Fish Texas – September 2022

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Answer the Call of Fall Fishing

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Fall fishing can be some of the best of the year. Saltwater fishing is at its peak as Sept. sees redfish move from the bays to the Gulf, and Oct. finds flounder doing the same. Try the Laguna Madre for redfish, black drum and seatrout, Rockport for flounder. Sign up for our free Gulf Coast Fishing Reports for updates.

Freshwater fish also become more active as water temps cool. To find a spot near you, try the "Where to Fish" tool in the freshwater fishing section of the Outdoor Annual app. Use it to search for waterbodies from 5 to 50 miles of your location. Or visit any of these lakes for excellent fishing:

Choke Canyon – S of San Antonio

Lake Naconiche – N of Nacogdoches

Lake Limestone – E of Waco

Download the ShareLunker app so when you catch that 8+ pound bass this fall, you can enter it and claim your chance to win a $5000 Bass Pro Shops gift card.

For more tips on fishing in fall, read the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine story, The Direction of Fall Fishing. Fall is a refreshing time to be outside and the perfect time to fish – grab a friend or three and get out there!

NEW for 2022-23 and Important Dates

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New for 2022-23:

Digital tagging is now available as an option with select 2022-23 resident Super Combo licenses, including the Super Combo, Senior Super Combo and Lifetime Super Combo.

With these digital licenses you can now digitally tag your oversized red drum as well as deer and turkey harvests using the My Texas Hunt Harvest app and online. See how it works by watching our short video Digital Tagging 2022-2023

Check the Outdoor Annual for more of what's New This Year or find it on the app

Important dates to remember:

Refer to the Outdoor Annual for all your fishing regulation information.

Release Your Inner Chef: 3 Ways to Fry a Fillet

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Frying fish keeps it moist and protects its delicate flavor. But there's more than one way to fry a fillet. 

Chef Jesse Griffiths shares his love of redfish – and a bit of its history in Texas – along with his 3 favorite batters for fish-frying in the video Redfish Fried 3 Ways

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Consider Carp

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If you haven't thought about fishing for common carp, think again. Carp is considered a world-class sport fish, and anglers from around the world come to Texas in search of it. 

Carp put up a good fight and can be found in lakes and streams across the state. They can be caught with easy homemade carp baits, and many grow to monster size – always good for photos! Carp under 10 lbs. can be good eating, try any of our 7 recipes for carp

There are no bag or size limits on common carp, except in Lady Bird Lake, where an angler may keep only one carp per day that's 33" or longer. 

Find out more about the carp obsession in our video Catching Carp, the International Pursuit. Get your own obsession started with the tips in How to Catch Carp. Then join our free online class, Carp Fishing in Texas on Tues.,10/11 at 7 p.m. for more advanced tips – sign up today, then try carp fishing this fall.

A message from our non-profit partner, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation

Gear Up for an Online Auction Like No Other!

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s Gear Up for Game Wardens auction goes LIVE on Sept. 27 at 8 a.m.! 

Fishing for exclusive gear or a “bucket list” expedition? We have items to lure any angler. Reel in a coastal or inland adventure with a Texas Game Warden! Or better YET(I) – cast your bid on our colossal collection of exclusive YETI gear and other one-of-a-kind finds.

Register online or text GEARUP2022 to 243725

Auction proceeds provide program support to ensure Gear Up for Game Wardens can continue its work to get much-needed equipment in the hands of your Texas Game Wardens.

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