Fishing in a Texas State Park or local Neighborhood Fishin’ lake stocked with fish is fun, affordable and a good way for family and friends to spend time together outside. Plus, there’s a good chance your fish will be keepers and end up on your dinner table.

Where to Go Fishing

Beginner Fishing Programs

Want to go fishing, but don't know where to start? Here’s how:

  • Go Fish logoGo Fish: Families can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities. Equipment and bait are provided or bring your own. Check the Go Fish calendar for upcoming events.   
  • Tackle Loaner Program: Many state parks loan fishing equipment - just like a library loans books. Individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle for up to seven days of fishing. Find a loaner site near you.

Support Healthy Fish Populations 

Everyone plays an important role in maintaining healthy quantities of fish and fish habitats. When you purchase a fishing license or fishing equipment, you are supporting fishery management, hatcheries, conservation and education.

By learning to identify fish and respecting fishing regulations you can help protect fish populations. This ensures that they will continue to be available now and in the future.