Apr 22

Fishing License Required over 65?

Are Texas residents 65 years of age and older required to purchase a fishing license?
Yes.  Texas residents age 65 and older are required to purchase a Texas fishing license. (However, Texas residents born BEFORE January 1, 1931 are exempt from the fishing license requirement.)  Several license purchase options are available for seniors 65 or older: Read More »

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Apr 18

Fishing Permits

With just a few exceptions, anyone wanting to fish in Texas waters must purchase a Texas Fishing Permit.  The permit program is administered by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.

Texas fishing and hunting permits are available at many retail locations, including most sporting goods stores and some grocery or convenience stores.

Persons under age 17, or those born before January 1, 1931, do not need to purchase a fishing permit.  They must, however, carry appropriate ID to prove their age.  Reduced cost permits are available to those over age 65, but born after January 1, 1931. Read More »

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Aug 27

Hello Fishermen!

Hello from Katy, on the edge of Fort Bend County not far from Houston, Texas. A few years ago I retired and looked all over the South for a place to live out my days where I could fish from my back yard and actually catch fish. Attached is a picture of a 3+ pound bass I caught on the third cast from a spot about 40 feet outside my back door. We bought the house and love it here. My Constable neighbor caught a 6 pounder recently so I need to get back out there and up my size a little.

After talking awhile we thought it would be fun find out where the “big ones” are and who is catching them. I was told of an 8 pounder caught at Old River Lake in Missouri City by a young lady fishing with an artificial worm but I don’t have any names or details.

This first issue is a search for the largest or most “Bass” caught in Ft. Bend County
in 2013. If you have a “catch” to include, please respond and I will publish the info as it accumulates. Pictures will be nice when possible but please be honest.
I need the location caught in Ft. Bend County, the fish size, who caught it, the bait used and when it was caught.

I’ll wait for some responders and try to gather some super tackle and location info as soon as I can get an official blog page started.

Old fisherman Tom

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