Two San Antonio lakes will be restocked with catfish ahead of Labor Day weekend

Fancy a few hours of fishing this weekend?

Catfish stock photo (Pixabay)

SAN ANTONIO – Two popular fishing spots in San Antonio are going to be restocked with catfish ahead of the Labor Day weekend.

The Inland Fisheries San Antonio District of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced that Southside Lions Park and Miller’s Pond will both be stocked.

An estimated 850 catfish will be stocked at Miller’s Pond and 1,075 will be stocked at Southside Lions Park, officials said.

Both fishing spots will continue to be stocked regularly through the end of October.

Many Texas lakes are stocked with catfish as part of the annual Neighborhood Fishin’ program. The program is part of an effort by TPWD to bring fishing experiences to urban centers and get Texas families to connect with nature.

In previous catfish stocking seasons, Southside Lions Park was stocked with more catfish than any other lake in the program.

A fishing license is required for adult anglers and can be purchased starting at $11 for a one-day, all-water access license. Children aged 16 and younger can fish for free. You can purchase a license at local retailers or online here.

Anglers no longer need to carry their paper fishing license. A legible digital photo, emailed receipt, online purchase record or digital copy of your fishing license is also acceptable.


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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.