In order to fish Lake Texoma, all persons between the ages of 16 – 79 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
Type 208: $12
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 licenses. Texas residents 65 years of age or older do not need this license to fish in the Oklahoma portion of Lake Texoma. 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
June 3, 2023
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. They are 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.
Lake Texoma Stripped Bass Limit
For striped bass and hybrid striped bass, no MLL, daily bag = 10 and possession limit = 20, and only 2 striped or hybrid striped bass, 20 inches or greater, may be retained each day. Culling of striped bass and hybrid striped bass is prohibited. View more regulations on TPWD.org.
Large & Smallmouth Bass
For specific fish such as largemouth and smallmouth bass, there is a minimum length limit of 14 inches.
There is no minimum length for Guadalupe or Spotted Bass; however, the daily bag limit is 5 fish for all four species. For White, Striped and Yellow Bass, there is a minimum length of 18 inches and a daily bag limit of 5 in any combination. White bass have a minimum length of 10 inches and a daily bag of 25. For Yellow Bass, Carp or Sunfish, there is no bag or size limits.
For Blue Catfish, there is no minimum length but there is a combined daily bag of 5. For Crappie’s, the minimum length limit is 10 inches with a daily bag limit of 25. For rainbow and brown trout, there is no minimum length; however, the daily bag limit is 5. Freshwater and saltwater fish must be released if it has gone over the slot limit.
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.
- No one can enter, swim, wade or operate a boat or a floating device in any safety zone. Those that are fishing cannot possess, consume or use any alcoholic beverages on any land or waterway that is subject to the control of the Wildlife Department, except for those areas as designated as parking or camping areas.
- No one can stock fish in any public waters including streams and rivers without written consent from the Wildlife Department director.
Texas & Oklahoma Fishing Links
Texas Parks & Wildlife Website: https://tpwd.texas.gov/
Oklahoma Parks & Wildlife: https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/