Cooper WMA: Fishing

Phone: (903) 945-3132
829 CR 4795
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482-0402

Contact: Howard Crenshaw

Dates Open: Open year round.


Fishing Permitted

For general information on fishing requirements and restrictions, see the Outdoor Annual Fishing Regulations. For information on fishing licenses, stamps, and tags see Outdoor Annual Fishing Licenses.

An Annual Public Hunting permit is not required for fishing only.

Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, white bass, and hybrid striped bass. Special regulations govern the harvest of largemouth bass at Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Dam (Cooper Reservoir). There is a minimum length limit of 18 inches and a daily bag limit of five fish. All other game fish are managed under statewide regulations.