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Matador WMA: Fishing

Phone: (806) 492-3405
3036 FM 3256
Paducah, TX 79248

Contact: Chip Ruthven

Dates Open: Year round.
Exception: Entire Area Closed for Special Permit Hunts

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Registration is required.


Fishing Permitted

For general information on fishing requirements and restrictions, see the General Rules of the Texas Fishing Guide. For information on fishing licenses, stamps, and tags, see Fishing Licenses.

Fishing Dates: Concurrent with all hunts and May 8-August 31. Only in Middle Pease River. Pole and line only.

Beaver ponds and pools on the Pease River hold bass, bluegill, and catfish. All fishermen must possess an Annual Public Hunting (APH) Permit or Limited Public Use (LPU) Permit.