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Texas Parks & Wildlife Fishing Info

Purchase fishing license online at:

https://www.txfgsales.com/

Canyon Lake Attractors

Fishing Reports:

Fishing Report - weather.com

 Fishing Report - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

 Freshwater Lakes
Click on the lake for more information.

Lake Travis

Granger Lake

Canyon Lake

Braunig Lake

Calaveras Lake

Choke Canyon

All children under 13 years of age in motorboats under 26 feet in length must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD while underway. Underway means not at anchor, made fast to the shore, or aground.

If you have a personal lifevest for your son or daughter that is under age 13, please bring it with you. I have a couple of youth life vests but, would prefer that you bring one for your childs comfort and safety.
Please ensure that your son or daughter understands that they will have to wear the vest the entire trip until we tie back up to our dock.



Children under the age of 17 do not need a fishing license.







 

Texas Parks and Wildlife Angler Awards
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If you or your child qualifies for any of these awards I will help you get the paperwork started.)

State Catch and Release Records - for the catch and live release of the longest fish of a qualifying species from Texas public waters.

  • Rod & Reel - longest fish of a species caught by any method of rod & reel fishing.
  • Fly Fishing - longest fish of a species caught by fly fishing methods using artificial flies.

Records by Weight

State Records for Public Waters

  • Rod & Reel - largest fish of a species from Texas public waters by any method of rod & reel fishing.
  • Fly Fishing - largest fish of a species from Texas public waters by fly fishing methods using artificial flies.
  • Bow Fishing - largest fish of a species from Texas public waters by bow fishing.
  • Other - largest fish of a species from Texas public waters by any other legal method, excluding nets.

State Records for Private Waters

  • Rod & Reel - largest fish of a species from Texas private waters by any method of rod & reel fishing.
  • Fly Fishing - largest fish of a species from Texas private waters by fly fishing methods using artificial flies.
  • Bow Fishing - largest fish of a species from Texas private waters by bow fishing.

Water Body Records

  • Rod & Reel - largest fish of a species from a particular Texas public water body by any method of rod & reel fishing.
  • Fly Fishing - largest fish of a species from a particular Texas public water body by fly fishing methods using artificial lures.
  • Bow Fishing - largest fish of a species from a particular Texas public water body by bow fishing.
  • Other - largest fish of a species from a particular Texas public water body using any other legal method, excluding nets.

Other Awards

First Fish Award - for the first fish caught by an angler of any age.

Elite Angler Award - a lifetime achievement award for catching five trophy-class fish in the freshwater or saltwater divisions

Big Fish Award - for catching a trophy class fish of a qualifying species.

Outstanding Angler - for a catch that does not meet the requirements of other award categories, but still deserves recognition.

 

 

Statewide Bag and Length Limits for Freshwater Fish
Species Daily Bag Length (minimum)
Bass: 5 (in any combination)  
largemouth and smallmouth 14 inches
spotted and Guadalupe No minimum
Bass, striped and hybrid 5 (in any combination) 18 inches
Bass, white 25 10 inches
Bass, yellow No limit No minimum
Catfish: channel and blue, their hybrids and subspecies 25 (in any combination) 12 inches
Catfish, flathead 5 18 inches
Crappie: white and black, their hybrids and subspecies 25 (in any combination) 10 inches



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