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Lake Texoma Fishing License
Texas Fishing License Information

In order to fish Lake Texoma, all persons over the age of 17 MUST POSSESS a Lake Texoma Fishing License. Regular Texas Fishing License and Oklahoma Fishing License DO NOT Apply to Lake Texoma! Since Lake Texoma is located in both Texas and Oklahoma, a Lake Texoma license is NEEDED.

Lake Texoma Fishing License Information

Texoma fishing licenses are valid until December 31 following the date of issuance, a person may fish in both the Texas and Oklahoma waters of Lake Texoma without any additional Texas or Oklahoma fishing licenses. A Texas resident 65 years of age or older does not need this license to fish in the Oklahoma portion of Lake Texoma. Lake Texoma license is valid ONLY on Lake Texoma.

Places To Purchase A Lake Texoma Fishing License

Wal Mart Super Center | 401 N Hwy 75, Denison, TX 75020

Daves Ski & Tackle | 4411 US-75, Denison, TX 75020

Texas Free Fishing Day

1st Saturday in June
On the first Saturday in June of each year, everyone can fish recreationally without licenses or endorsements. This opportunity exists so that more people can try fishing for the first time. If you already have your license, thank you for your support! Please consider inviting a friend or family member to join you.

Texas Fishing Regulations

The regulations enforced for fishing in the Texas area is to help assure that certain types of fish, certain sizes or specific areas will not be overfished. The regulations are also intended to protect the rights of anglers as well as landowners. Fishing regulations are found in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor. To begin, fishing in the Texas area is restricted to fishing by pole and line only. Anglers may use no more than two poles while fishing. After turning age 17, you must have a license to fish legally in public waters and licenses are renewed each year. For specific fish such as largemouth and smallmouth bass, there is a minimum length limit of 14 inches.

Texas and Oklahoma bag limits for Lake Texoma are the same:

Black bass: For largemouth and smallmouth bass, minimum length limit = 14 inches. No minimum length for Guadalupe or spotted bass. Daily bag limit is 5 fish for all four species in any combination.

Striped Bass:

  • Daily Bag Limit: 10 per person
  • Possession Limit: 20 per person
  • Size Limit: There is no minimum length limit
  • Only two striped or hybrid striped bass (of your max 20) 20 inches or greater per day
  • Culling of striped bass and hybrid striped bass is prohibited

White and Yellow Bass: For striped bass and hybrid striped bass, there is no minimum length limit. Daily bag limit = 10; possession limit = 20, and only two striped or hybrid striped bass 20 inches or greater may be retained each day. Culling of striped bass and hybrid striped bass is prohibited. For white bass, there is no minimum length; daily bag = 25 fish. There are no bag or size limits for yellow bass.

Carp: There is no minimum length limit or daily bag limit for common carp.

Catfish: For blue and channel catfish, minimum length = 12 and combined daily bag limit = 15 fish. Only one blue catfish 30 inches or greater may be retained each day. For flathead catfish, minimum length = 20 inches and daily bag = 5.

Crappie: For black and white crappie, minimum length limit = 10 inches and daily bag limit = 37 in any combination. Possession limit = 50 crappie.

Gar: During May, taking alligator gar is prohibited in the portion of Lake Texoma within the boundaries of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and from the U.S. 377 bridge (Willis Bridge) upstream to the IH 35 bridge. Otherwise, daily bag limit is 1 alligator gar of any size. No bag limits on other species of gar.

Sunfish: There is no minimum length or daily bag limit on bluegill, redear, warmouth or other species of sunfish.

Trout: For rainbow and brown trout, their hybrids and subspecies, there is no minimum length and daily bag limit = 5 trout in any combination.

Oklahoma Fishing Regulations

There are general regulations for fishing in Oklahoma and they include the following. It is unlawful to fish in Oklahoma without carrying a license or written evidence explaining that you are exempt. You cannot fish on the land of another without consent from the owner, lessee or occupant of the land. Anglers must obtain permission to enter any posted or occupied land devoted to farming, ranching or forestry. No one can sell, barter or trade fish, frogs or turtles, except with a commercial license.

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