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Fishing at Precinct 4 Parks

Fishing enthusiasts can experience many unique fishing opportunities year-round at lakes and creeks in Precinct 4.

Each winter, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) stocks the lakes at Bane and Burroughs parks with rainbow trout. Throughout the year, the lakes at Bane, Burroughs, and Meyer parks also contain bluegill, channel catfish, and largemouth bass. Anglers also have the opportunity to catch a wide variety of fish along Cypress and Spring creeks in Collins Park, Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, and Pundt Park.

All TPWD rules and regulations apply to the public waterways within Precinct 4. For more information on fishing regulations, licensing, and stocking, please visit the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Web site or call 800-792-1112.


Fish found in Precinct 4 Park Lakes

Black Bass

Bluegill

Channel Catfish

Rainbow Trout

Lake Rules and Regulations

Bane, Burroughs, Dennis Johnston, Kickerillo-Mischer, Meyer, and Pundt parks are classified as community fishing lakes in the state of Texas, so catch-and-release fishing is encouraged. Fishing is by pole and line only; anglers may not use more than two poles while fishing. For any species not listed below, please refer to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s bag and size limits

Species

Daily Bag Limits

Length Limits

Bluegill

No limit

No limit

Channel Catfish

3

12 inches

Largemouth Bass

Catch-and-release

No limit

Rainbow Trout

5

No limit




Fish found in Cypress and Spring Creeks

Alligator Gar

Black Crappie

Blue Catfish

Bluegill

Carp

Channel Catfish

Flathead Catfish

Freshwater Drum

Gizzard Shad

Largemouth Bass

Smallmouth Buffalo

Spotted Gar

Sunfish Family

Warmouth

White Bass

White Crappie

Yellow Bass

Creek Rules and Regulations

Fishing is permitted along the banks of Cypress and Spring creeks within Collins Park, Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, and Pundt Park. Late winter and early spring are successful times for catching white bass and crappie, while catfish can be caught year-round.

With the exception of the species listed below, there are no statewide bag or length limits for the fish pictured above.

Species

Daily Bag Limits

Length Limits

Alligator Gar

1

No limit

Catfish (Blue/Channel)

25
(in any combination)

12 inches

Crappie
(Black/White)

25
(in any combination)

10 inches

Flathead Catfish

5

18 inches

Largemouth Bass

5

14 inches

White Bass

25

10 inches