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2015 Texas Crab Trap Removal Program

By January 29, 2015 News


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Crab Trap Removal Program runs from Feb 21-March 2. Volunteers are needed to assist in the coast-wide effort to remove the numerous traps that have been lost or abandoned since last year’s cleanup.

To facilitate volunteer trap removal efforts this year, TPWD will provide trap drop-off sites at several locations in each major bay system along the coast. Although traps may be removed anytime during the closure, the big focus day will be Saturday February 21st. We would like to encourage you and your friends to help remove these derelict traps in your fishing areas. If you have any questions regarding this effort please contact any of the TPWD staff.


Trap Drop-off Sites

SABINE LAKE – Local TPWD coordinator Jerry Mambretti (409) 983-1104 (ext. 222)

Mesquite Point Boat Ramp next to Walter Umphrey State Park — Facilitated & trap drop-off site
Pleasure Island Marina Boat Ramp – Trap drop-off site

GALVESTON BAY – Local TPWD coordinator Glen Sutton (281) 534-0110

Jones Lake State Ramp (Fat Boys) — Facilitated & trap drop-off site
Seabrook SH 146 Bridge Public Boat Ramp — Trap drop-off site
Fort Anahuac County Park Boat Ramp — Facilitated by Galveston Bay Foundation & trap drop-off site
Chocolate Bayou State Boat Ramp- FM 2004 — Facilitated & trap drop-off site

MATAGORDA BAY– Local TPWD coordinator Leslie Hartman (361) 972-6253

Mitchell Cut Boat (ICWW) Ramp @ Sargent – Trap drop-off site
Matagorda Harbor @ Matagorda – Trap drop-off site
Railroad Park @ Palacios – Trap drop-off site

SAN ANTONIO BAY – Local TPWD coordinator Norman Boyd (361) 983-4425

Charlie’s Bait Stand – Facilitated & trap drop-off site
Port O’Connor TPWD Docks – Facilitated & Trap drop-off site
Austwell Public Boat Ramp – Trap drop off site

ARANSAS BAY – Local TPWD coordinator Chris Mace (361) 729-5429

Goose Island State Park Boat Ramp – Trap drop-off site
North Cove Harbor Boat Ramp – Trap drop-off site

CORPUS CHRISTI BAY – Local TPWD coordinator Tom Wagner (361) 729-2328

South Conn Brown Harbor Public Ramp – Trap drop-off site
Ransom Channel Public Ramp – Trap drop-off site

UPPER LAGUNA MADRE – Local TPWD coordinator Faye Grubbs (361) 825-3353

Bluff’s Landing Marina – Trap drop-off site
Kaufer Park Boat Ramp – Trap drop-off site

LOWER LAGUNA MADRE –  Local TPWD coordinator Jason Ferguson (956) 350-4490

Adolfe Thomae County Park – Trap drop-off site
Port Mansfield Navigation District Ramp – Trap drop-off site


Please contact your local TPWD Coastal Fisheries Division office for details on how you can help.