With the upcoming school year rapidly approaching, anglers still have a chance to head outdoors and wet a line.
Did you know that a fishing license isn’t required while fishing inside a Texas State Park?
This applies to fishing from a bank, a pier, river or creek fishing and fishing from a boat in the water body is fully contained within the state park boundary, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
You can even wadefish in the coastal state parks along park property.
The program is called “Free Fishing in State Parks” and is aimed at more than 50 state parks and at numerous Wildlife Management Areas across Texas.
Bag limits, length limits and other regulations still apply and will be enforced.
Atascosa and McMullen county residents should take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
Especially since Choke Canyon State Park is included in the program.
Despite current low water situations at Choke Canyon, anglers can find areas where bass and catfish are biting.
Granted it’s difficult to locate fish along the banks since the water level is low, but the catfish at Choke Canyon are biting.
Fishing has been one of the most popular activities in the United States, according to TPWD.
So why not head out and make a day of fishing with friends and/or family?