Want to throw out a line in a private little place most people won't know about? Well here's your Katy insider's guide to some of the local favorite places to fish.
KATY MAGAZINE | June 2018
Opening photo of Mary Jo Peckham Park by Srini Sundajaran for Katy Magazine
1. Mary Jo Peckham Park 5597 Gardenia Ln.
It's no secret that if you want bites, you should try Peckham. The park is part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife's "Neighborhood Fishin'" Program. TPWD regularly re-stocks the lake at Mary Jo Peckham with catfish and rainbow trout every two to four weeks during summer and winter, with a brief pause in August. Kids 16 and under don't require a license.
Just north of Franz Road on Porter is a hike and bike park with a large, central lake. The real fishing though, is in a small, bottle-necked creek that runs underneath the road.
Several Katy fisherman have reported water near Peek Rd and S. Fry is a big spawning location for bass in the winter months.
4. Cinco Ranch - South Lake Village Three large, interconnected lakes yield sizable catches all year round. Your best bet is the southern-most lake near the playground. Note: This fishing area is only for Cinco Ranch residents and is catch and release.
5. Bear Creek
A pretty popular and well known spot just north of Clay Road, so expect to run into a few people, but your chances of hooking a nice crappie or big bass are fairly good.
6. John Paul Landing Park A fairly new installment near Katy Hockley and West Rd., local fisherman have said it's a great place to get bites, and great if you want to take the kids, too.
A bit of a departure from Katy, but worth the drive if you have the time. Located near 249 in nearby Cypress.