Tomorrow is Free Fishing Day in Texas

By June 17, 2018
Catfish | TRWD

Need a place to go fishing this summer? The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) has you covered! TPWD and Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) are collaborating on a fish study that was performed by TPWD on the Trinity River Monday, May 14.

TRWD provided river access for TPWD to do some electrofishing to help determine what species of fish are commonly found in the Clear Fork and West Fork of the Trinity River. TPWD surveyed four different locations that are also known TRWD Kayak Launch sites.

The data will be used to enhance fish habitat, strengthen native fish communities and improve recreational fishing opportunities in the future. TRWD has been promoting urban fishing for the past 30 years, and through collaborating with TPWD hope to improve recreational fishing using this data.

We are hooked about this because tomorrow – June 2 – is free fishing day in Texas, which means you can fish in any public body of water without a license!

To learn more about this event, check out the TPWD page. Catch-and-release fishing is recommended in these locations, and you have the opportunity to snag some Largemouth Bass, Blue and Flathead Catfish, sunfish, and more.

Get out on the water, have a reel good day and enjoy time #fishingthefort!





Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 550.73 550.00 0.73
Benbrook 694.33 694.00 0.33
Bridgeport 821.58 836.00 -14.42
Cedar Creek 322.41 322.00 0.41
Eagle Mountain 645.21 649.10 -3.89
Lake Worth 591.29 594.00 -2.71
Richland-Chambers 315.34 315.00 0.34
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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