angler Recognition Program Catch of the Month

Blue Catfish

Record Blue Catfish for Lake Waco

Jesse Ewing of Waco, Texas caught this blue catfish in Lake Waco on December 7, 2019. The fish weighed 84 lbs. 2 oz. and measured 52.5 inches in lenth. This is a catch and release water body record for Lake Waco.

See previous Catches of the Month


One interesting photo will be selected by our staff and showcased on the Angler Recognition Program website each month. Send us a good photograph of the fish and the angler and your catch may be selected!

Submission Guidelines:


For more information, contact:

Ron Smith–Inland Fisheries • (512) 389-8302 • anglers@tpwd.texas.gov
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department • 4200 Smith School Road • Austin, Texas 78744