Need something fun for the whole family for Independence Day weekend?
Ten cities in Texas are home to ponds that will be stocked and ready to go for some Neighborhood Fishin’ fun, an event sponsored by local Texas governments and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Ponds will be stocked for at least two weeks with fish that are big enough to catch and take home.
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Austin, Amarillo, Bryan-College Station, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Angelo, San Antonio, Tyler, Waco and Wichita Falls.
Visit this page to find specific ponds in your area.
What to catch?
Go out and catch some channel catfish and rainbow trout in the smaller neighborhood lakes. Additionally crappie, white bass, sunfish and black bass can be caught.
Be sure to bring your tackle box, rod and bait. Teach the kids how to fish with these tips.
Kids under the age of 17 fish for free, but adults need to purchase a fishing license.
Check this page for more regulations on the Neighborhood Fishin’ event happening soon. And don’t forget, there is a loaner program for tackle, so don’t worry if you are lacking some equipment for the kids.
Visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Neighborhood Fishin’ page here.
DO you plan to fish one of these stocked ponds? Let us know where and when in the comments.