Thousands of catfish stocked in two SA neighborhood lakes for fishing

Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks neighborhood lakes across Texas

By Mary Claire Patton - Digital Content Curator

SAN ANTONIO - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be stocking neighborhood lakes across Texas with thousands of catfish this week, including two in San Antonio. 

Southside Lions Park and Miller's Pond in San Antonio will receive continuous stocking of catfish every two weeks through November.

Miller's Pond was stocked Wednesday and Southside Lions Park was stocked Friday. Click here to view the restock dates for catfish.

There will be a pause in restocking during August due to the summer heat.

“Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Texas,” said Dave Terre, Inland Fisheries management and research chief. “We want to make sure everyone has access, so we are bringing the fish to the people in the places where they largely reside.”

A fishing license is required for adults and can be purchased starting at $11 for a one-day, all-water access license. Children aged 16 and younger fish for free.

The stocking of neighborhood lakes around Texas comes as part of an effort by TPWD to bring fishing experiences to urban centers and get Texas families to connect with nature. 

TPWD will also be stocking lakes near Houston, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Waco and more. See a full list of locations here.

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