Inland Fisheries Dallas-Fort Worth District -Texas Parks and Wildlife

Inland Fisheries Dallas-Fort Worth District -Texas Parks and Wildlife We manage the public waters of Dallas, Denton, Rockwall, and Tarrant Counties of North Texas. Comment Guidelines: http://on.fb.me/cWf2LL TPWD Mission: "To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and
(19)

You are invited to share your pictures, videos or comments about the topic being discussed. Please keep your comments courteous and be respectful of others. Comments are reviewed according to TPWD guidelines and policies. We reserve the discretion to remove comments that: - Contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; - Contain threats or defamatory statements; - Contain personal attacks or insulting statements directed toward an individual; - Contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability; - Promote or endorse services or products; (Note that non-commercial links that are relevant to the topic or another comment are acceptable) - Are unrelated to the topic being discussed; - Are of a repetitive or “spamming” nature (the same comment posted multiple times). The views expressed in comments reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of Texas Parks and Wildlife or the Texas state government.

Operating as usual

Texas hunting, fishing and boating regulations are all digital this season! The Outdoor Annual is available online or as...
08/24/2020

Texas hunting, fishing and boating regulations are all digital this season! The Outdoor Annual is available online or as a free mobile app at https://OutdoorAnnual.com. The app works even in the most remote areas without needing internet or cell coverage, provides location-based hunting and fishing information and lets you store your license purchase history. Available FREE on iOS and Android.

New season Fishing + Hunting licenses are on sale NOW! Order online or find a retailer at https://bit.ly/NewTXLicensesFi...
08/19/2020

New season Fishing + Hunting licenses are on sale NOW! Order online or find a retailer at https://bit.ly/NewTXLicensesFish. Your license fees are used for on-the-ground conservation efforts and to keep fishing and hunting great in Texas. Thank you!

May they Rest In Peace.
08/12/2020

May they Rest In Peace.

Today we honor our colleagues who died in a helicopter crash on Saturday while conducting bighorn sheep aerial surveys in Brewster County. These men dedicated their careers to conserving Texas wildlife and their efforts will be felt for years to come. We welcome you to share your thoughts and memories.

08/07/2020

Happy Friday! Just a quick reminder that catfish stockings will not occur during August. They are scheduled to resume September 4, 2020. Thanks!

07/29/2020
TPW Boat Tour - Video 1

Ever wondered what we mean when we say "electrofishing?" Want to know how an electrofishing boat works? Want to see it in action? Here are 3 short videos showcasing our electrofishing boat and how we use electrofishing to collect fish. Enjoy!

Video 1: https://vimeo.com/riverlegacyfoundation/tpwboattour
Video 2: https://vimeo.com/riverlegacyfoundation/tpwelectroshock
Video 3: https://vimeo.com/riverlegacyfoundation/tpwprocessingthefish

This is "TPW Boat Tour - Video 1" by River Legacy Foundation on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

We spent the last two days partnering with US Army Corps of Engineers team members enhancing aquatic habitat in Lake Lew...
07/17/2020

We spent the last two days partnering with US Army Corps of Engineers team members enhancing aquatic habitat in Lake Lewisville. Funding for this project was provided by a Friends of Reservoirs grant. The overall project will include planting aquatic vegetation, building and deploying artificial fish habitat, and rip rap for shoreline erosion control around the reservoir.

Calling all bass anglers! This is a really cool research project that is under way and will help us all learn how to may...
07/09/2020

Calling all bass anglers! This is a really cool research project that is under way and will help us all learn how to maybe catch a few more fish. Stay tuned!

Despite healthy largemouth bass populations at Toledo Bend and Lake Fork, catch numbers are down. We've launched a study to track bass movement and behavior, which will help anglers better target their catch. If you catch a tagged bass, please take pictures, record the tag number and release the fish. Here are details on the study and where to report your catch: https://bit.ly/BassTrackingStudy

06/02/2020

Texas Hunting and Fishing License, Boat Registration Offices Open for Appointments Only
June 1, 2020
Media Contact: TPWD News, Business Hours, 512-389-8030

AUSTIN— Starting June 1, all Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement offices statewide and the license and registration office at the Austin headquarters will reopen to customers with appointments. Social distancing, face coverings and other public health measures will be mandatory for all customers.

Appointments will be scheduled in 15-minute increments with the first appointment beginning at 8:15 a.m. and the last appointment at 4:30 p.m. Missed appointments must be rescheduled for another time. Customers can schedule an appointment by calling the law enforcement office or license and registration office directly.

New business practices will be in effect for all offices including:

Only one customer is allowed in the office, unless a caregiver is needed
Cash, checks and money orders are acceptable methods of payment. Credit cards and debit cards are not accepted at this time.
Customers must complete all necessary forms before arriving for their appointment
No walk-ins will be allowed at this time

Available services at these offices include original titles and registration, registration renewal, transfer of existing titles and registration, replacement certificates for number cards, decals and titles, pre-paid party boat inspections, party boat operators license, addition or release of a lien, commercial licenses and permits, and game warden inspections.

Additional services, only being processed by mail at the Austin headquarters, are bonded titles and abandoned bonded titles.

Catfish stockings occurred today at 3 of the 5 Neighborhood Fishin' sites in the DFW Metroplex. Fish were stocked at Sou...
05/15/2020
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: Neighborhood Fishin

Catfish stockings occurred today at 3 of the 5 Neighborhood Fishin' sites in the DFW Metroplex. Fish were stocked at South Lakes Park Pond in Denton, Greenbriar Park in Fort Worth, and Lakeside Park in Duncanville. Chisholm Park in Hurst and Mesquite City Park were not stocked this week in efforts to reduce crowding. Please remember to do your part to keep fishing safe and fun for everyone. For the latest on current conditions, please check this out: Thanks!

UPDATE...Thank you for the great responses! We are happy to have so many great anglers that care about fishing in Texas....
05/01/2020

UPDATE...
Thank you for the great responses! We are happy to have so many great anglers that care about fishing in Texas. We have all of the anglers that we need at this time. We look forward to working with you all! Stay tuned!

See below for an update on catfish stockings:Catfish stockings at Neighborhood Fishin’ Program (NFP) sites that are open...
04/17/2020
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: Catfish Stocking

See below for an update on catfish stockings:
Catfish stockings at Neighborhood Fishin’ Program (NFP) sites that are open to the public for fishing began the week of April 13. However, due to factors relating to COVID-19, the exact stocking dates and times for each individual NFP site are not published and are subject to change at any time. Please do not contact TPWD for specific stocking dates and times. Sites open for fishing will be stocked every other week and anglers should practice social distancing, avoid crowded places and follow CDC guidelines. Please check this site https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/catfish_stocking.phtml for more information and before going fishing as stocking sites may be closed at any time by local authorities.

frequent stocking of catfish in selected neighborhood lakes

FYI
04/07/2020

FYI

At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas State Parks will be closed to the public effective at the close of business Tuesday, April 7 in order to maintain the safest environment for visitors, volunteers and staff. We will continue to stay current with the latest public health recommendations and will announce when a definite reopening date has been determined. Here are the details: bit.ly/StateParksClose

Just a reminder for our angling friends!
04/01/2020

Just a reminder for our angling friends!

Many folks have asked about fishing. Please check your local community ordinances to see if outdoor activities such as fishing are allowed. If fishing is allowed, check the status of the location you’re planning to fish before heading out, as some access points may be closed.

Keep yourself and the community safe by maintaining a minimum of 6 feet social distancing and following all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as detailed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html and the Texas Department of State Health Services at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/.

And as always, make sure you have a fishing license (you can purchase your license online) and follow all state fishing rules and regulations as posted in the Outdoor Annual at https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/

There are some “fake news” articles circulating social media that say the 2020-21 hunting and fishing season has been ca...
03/25/2020
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

There are some “fake news” articles circulating social media that say the 2020-21 hunting and fishing season has been canceled. This is a hoax and not true. Always confirm TPWD-related issues through our website at https://tpwd.texas.gov/

You can buy your fishing and hunting licenses online at https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/

You will need to check with your local community’s shelter-in-place guidelines. Please follow social distancing protocols and all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as detailed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html and the Texas Department of State Health Services at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/.

We recommend checking the status of the location you’re planning to visit in advance of heading out, as some access points may be closed. As always, make sure you have a license and follow all state regulations as posted in the Outdoor Annual at https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/.

Welcome to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The parks are open, but it’s recommended that you purchase online and print before going to the park.
03/21/2020

The parks are open, but it’s recommended that you purchase online and print before going to the park.

Starting at 8 a.m. March 21, to further enhance the safety of visitors and staff, Texas State Parks will no longer accept check or cash payments until further notice. Most parks still accept card payments at the park, but visitors are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase and print camping and day-use permits through the Texas State Parks Reservation System before traveling to a park.. This restriction does not include park concessionaires operated by third-parties within parks. For more information, visit TexasStateParks.org

03/19/2020
Lake Arlington, TX

Lake Arlington is back in business!

Hi boaters, ramps are now open at Richard Simpson Park and Bowman Springs!

Lake Arlington joins the list of reservoirs currently closed to boating traffic.
03/18/2020

Lake Arlington joins the list of reservoirs currently closed to boating traffic.

Lake Arlington entrances at Bowman Springs and Richard Simpson Park are closed until further notice. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

FYI- due to all the rain, Lake Worth is currently closed to boating traffic. For more info, see the city's news feed:
03/17/2020
Lake Worth closed at 6:30 p.m. until further notice

FYI- due to all the rain, Lake Worth is currently closed to boating traffic. For more info, see the city's news feed:

Fort Worth will close Lake Worth at 6:30 p.m. March 16, giving anyone on the water the chance to get their boats out. The lake will remain closed until further notice.

03/13/2020

Fly Fest Update!
We just heard that TRWD Fly Fest has been cancelled due to Tarrant County's recommendation to cancel events over 250 for the next 7 days due to the COVID-19 situation.

Please follow TRWD - Tarrant Regional Water District for updates about fishing the tournament area.

03/03/2020

1500 Rainbow Trout are loving their new home at LLELA (LLELA Lewisville Lake). Tight lines!!

03/02/2020

Good news!!!
We will be able to stock 1,550 Rainbow Trout at LLELA (Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area) tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3rd. We won't know a time until tomorrow morning, but the stocking should be done around mid-morning. Tight lines!

...and another one! This is the second for the lake near Lubbock this year! Might be a good time to go catch the bass of...
03/01/2020

...and another one! This is the second for the lake near Lubbock this year! Might be a good time to go catch the bass of a lifetime!

Blake Cockrell just landed the 3rd ShareLunker Legacy Class fish of the year! This 13.28lbs bass from lake Alan Henry is his 2nd ShareLunker over 13lbs for this season. That’s right, less than 3 weeks after landing a 14.36lbs bass Blake landed another fish of a lifetime. Wow!!
#ShareLunker
#BiggerBetterBass

Toad alert!! 😳
02/29/2020

Toad alert!! 😳

BREAKING NEWS!! Congratulations to Joe Castle on catching the 2nd ShareLunker Legacy Class of 2020! This beast weighed 15.34lbs and is the pending new lake record for Nacogdoches!
#ShareLunker
#BiggerBetterBass

02/26/2020

1560 Rainbow Trout just went in to Trinity Park off University Dr just north of I-30. Tight lines!

02/25/2020

Update on LLELA Rainbow Trout Stockings: Too much water is still being released, so we will be stocking half (1,550) of the Rainbow Trout at Trinity Park in Fort Worth tomorrow morning. We won't know a time until tomorrow morning, but we expect between 10 and 11.
We will make a decision about the remaining half of the trout scheduled for LLELA on Monday morning. If the release slows down enough, we will stock them at LLELA. If not, we will stock them at a different, to be determined, location. Stay tuned!

02/21/2020

The rainbow trout are on their way to the 5 DFW Neighborhood Fishin’ Ponds. We are out of the office today so we don’t have exact times, but all 5 locations will be stocked by mid-afternoon. One truck is stocking Lakeside Park at Duncanville and Mesquite City Park. A second truck is stocking Greenbriar, Hurst and Denton. Tight lines!!!

Due to all of the rain over the last month and a half raising water levels in Lake Lewisville, the releases from the dam...
02/17/2020

Due to all of the rain over the last month and a half raising water levels in Lake Lewisville, the releases from the dam are still too high to safely stock the Rainbow Trout planned for Tuesday, February 18 at LLELA below Lewisville Lake dam. This means we have had to postpone BOTH stockings for LLELA. We will provide an update as soon as we have a new date and location worked out. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding!

We would like to say a big thank you to the volunteers who came out today and helped us clean up the roadways around our...
02/13/2020

We would like to say a big thank you to the volunteers who came out today and helped us clean up the roadways around our office below the Lake Worth dam!

Update!!!!We finally got all of the bamboo crappie condos and PVC Georgia Structures deployed into Lake Arlington at the...
02/11/2020

Update!!!!
We finally got all of the bamboo crappie condos and PVC Georgia Structures deployed into Lake Arlington at the end of January. We added Georgia Structures to 3 sites where crappie condos had already been deployed, and we created a new habitat site (#4) with PVC Georgia Structures and crappie condos. The coordinates for all 4 sites are listed in a table included in the images. We listed them in Decimal Degrees (DD) and Degrees Minutes Seconds (DMS), but if you use another format, you can just plug the numbers into a GPS Coordinate converter.

The final image shows what the structures look like on a depth finder when you pass over them.

Thanks again to Arlington Parks and Recreation, Martin High School Bass Club, Kennedale HS Outdoor Education Club, and Fort Worth Fly Fishers for all of your help with this project.

Funding for this project was provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife's Conservation License Plate fund. To view the license plates and see other projects that have been funded, please visit: https://conservationplate.org/.

The time is here to catch some giants! This 14.36 pounder was caught in Lake Alan Henry by Blake Cockrell over the weeke...
02/10/2020

The time is here to catch some giants! This 14.36 pounder was caught in Lake Alan Henry by Blake Cockrell over the weekend! 😲

Boom! Blake Cockrell of Lubbock lands the first Legacy Class ShareLunker of 2020. This 14.36 pound beauty was caught at Lake Alan Henry. Thank you Blake for loaning us your Lunker so we can make Bigger, Better Bass! #ShareLunker #BiggerBetterBass

02/09/2020

For those of you wondering about the Rainbow Trout stocking at Frisco Commons, please follow our Inland Fisheries Denison District - Texas Parks and Wildlife as they manage Collin County waters. I have heard from them that the fish have been stocked as the City of Frisco hosted a special event yesterday. Thanks!

Address

6200 Hatchery Rd.
Fort Worth, TX
76114

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:00
Thursday 07:30 - 17:00
Friday 07:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(817) 732-0761

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Inland Fisheries Dallas-Fort Worth District -Texas Parks and Wildlife posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Videos

Nearby government services


Comments

The white bass and hybrids are picking up a little on Benbrook. “Hotter than heck though”
postable calendar links would be very helpful for days you are adding fish.
Are there calendar links that we can connect with our Google calendars for the release times and dates?
Is there a schedule for the trout release In Frisco ?on the 8th
Thanks so much for the bags with goodies and information. Everyone loved them and used them to carry their fish to the check-in tent!
When are you guys going to stock lakeside park.
Greetings from Saint Augustine, FL! In August 2019, I will be relocating to the Dallas area with my family. We are avid fishermen and don't know much about the inland waterways and lakes near Dallas. Any recommendations for resources and magazines. would be much appreciated. I've heard from a friend (and researched online) that there was once a program to stock saltwater redfish (red drum) into freshwater Texas lakes (like Fairfield). Is this true??? We are very familiar with this species in our coastal area, but I'm curious if this program continues and how successful it is. Can you catch redfish in the Dallas area? My little boy and I are anxious to know :-) Thanks in advance.
Is the Frisco pond getting stocked or did it get re scheduled?
Hows the stocking schedule looking tomorrow? I'll be fishing Mesquite city park. Just need to know what time to be there. Thanks for all y'all do.
You folks still stocking Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie today? If so, is there a time?
Thanks for sticking in Waxahachie I miss catching these guys
My husband, Danny and I would love to help clean up at Denton. Pond really needs attention. We usually take our Grandkids, but reeds and cattails are taking over and we have no place to fish with our Grandkids beside us. Also was at park fishing on some sort of park day for school kids and saw boxes of turtles (I assume class pets) dumped into fishing pond. Turtles are really bad at the pond and there is a type of green turtle that came out of the pond aggressively (ran at Grandkids and tried to bite the Grandkids).