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April 18, 2011

Catfish Stockings in Houston-area Lakes to Begin the Week of April 18

ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will begin stocking channel catfish the week of April 18 into two Houston-area lakes that are part of the Neighborhood Fishin’ program.

The two sites are located at Mary Jo Peckham Park, 5597 Gardenia Lane,in Katy and Tom Bass I Park, 3452 Fellows Road,in South Houston. Stockings will take place every two weeks until the end of October, except during the month of August.

Stockings are planned for the following weeks: April 18; May 2, 16 and 30; June 13 and 27; July 11 and 25; September 5 and 19; and October 3, 17 and 21.

Exact dates for stocking may vary and are not announced in advance in order to spread fishing pressure over the entire week.

Anyone 17 years or older needs a fishing license to fish at the Neighborhood Fishin’ locations, and anglers can use no more than two poles while fishing. The bag limit for channel catfish is five fish per day with no minimum length limit.

Neighborhood Fishin’ is a cooperative effort between TPWD and local cities to promote fishing in community fishing lakes. Neighborhood Fishin’ is supported by local government partners and the Toyota Texas Bass Classic Foundation. For more information visit


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