TPWD Stocking Lone Star Lakes With Catfish
Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife
Take the family fishing at Neighborhood Fishing lakes and ponds across Texas.
In a recent news release, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) said it will stock thousands of catfish at lakes across Texas from now into October. Part of the agency’s Neighborhood Fishin‘ program, these stockings provide opportunities for friends and families to participate in the Texas traditions of outdoor recreation by reeling in catfish close to home.
TPWD started stocking catfish in April and will continue into fall at 18 lakes, including five in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, four in the Houston area, two each in Austin and San Antonio, and one each in Amarillo, College Station, San Angelo, Waco and Wichita Falls.
“Neighborhood Fishin’ lakes are conveniently located in urban and suburban areas so Texans don’t have to travel far to have a great experience,” said Craig Bonds, director of Inland Fisheries. “Catfish are fun and easy to catch for anglers of all ages and experience levels. If you’ve never fished before, these are the perfect places to get started. If you are an experienced angler, these are the perfect places to introduce fishing to a friend or family member.”
The lakes/places scheduled for stocking include:
No fish will be stocked in August because of high water temperatures.
TPWD says anglers can keep up to five catfish of any size per day. At some locations, cleaning tables are available nearby. Children under 17 can fish for free, but adults who fish must have a fishing license. You can buy a “one-day, all-water” access fishing license for just $11.
For more information about Neighborhood Fishing lakes, click here.