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

Friday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 93

Friday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 74

Saturday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 94

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 72

Sunday

Hot

Hi: 98

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 74

Monday

Hot

Hi: 100

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 75


Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 8/12: 160.17 (-4.23)



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Fishing Report from TPWD (Aug. 10)

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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