Texas Travel

National Fishing Day Hot Spots

By Callie Leahy 6.1.14

With more than 80,000 miles of Texas water streams, 14 major rivers, and the Gulf of Mexico just a day trip away, the Lone Star State has some of the best fishing spots in the south. So grab the kids and head to one of these Texas hot spots this summer to celebrate National Fishing Day on June 7.

Port Aransas – With the nickname “the fishing capital of Texas,” you know Port Aransas is a serious playground for anglers. From public fishing piers to marinas and charter fishing trips, the home of the oldest fishing tournament in the Texas Gulf Coast has a little something for everybody.

Joe Pool Lake – For some of the best fishing in North Texas, visit DFW-based Joe Pool Lake and Marina. The area is home to not only one but two state parks, two local parks, camping grounds, Lynn Creek Marina, and boat ramps aplenty.

Lake Tawakoni – Touted as one of the best places to catch catfish in this great state, Lake Tawakoni is one of Texas’ virtually undiscovered lakes.

O.H. Ivie Lake – Located just one mile from Sweetwater, O.H. Ivie Lake in Big Spring is your premier spot for catching monstrous largemouth bass and West Texas’ own sunfish.

Texas Parks and Wildlife has many resources for Texas anglers, from Neighborhood Fishin’ programs to the TPWD’s list of the best places in the state to fish, as well as fishing education programs and kid-friendly fishing activities throughout the summer months.