CCA Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and industry leaders have built the largest saltwater redfish, spotted seatrout, and southern flounder hatchery system in the world releasing nearly 1 billion fingerlings into our Texas bays.
The CCA Texas Management Committee recently approved $41,000 in funding for a 15 acre marsh cordgrass planting project on the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge.
Thus far in 2022, hatchery staff have released 44,457 flounder into Galveston Bay and 23,989 flounder into Aransas Bay.
The new rules take effect on March 16 in Matagorda Bay, San Antonio Bay, Aransas Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, and the Upper and Lower Laguna Madre Bay systems.
At their January meeting, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPWC) passed temporary regulation changes for spotted seatrout, with a beginning target date of March 10th (beginning date subject to change).
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public input on the proposed rules changing bag and size limits for spotted seatrout on the middle and lower Texas coast.
Shane and Pat discuss the recreational angler’s response to the emergency rule to help speckled trout stocks rebound after the devastating February 2021 freeze.
STAR 2021 began with a feeling of uncertainty and ended with an emphatic confirmation of our fellow Texans’ commitment to conservation.
WATCH: CCA & Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 2021 Laguna Madre Spotted Sea Trout Fingerling Release
WATCH: Highlights from the CCA & Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 2021 Laguna Madre Spotted Sea Trout Fingerling Release.
NEW from Texas Parks and Wildlife: Emergency Spotted Seatrout Regulations Extended 60 Days in Laguna Madre
“The data from our Coastal Fisheries biologists clearly shows declines in spotted seatrout populations in multiple Texas bays. While the 60-day extension of regulation changes is warranted now in the Laguna Madre, additional focus on trout fishery recovery in the San Antonio and Matagorda Bay systems is needed as well.”