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TPWD News Release — April 24, 2006

Urban Areas To Be Fishing Hotspots This Spring and Summer

AUSTIN, Texas — Anglers in eight Texas cities will benefit from a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department program that will stock catchable-size channel catfish in selected Community Fishing Lakes every two weeks during April, May, June, July, September and October.

TPWD stocks fingerling catfish in lakes and ponds all over Texas. The special stockings of adult, legal-to-catch fish are part of an urban fishing pilot program now in its fourth year. The primary objective is to create family fishing opportunities for urban Texans close to home.

Anglers are reminded that Community Fishing Lakes have special regulations for channel and blue catfish. The bag limit is five per day, and there is no minimum length regulation for catfish on these small lakes. The annual statewide Free Fishing Day (June 3) is a great opportunity for people thinking about getting into fishing to give these lakes a try.

Locations to be stocked:

2006 Stocking Dates (all dates are subject to change):

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