Texas restocking thousands of catfish at 4 Houston-area neighborhood fishing lakes

Texas Parks and Wildlife hold thousands of catfish at four fishing lakes in the Houston area, the department said in a press release.

Across Texas, families can enjoy 18 neighborhood fishin ‘lakes, including five in Dallas-Fort Worth and two each in the Austin and San Antonio areas. There are also lakes in Amarillo, College Station, San Angelo, Waco, and Wichita Falls.

The program allows families and friends to stay close to home, enjoy time outdoors, and catch a catfish.

“The neighborhood Fishin ‘Lakes are conveniently located in both urban and suburban areas so Texans don’t have to travel 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 these are the perfect places to get started. If you are a seasoned angler these are the perfect places to introduce a friend or family member to fishing. “

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According to the press release, each of the lakes will receive channel catfish every two weeks until the end of October – with a short break in the heat of August.

The neighborhood Fishin ‘Lakes are in city and county parks and offer ample parking, restrooms, lighting, and other recreational amenities in addition to fishing.

All anglers can keep up to five catfish of any size per day with no minimum length restrictions. In some locations, cleaning tables are available nearby so families can easily clean their catch.

Children under 17 fish for free, but a license is required for all adults who fish. Fishing licenses can be purchased for just $ 11 for one-day all-water access.

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