Those of us living in large metropolitan areas often forget that relaxing outdoors in nature can be one of life's greatest pleasures. Fishing is a popular pastime which doesn't require a lot of travel, money or equipment, and is also a great way to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends.
There are many public fishing spots located near the major metros of Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio. These public sites offer great fishing and most are no more than an hour's drive away. And the only equipment you really need is a rod and reel, some bait and a fishing license. You can click on the city links above to download a user-friendly map and description of fishing sites located near each major metropolitan area.
On the left you'll find links to other resources to help you get started or become a more experienced angler. We've included information on how to identify common fish species in Texas and up-to-date reports on the latest fishing conditions in your area.
Texas Parks and Wildlife wants everyone to experience why "Life's better outside...fishing!"
Buying a license is easy! They are sold in sporting goods stores, gun shops, discount stores, bait and tackle shops, and department stores throughout the state. Search locations