Restrictions to Protect Spawning Alligator Gar

When conditions such as water temperature and flooding events would be conducive for spawning of alligator gar, the TPWD Executive Director may temporarily prohibit taking or attempting to take alligator gar in a specified area for a period not to exceed 30 days. Conditions that would be used to invoke this action include water temperatures between 68 and 82°F and occurrence of moderate flood levels as defined and reported by U.S. Geological Survey gauges. Notice of this action will be posted on this web page, distributed to print and broadcast media, and shared through appropriate social media accounts. The notice will specify the area to be closed and when lawful fishing for alligator gar may resume.

During May, fishing for, seeking, or taking alligator gar is prohibited in the portion of Lake Texoma within the boundaries of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and from the U.S. 377 bridge upstream to the IH 35 bridge.

No additional restrictions for alligator gar are in effect at this time.