John D. Parker East Texas State Fish Hatchery


Address
900 CR 218
Brookeland, Texas 75931

Contact
409-698-2052

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This is Texas newest freshwater hatchery and its open for public visits. The Hatchery came online in 2012 and is producing up 5 million fingerlings each year. The fingerlings are used to stock state's public waters. The John D Parker Fish Hatchery is financed by anglers who purchase the freshwater stamp along with their fishing licenses.

John. D. Parker produces largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish and forage fishes at a much higher capacity then the previous Jasper Fish Hatchery. Its name comes from the Commissioner of Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) from 2003 - 2009 who was instrumental in securing funding for the project.

Visitor Information

The hatchery is located in Jasper County below Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Access is via County Road 218, which joins Texas Recreational Road 255 just east of the Sam Rayburn dam about halfway between Texas 63 and US 96 north of Jasper. Hatchery tours are offered each Tuesday at 2 pm and Friday at 10 am for groups of 10 or less. Tours for groups of 10 or more can be arranged by appointment.

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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast

Wednesday

Sunny

Hi: 81

Wednesday Night

Clear

Lo: 55

Thursday

Sunny

Hi: 82

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 59

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 84

Friday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 61

Saturday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 85

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 62


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Water Level on 10/24: 161.77 (-2.63)



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Fishing Report from TPWD (Oct. 20)

GOOD. Water stained; 74 degrees; 2.51 feet low. Fishing is still looking the same as we head into the weekend. Largemouth bass continue to feed-up on shad in shallow water. The topwater action is good using topwater frogs and spinnerbaits. Schooling bass are good on crankbaits off the flats in 6-15 feet of water and Carolina jigs in 18-25 feet of water off of points. Crappie continue to migrate to deeper water 20-25 feet and North into the river and creeks. Topwater frog bite is better in the early mornings with a crankbait bite off flats.

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