Aquatic Invasive Species Team
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, Texas 78744


Public Waters Stocked with Triploid Grass Carp

The grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) is listed as a potentially harmful exotic species in Texas. However, state law allows controlled stocking of triploid (non-reproducing) grass carp to control nuisance aquatic plants. Anyone wishing to purchase or stock these fish in public or private water must first obtain a permit from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Grass carp are rarely caught by anglers, but it happens on occasion. This page lists public water bodies where Triploid Grass Carp Permits are in effect. If a grass carp is caught in these waters, it must be immediately returned to the water unharmed.

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County Water Body Name City or Location
Bowie Spring Lake Park Pool Texarkana
Brazoria First Capitol Park Pond 13th St. in West Columbia
Camp Pittsburg City Lake
Coke Knierim Bronte
Dallas Winn Park
Dallas Lakeside Park Duncanville, near Cedar Ridge & Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas Valley Ridge Park Cedar Hill, on Weaver east of Hwy. 67
Denton Roanoke Community Park Pond
Denton Flower Mound Rheudasil
Denton Churchill Crossing Pond
Fort Bend Forty Acre Brazos Bend State Park
Franklin Lake Cypress Springs
Grayson Waterloo Lake West side of Denison
Guadalupe GBRA Pool
Harris McGovern Lake Hermann Park, Houston
Harris Sheldon State Park Children's #1
Harris Theiss Attaway Nature Center Pond Tomball
Hartley Rita Blanca Kids Fishing Pond Rita Blanca WMA
Henderson Winchester Lake In Winchester Park East of FM 315 and South of Chandler
Hidalgo Rio Grande
Lampasas Sulphur Creek
Madison Madisonville
McLennan Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir
Midland Hogan Golf Course
Montgomery Lake Conroe
Polk Pedigo Park Pond #2 Livingston
San Saba Mill Creek Park Off Hwy 190, 5 blocks east of courthouse
Smith City of Whitehouse
Smith Harvey Lakes University of Texas at Tyler
Smith Tyler Nature Center Pond
Tarrant Webb Community Park Pond Arlington
Tarrant Green Valley Community Park Pond A North Richland Hills
Tarrant Grapevine Golf Course
Tarrant Kennedale City Park
Tarrant Randol Mill Duck Pond Arlington
Tarrant Cliff Nelson Pond
Taylor Elm Creek Buffalo Wallow Abilene State Park
Travis Southeast Metropolitan Park Ponds 1&5 Off Texas 71 east of Del Valle
Walker Lake Raven Huntsville State Park
Washington Holt Pond
Williamson Berry Springs Mill Pond Berry Springs Park & Preserve
Wood Lake Hawkins