Freshwater Bag and Length Limits

Valid Sep. 1, 2020 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Harvest Regulations

  • Statewide regulations apply to all public fresh waters except locations noted in the Exceptions to Statewide Freshwater Harvest Regulations.
  • For freshwater fishes not listed, there are no statewide daily bag or length limits.
  • It is a violation to leave unattended for any period of time or anchor a barge, boat, or fishing platform in the Trinity River below Livingston Dam in an area 1,000 feet from the dam to a point 1,500 feet downstream from the dam:
    • for more than 10 hours in a 24-hour period without moving 100 feet or more during that time, or for five or more consecutive days, whether or not it has been moved.
  • For saltwater finfish species caught in the brackish or fresh waters of this state, saltwater bag, possession and length limits apply.

Possession Limits

  • Possession limits are twice the statewide daily bag limits except for striped bass from Lake Texoma and alligator gar from Falcon International Reservoir.
  • For locations that have larger daily bag limits for some species (Caddo Reservoir, Lake Livingston, the Sabine River below Toledo Bend Reservoir, Sam Rayburn Reservoir, and Toledo Bend Reservoir), possession limits remain twice the statewide daily bag limits.
  • Definitions of daily bag and possession limit.