If you’re planning to go fishing in Texas, here are a few things you’ll need to do before your first trip: buy fishing license online, check TX fishing license and regulation details, research the best fishing spots. You may also want to check into local fishing programs, events and groups. We have all of the online resources to help you take full advantage of the diverse fishing opportunities that Texas offers.

Other resources can be found directly on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) website:

Free Fishing Days in Texas:

Free Fishing Days provide ideal opportunities for beginning or novice anglers to experience a day of fishing without having to purchase a TX fishing license. Most free fishing days take place during National Fishing and Boating Week.

  • Freshwater and Saltwater:  6/6/15; Free fishing every day in State Parks
  • Learn more about Texas Free Fishing details and requirements.

Texas, the Great Fishing State

Read this blog post to learn more about why Texas is such a great fishing destination, and to find out which specific areas are mentioned as some of the best fishing spots in the state.