Texas Fishing and Hunting Seasons Have Not Been Cancelled




Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order implementing a protocol for "essential services and activities" amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including fishing and hunting in the list. The executive order -- issued March 31 -- reads, in part:

"This executive order does not prohibit people from visiting parks, hunting or fishing so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and to minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household."

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials recently have been alerted to numerous posts on social media stating that hunting and fishing seasons for 2020-2021 had been canceled, despite no such order being given by state officials. In a statement, TPWD issued the following message: "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 tpwd.texas.gov."

While hunting and fishing remain open in the Lone Star State, many points of access to lakes, reservoirs and bays and even Gulf of Mexico beaches, have been shut down. Numerous local governments and agencies have issued their own decrees to close marinas and boat ramps, as well as not allowing fishing from piers and jetties -- places where anglers can congregate.

TPWD urges anglers to check community ordinances and check the status of the location you’re planning to fish before heading out. Also fishermen and hunters are reminded to maintain a minimum of 6 feet of social distancing and follow all guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, according to TPWD.

The executive order will remain in place through April.




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FAIR. Water stained; 89 degrees; 4.06 feet low. Fishing patterns are holding steady. Largemouth bass are good early in the morning with topwater frogs along grass ledges, and off point and drops with Carolina rigs and crankbaits. White bass are good schooling on the flats chasing shad. Crappie are fair on brush piles with live minnows. Bluegill are mixed in with the crappie biting on worms. Catfish are in creek channels off ledges and brush piles in 15 feet of water. Navigate with caution while the water level decreases. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.

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