Here's a quick rundown of what you need to know:
- Anyone born after January 1, 1931, must carry a freshwater fishing license, a saltwater fishing license, or a license that covers both saltwater and freshwater fishing in the public waters of Texas.
- Freshwater fishing licenses are required to take any fish, mussels, clams, crayfish, or other aquatic life from Texas public waters.
- Saltwater fishing licenses are required for all anglers born after January 1, 1931, who want to take any marine life out of the public saltwater bodies in and around Texas.
- You don't need a fishing license if you're fishing from the bank in a Texas state park, or fishing in waters that reside completely within a state park. Additionally, the first Saturday in June each year is known statewide as Free Fishing Day.
- Fees and costs associated with a license to fish may vary, depending on the type of package you would like to purchase or if it is single licensing. Other factors may also affect the price of your fishing permit, such as whether you are a resident or visitor of the state.