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March 24, 2022

TPW Commission Approves Changes to Freshwater Fishing Regulations for 2022-23

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted multiple changes to the freshwater fishing regulations for the upcoming 2022-2023 season at the meeting held March 24.

March 22, 2022

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Hosts “Fishing Fools Day

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is the perfect place to kick off the month of April with “Fishing Fools Day,” an event celebrating all things fishing. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 2 at the TFFC in Athens.

March 21, 2022

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest Areas in Galveston Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-2, TX-3 and TX-9 in Galveston Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

March 16, 2022

ShareLunker Hot Streak Rolls into March

ATHENS – Five new ShareLunkers landed in angler boats during the first two weeks of March, continuing a hot stretch for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) 2022 Toyota ShareLunker collection season.

March 15, 2022

Public Fishing, Paddling Access Expands with Two New Sites

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is expanding public fishing and paddling opportunities in the state with the addition of two leased river access sites through the River Access and Conservation Area (RACA) program.

March 3, 2022

February Ends with Historic Run of ShareLunkers

ATHENS – Anglers landed five Lunkers in five days, in the process recording two new lake records and two Top-30 fish – including the seventh largest in Texas history – to close out an active February in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD)’s 2022 Toyota ShareLunker season.

March 2, 2022

New Spotted Seatrout Regulations Begins March 16 in Multiple Bay Systems

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission approved proposed rule changes to bag and size limits for spotted seatrout on the middle and lower Texas coast during the January 2022 meeting.  The new rules take effect on March 16 in Matagorda Bay, San Antonio Bay, Aransas Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, and the Upper and Lower Laguna Madre Bay systems.

Feb. 25, 2022

Twenty-five New Fish Habitat Structures Added to Canyon Lake

CANYON LAKE– Anglers who visit Canyon Lake will have additional fishing spots to target thanks to recently installed structures intended to improve the habitat of sport fish species including largemouth bass, crappie and sunfish.

Convenient Family Fishing Education Opportunities Offered for Texans this Spring

ATHENS – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens has partnered with Fishing’s Future and the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund to provide convenient fishing education opportunities for families throughout Texas.

Feb. 23, 2022

ShareLunker Program Enjoys Back-to-Back Double Lunker Weekend

ATHENS – Anglers in Texas reeled in two more Legacy Class largemouth bass for the second consecutive weekend. Possum Kingdom kicked things off Friday afternoon Feb. 18 with its third Legacy Lunker of the 2022 Toyota ShareLunker season after securing the first two a weekend ago. Houston County Lake then followed suit Saturday afternoon Feb. 19 with its first Legacy Class fish since 1990 and in the process became the second consecutive waterbody to record a Legacy fish after a lengthy absence.