Whether you want to fish the Gulf waters for snapper or prefer to fish freshwater lakes for largemouth bass, fishing in Texas is popular due to its diversity. In this section, you will find important Texas fishing and boating resources that include local fishing reports, where to buy fishing licenses, how to get your Texas boat license, places for boat storage, and where to take a boater’s safety course.
Over 70 Texas States parks offers fresh and saltwater fishing, and in some of these parks no licenses are required! Another fun fact is that there are 66 artificial reef sites along the coast of Texas that attract large saltwater fish and nearly 200 marine fish species. Are you ready to fish?
In Texas, there are a variety of fishing techniques you can practice. Saltwater pier and surf fishing are two of the most common types of fishing for beginning anglers and seasoned veterans. You can practice other inshore fishing as lake fishing and fly fishing.
For more information on fish species visit Fishopedia
If you want to find more places to go fishing and boating with your family or friends, check our interactive map.
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