For most fishing trips in Texas, a valid fishing license is a requirement. Even with a license, checking the current regulations is always your best bet since rules can change. You can check the current laws and purchase a license here. Licensing fees go toward conservation activities, so you can be sure your money is going to a good cause.
In addition to the license, you’ll need to have the proper endorsement, either freshwater or saltwater. Looking for something other than fish in the water? You’ll still need your license and endorsement for mussels, clams, crayfish, or other aquatic life. Make sure to leave turtles and frogs alone unless you have a hunting license!
Did you know that there’s an exception to the license requirement if you’re fishing from the bank in a state park or in waters completely enclosed by a state park? You’ll still have to follow the other regulations, but it’s a great option if you’re in Texas for a short period of time or you have guests who want to fish on their own without purchasing a license. You also don’t need to have a license on Free Fishing Day, the first Saturday in June each year.
Whether you’re fishing this weekend or enjoying other activities, let Boat Stop Storage’s Rockport or Corpus Christi locations keep your boat safe and protected. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).