The first Saturday of June is a special day for Texas anglers, adventurers, and outdoorsman. Texas Fishing Day, as the tradition is called, lands this Saturday, June 3, it’s a day when Texas fishing enthusiasts can fish in any public body of water in Texas without the requirement of a license.
“Free Fishing Day is a wonderful opportunity for anglers to share their knowledge, skills, equipment, and love for fishing with a new participant, yet it’s also more than that,” said Craig Bonds, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries Director.
“We hope those trying fishing on this special day will also learn that purchasing a license is an act of conservation. A fishing license purchase is one of the simplest and most effective way people can support fisheries science and management.”
At Texas State Parks, visitors can fish for free without a state-issued license year-round. Texas Fishing Day opens the potential up to any public body of water in the state.
Some of the best places to fish in the Houston area include: Galveston Bay, Brazos Bend State Park, Lake Conroe, Sheldon Lake State Park. San Jacinto River, and Trinity Bay.