Catfish are regularly stocked for fishing in these Texas lakes, ponds

Texas Parks and Wildlife will stock 18 locations

Youth fishing at Garner State Park.
Youth fishing at Garner State Park. (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department)

SAN ANTONIO – Thousands of catfish are expected to be stocked in neighborhood lakes across Texas through Nov. 1 as part of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Neighborhood Fishin’ program.

TPWD has been stocking catfish regularly at San Antonio’s Southside Lions Park and Miller’s Pond since early May.

During the 2019 catfish season, Southside Lions Park was stocked with more catfish than any other lake in the program.

“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,” according to TPWD’s website.

The program is part of an effort by TPWD to bring fishing experiences to urban centers and get Texas families to connect with nature.

Sites open for fishing will be stocked every other week, according to TPWD.

The sites expected to be stocked regularly, according to TPWD, are:

  • Amarillo - Medical Center South
  • Austin - Bullfrog Pond
  • Austin - Kingfisher Lake
  • College Station - Central Park Pond #1
  • Dallas/Fort Worth - Greenbriar Park (Fort Worth)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth - Hurst Chisholm Park
  • Dallas/Fort Worth - Lakeside Park (Duncanville)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth - Mesquite City Lake
  • Dallas/Fort Worth - South Lakes Park South Pond (Denton)
  • Houston - Burke-Crenshaw Lake
  • Houston - Mary Jo Peckham Park
  • Houston - Herman Little Pond
  • Houston - Missouri City C.P.L.
  • San Angelo - Oakes Street
  • San Antonio - Miller’s Pond
  • San Antonio - Southside Lions Park
  • Waco - Buena Vista Park Lake
  • Wichita Falls - South Weeks

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