You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
June ideal time to fish Texas parks
AUSTIN -- In June, the weather’s warming up, fish are biting, and many Texans are eager to get outdoors to try to reel in bass, catfish, redfish, and other sport fish. Anglers of all ages should be reminded that they don’t need a fishing license to fish inside the more than 70 Texas State Parks that offer fresh or saltwater fishing from shore, pier, or boat.
If you’re new to the sport of fishing or want to introduce your children to a new way to enjoy the outdoors, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department makes it easy through the Go Fish! and Fish With-the-Ranger programs that teach the basics of angling and give an overview of the different types of fishing equipment.
In the Texas Hill Country, Inks Lake State Park west of Burnet will host a “Fishing With the Ranger” program from 6-7 p.m. every Friday throughout the summer. A similar hands-on fishing workshop will take place from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Lake Arrowhead State Park in Wichita Falls.
In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Go Fish! Learn-to-Fish events will be held at several state parks, including Cedar Hill (9 a.m.-noon, June 15) and Lake Tawakoni (9 a.m.-noon, June 15). For a complete list of summer fishing derbies and events, workshops, and other fishing-related activities, visit www.texasstateparks.org/fishing.
Some state parks even offer loaner equipment to families to make the fishing experience more affordable. Find one of 30 state parks near you that loans out rods, reels, and fishing tackle to use for up to seven days by visiting www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/angler_education/tackloan.phtml.
TPWD makes fishing close to home easier than ever by stocking fish in a number of local parks and ponds through its Neighborhood Fishing program. TPWD partners with local governments in 10 Texas cities to stock channel catfish and rainbow trout approximately every two weeks in small neighborhood lakes. In San Antonio, for example, anglers can fish at Miller’s Pond on the southwest side of town and Southside Lions Park on the southeast side.
To learn more about the Neighborhood Fishing program and where to go “wet a line,” visit www.neighborhoodfishing.org.
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Hudson aims arrows at national competition (May 25, 2016)
Poth elementary competes in Pirate Olympics (May 25, 2016)
Poth softball all-district (May 25, 2016)
Rutten places in Dallas tourney (May 25, 2016)
Signup for Stockdale sports camps is under way (May 25, 2016)
Falls City track places at State (May 18, 2016)
Floresville youth camps set (May 18, 2016)
Pirates fall to Blanco in Area (May 18, 2016)
State track meet results are in ... (May 18, 2016)
Tennis skills camp (May 18, 2016)
Bears take down Panthers for bi-district title (May 11, 2016)
Falls City track medals at Regionals (May 11, 2016)
Pirates keelhaul Raiders, head to Area (May 11, 2016)
Playoff roundup (May 11, 2016)
Poth track team qualifies for State (May 11, 2016)
Stockdale tennis wins big at district (May 11, 2016)
‘Killer’ first inning seals Beavers’ fate (May 11, 2016)
Adams signs with Schreiner (May 4, 2016)
Baseball, softball scores (May 4, 2016)
Beaverettes track wins Area (May 4, 2016)
Brahmas take down Bobcats (May 4, 2016)
FISD athletic physicals (May 4, 2016)
Floresville track runs well at Regionals (May 4, 2016)
Lubianski signs with Trinity (May 4, 2016)
Pirates plunder Mustangs for first in district (May 4, 2016)
Pirettes finish season (May 4, 2016)
Stockdale track wins big at Regionals (May 4, 2016)
Volleyball team in the gold (May 4, 2016)