The Texas seatrout bag limit and the Guadalupe River trout fishery have been modified.
Thanks to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, daily seatrout limits have been set at five, extending the current limit in the Lower Laguna Madre area to the Highway 457 Bridge. The limit is still 10 per day from the Land Cut to Louisiana.
There is also a temporary two-year closure of oyster harvesting in parts of Matagorda Bay, plus an extension of the two flounder per day bag limit restrictions currently in effect.
The state’s only year-round freshwater trout fishery has also received modifications: there’s now a 12- to 18-inch slot length limit with a five-fish daily bag limit, and harvest is on;y allowed by artificial lures.
In addition, only one trout over 18 inches can be retained.
These changes come at a time when spring fishing is just getting in full gear, as Texas prepares for yet another busy fishing season, full of opportunities to catch some exciting and unique fish.
Do you fish for trout or seatrout in Texas? How will these changes affect your season? Leave your thoughts below.