Katy Residents Fish Free this Saturday


June 4, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

This Saturday, June 5 is Free Fishing Day in Texas, the annual day when the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department waives their required fishing license that is strictly enforced for anyone fishing over 16 years of age. Katy offers many great spots to fish.

Joey and Kadence Glasenapp. Photo credit: Shasta Glasenapp

Fish for FREE Saturday

Katy has a lot of great fishing holes for those avid fishermen and those just wanting to have a little summer fun with the kids. This Saturday is a great opportunity to give fishing a try without the need for the required fishing license.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website, a valid fishing license can be purchased online.

Freshwater - Resident/$30, Non-resident/$58, Seniors/$12

Saltwater - Residents/$35, Non-residents/$63, Seniors/$17

What could you catch?

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, a variety of fish can be found in Texas waters including types of basses, catfish, crappies, carp, and minnows. Check their website for a complete list of locations and available types of fish.

Where to go in Katy?

*Click the link for details or a map.

Mary Jo Peckham Park

5597 Gardenia Ln.

It's no secret that if you want bites, you should try Mary Jo Peckham Park in Old Katy. The