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A fishing license is required for all public lakes in Texas. Fishing in state parks and casting from the banks of state parks do not require a license. When obtaining a license keep in mind that capturing frogs and turtles requires a hunting license. Active duty as well as disabled veterans do not have to pay for a license. Medical reasons relating to disabilities that include mental and physical disabilities are eligible for fee waivers. Certain seniors and children do not need to pay for a fishing license either. Can you guess these popular Texas fishing destinations by their clues?

1. The largest man-made body of water in Texas. This lake is located on the Texas and Louisiana boarder. The largest recorded weight comes from a bow fishing catch. An alligator gar weighing 248 pounds was caught in 2013.
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2. Black bass fishery is the most popular at this reservoir located approximately 11 miles northwest of Jasper. There are over 400 tournaments held every year. White bass fishing is recommended in the spring. There is an abundance of hybrid striped bass, bluegill and redear sunfish.
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3. Wilderness paddling experienced kayakers and canoers in good physical condition that understand the river challenges, hazards, and river-use etiquette can paddle 47 miles from the Baker's Crossing at Highway 163, or 32 miles from Del Norte, downriver to Lake Amistad National Recreation Area.  Fishing here is known for largemouth and small mouth bass.
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4. On the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas, a license is required that would cover lakes in both states. There are over 70 species of fish, the most prominent is Stripers. In 2004 a record blue catfish was caught here. Weighing over 121 pounds the fish was 23 years old.
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5. Located on Big Cypress Bayou on the Texas-Louisiana state line. Named after a tribe that settled the area. According to legend the lake was formed by an earthquake caused by a chief's failure to obey the Great Spirit. Outside of the fishing this lake is also known for goose and duck hunting.
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6. This Hill Country location has largemouth bass, some weighing about nine pounds that are caught each year. Also found here, bluegill, redbreast, and redear fishing. Fishing during the summer months is best done at night due to heavy recreational boating activity in the daytime. Anglers should use caution when fishing at night.
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7. Four miles west of Three Rivers, this reservoir is surrounded by a state park. The park is split into two units. One unit is for day access the other has camping and overnight facilities. Bass are abundant with frequent reports of double-digit fish being boated.
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8. Due to previous restrictions for largemouth bass, this lake now dominates the Texas Top 50 Largemouth Bass list. Peak fishing for largemouth bass is said to be from February to April. This reservoir is owned and operated by the Sabine River Authority of Texas.
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9. Formerly known as Town Lake, there are restrictions under Austin ordnances such as no swimming, no water balloons, and specifics on watercraft. Only boats powered by electric motors with capacity of five horsepower and lower are allowed. No gas powered motor vessels are allowed. It is unlawful for any person to fish from the deck or other portion of any bridge which crosses the Colorado River within the city limits.
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10. Located in Van Zandt, Rains, and Hunt counties, 15 miles southeast of Greenville on Caddo Creek and the South Fork and Cowleech Fork of the Sabine River. Expect to find striped, hybrid striped bass, white bass, catfish, crappie, and largemouth bass.
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