Lake Fork fishing regulations

REGULATIONS:

Lake Fork is owned and operated by Sabine River Authority of Texas.  Lake Fork was opened to the public for fishing in the fall of 1980.

FISHING LICENSE:

License sales by phone are available by calling (1-800-895-4248) 24-hrs a day,with approved VISA or MasterCard. Licenses can be purchased by phone for immediate use withoutwaiting to receive an actual paper license by mail ( not valid for deer or turkey hunting due to tag requirements).You can also purchase your licenses from most Lake Fork merchants.

*Fishing License available at Pope's Landing Marina

REGULATION ON BASS:

Lake Fork’s current regulation on largemouth bass is a 16″to 24″ slot limit.( Bass over 16″ and less than 24″ must be returned to Lake Fork.) Only one bass per day 24 inches or greater may be retained.

REGULATION ON CRAPPIE:

Lake Fork’s current regulation on black and white crappie all crappie under 10 inches must be released.  Daily bag limit of 25. Lake Fork’s current regulation on black and white crappie caught from Dec. 1 through the last day of Feb., there is no Minimum Length Limit, Daily bag - 25 in any combination, and all crappie caught must be retained.

REGULATION ON CATFISH:

Blue & Channel Minimum Length Limit – 12 Inches, Daily Bag – 25 fish in any combination, Possession Limit – Twice the Daily Bag Limit. No exceptions.

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For more information about Lake Fork fishing regulations visit Texas Parks Wildlife Department website and ask for a TPWD pamphlet in our store.  

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