31 Tex. Admin. Code § 57.981

Current through Reg. 47, No. 18; May 6, 2022
Section 57.981 - Bag, Possession, and Length Limits
(a) For all wildlife resources taken for personal consumption and for which there is a possession limit, the possession limit shall not apply after the wildlife resource has reached the possessor's residence and is finally processed.
(b) The possession limit does not apply to fish in the possession of or stored by a person who has an invoice or sales ticket showing the name and address of the seller, number of fish by species, date of the sale, and other information required on a sales ticket or invoice.
(c) There are no bag, possession, or length limits on game or non-game fish, except as provided in this subchapter.
(1) Possession limits are twice the daily bag limit on game and non-game fish except as otherwise provided in this subchapter.
(2) For flounder, the possession limit is the daily bag limit.
(3) The bag limit for a guided fishing party is equal to the total number of persons in the boat licensed to fish or otherwise exempt from holding a license minus each fishing guide and fishing guide deckhand multiplied by the bag limit for each species harvested.
(4) A person may give, leave, receive, or possess any species of legally taken wildlife resource, or a part of the resource, that is required to have a tag or permit attached or is protected by a bag or possession limit, if the wildlife resource is accompanied by a wildlife resource document (WRD) from the person who took the wildlife resource, provided the person is in compliance with all other applicable provisions of this subchapter and the Parks and Wildlife Code. The properly executed WRD document shall accompany the wildlife resource until it reaches the possessor's residence and is finally processed. The WRD must contain the following information:
(A) the name, signature, address, and fishing license number, as required of the person who killed or caught the wildlife resource;
(B) the name of the person receiving the wildlife resource;
(C) a description of the wildlife resource (number and type of species or parts); and
(D) the location where the wildlife resource was killed or caught (name of ranch; area; lake, bay or stream; and county).
(5) Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, the statewide daily bag and length limits shall be as follows.
(A) Amberjack, greater.
(i) Daily bag limit: 1.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 38 inches.
(iii) Maximum length limit: No limit.
(B) Bass:
(i) The daily bag limit for largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, Alabama, and Guadalupe is 5, in any combination.
(ii) Alabama, Guadalupe, and spotted.
(I) No minimum length limit.
(II) No maximum length limit.
(iii) Largemouth and smallmouth.
(I) Minimum length limit: 14 inches.
(II) No maximum length limit.
(iv) Striped (including hybrids and subspecies).
(I) Daily bag limit: 5 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: 18 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(v) White.
(I) Daily bag limit: 25.
(II) Minimum length limit: 10 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(C) Catfish:
(i) channel and blue (including hybrids and subspecies).
(I) Daily bag limit: 25 (in any combination).
(II) No minimum length limit.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(IV) It is unlawful to retain more than 10 channel and blue catfish, in the aggregate, of 20 inches or greater in length.
(ii) flathead.
(I) Daily bag limit: 5.
(II) Minimum length limit: 18 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(iii) gafftopsail.
(I) No daily bag limit.
(II) Minimum length limit: 14 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(D) Cobia.
(i) Daily bag limit: 2.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 40 inches.
(iii) No maximum length limit.
(E) Crappie, black and white (including hybrids and subspecies).
(i) Daily bag limit: 25.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 10 inches.
(iii) No maximum length limit.
(F) Drum, black.
(i) Daily bag limit: 5.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 14 inches.
(iii) Maximum length limit: 30 inches.
(iv) One black drum over 52 inches may be retained per day as part of the five-fish bag limit.
(G) Drum, red.
(i) Daily bag limit: 3.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 20 inches.
(iii) Maximum length limit: 28 inches.
(iv) During a license year, one red drum exceeding the maximum length limit established by this subparagraph may be retained when affixed with a properly executed Red Drum Tag, a properly executed Exempt Angler Red Drum Tag or with a properly executed Duplicate Exempt Red Drum Tag and one red drum over the stated maximum length limit may be retained when affixed with a properly executed Bonus Red Drum Tag. Any fish retained under authority of a Red Drum Tag, an Exempt Angler Red Drum Tag, a Duplicate Exempt Red Drum Tag, or a Bonus Red Drum Tag may be retained in addition to the daily bag and possession limit as provided in this section.
(v) A person who lawfully takes a red drum under a digital license issued under the provisions of §53.3(a)(12) this title (relating to Super Combination Hunting and Fishing License Packages) or under a lifetime license with the digital tagging option provided by § 53.4(a)(1) of this title (relating to Lifetime Licenses) that exceeds the maximum length limit established by this subparagraph is exempt from any requirement of Parks and Wildlife Code or this subchapter regarding the use of license tags for that species; however, that person shall immediately upon take ensure that a harvest report is created and submitted via a mobile or web application provided by the department for that purpose. If the absence of data connectivity prevents the receipt of a confirmation number from the department following the report required by this subparagraph, the person who took the red drum is responsible for ensuring that the report required by this subparagraph is uploaded to the department immediately upon the availability of network connectivity.
(vi) It is an offense for any person to possess a red drum exceeding the maximum length established by this subparagraph under a digital license or digital tagging option without being in immediate physical possession of an electronic device that is:
(I) loaded with the mobile or web application designated by the department for harvest reporting under this subsection; and
(II) capable of uploading the harvest report required by this subsection.
(vii) A person who is fishing under a license identified in § 53.4(a)(1) of this title and selected the fulfilment of physical tags must comply with the tagging requirements of this chapter that are applicable to the tagging of red drum under a license that is not a digital license.
(H) Flounder: all species (including hybrids and subspecies).
(i) Daily bag limit: 5.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 15 inches.
(iii) No maximum length limit.
(iv) During November, lawful means are restricted to pole-and-line only and the bag and possession limit for flounder is two. For the first 14 days in December, the bag and possession limit is two, and flounder may be taken by any legal means. On September 1, 2021, the provisions of this clause cease effect.
(v) Beginning September 1, 2021, the season for flounder is closed from November 1 through December 14 every year.
(I) Gar, alligator.
(i) Daily bag limit: 1.
(ii) No minimum length limit.
(iii) No maximum length limit.
(iv) During May, no person shall fish for, take, or seek to take alligator gar in that portion of Lake Texoma encompassed within the boundaries of the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge or that portion of Lake Texoma from the U.S. 377 bridge (Willis Bridge) upstream to the I.H. 35 bridge.
(v) Any person who takes an alligator gar in the public waters of this state other than Falcon International Reservoir shall report the harvest via the department's website or mobile application within 24 hours of take.
(vi) Between one half-hour after sunset and one half-hour before sunrise, any lawful means other than lawful archery equipment and crossbow may be used to take an alligator gar in the portion of the Trinity River described in subsection (d)(1)(L)(ii) of this section, except for persons selected for opportunity as provided in § 57.972(j) of this title (relating to General Provisions).
(vii) Except for persons selected for opportunity as provided in § 57.972(j) of this title, no person in the portion of the Trinity River described in subsection (d)(1)(L)(ii) of this section may take an alligator gar by means of lawful archery equipment or crossbow between one half-hour after sunset and one half-hour before sunrise, or possess an alligator gar taken by means of lawful archery equipment or crossbow between one half-hour after sunset and one half-hour before sunrise.
(J) Grouper.
(i) Black.
(I) Daily bag limit: 4.
(II) Minimum length limit: 24 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(ii) Gag.
(I) Daily bag limit: 2.
(II) Minimum length limit: 24 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(iii) Goliath. The take of Goliath grouper is prohibited.
(iv) Nassau. The take of Nassau grouper is prohibited.
(K) Mackerel.
(i) King.
(I) Daily bag limit: 3.
(II) Minimum length limit: 27 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(ii) Spanish.
(I) Daily bag limit: 15.
(II) Minimum length limit: 14 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(L) Marlin.
(i) Blue.
(I) No daily bag limit.
(II) Minimum length limit: 131 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(ii) White.
(I) No daily bag limit.
(II) Minimum length limit: 86 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(M) Mullet: all species (including hybrids, and subspecies).
(i) No daily bag limit.
(ii) No minimum length limit.
(iii) From October through January, no mullet more than 12 inches in length may be taken from public waters or possessed on board a vessel.
(N) Sailfish.
(i) No daily bag limit.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 84 inches.
(iii) No maximum length limit.
(O) Seatrout, spotted.
(i) Daily bag limit: 5.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 15 inches.
(iii) Maximum length limit: 25 inches.
(iv) Only one spotted seatrout greater than 25 inches may be retained per day. A spotted seatrout retained under this subclause counts as part of the daily bag and possession limit.
(P) Shark: all species (including hybrids and subspecies).
(i) all species other than the species listed in clauses (ii) - (iv) of this subparagraph:
(I) Daily bag limit: 1.
(II) Minimum length limit: 64 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(ii) Atlantic sharpnose, blacktip, and bonnethead:
(I) Daily bag limit: 1.
(II) Minimum length limit: 24 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(iii) great, scalloped, and smooth hammerhead:
(I) Daily bag limit: 1.
(II) Minimum length limit: 99 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(iv) The take of the following species of sharks from the waters of this state is prohibited and they may not be possessed on board a vessel at any time:
(I) Atlantic angel;
(II) Basking;
(III) Bigeye sand tiger;
(IV) Bigeye sixgill;
(V) Bigeye thresher;
(VI) Bignose;
(VII) Caribbean reef;
(VIII) Caribbean sharpnose;
(IX) Dusky;
(X) Galapagos;
(XI) Longfin mako;
(XII) Narrowtooth;
(XIII) Night;
(XIV) Sandbar;
(XV) Sand tiger;
(XVI) Sevengill;
(XVII) Silky;
(XVIII) Sixgill;
(XIX) Smalltail;
(XX) Whale; and
(XXI) White.
(v) Except for the species listed in clause (ii) - (iv) of this subparagraph, sharks may be taken using pole and line, but must be taken by non-offset, non-stainless-steel circle hook when using natural bait.
(Q) Sheepshead.
(i) Daily bag limit: 5.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 15 inches.
(iii) No maximum length limit.
(R) Snapper.
(i) Lane.
(I) Daily bag limit: None.
(II) Minimum length limit: 8 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(ii) Red.
(I) Daily bag limit: 4.
(II) Minimum length limit: 15 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(IV) Red snapper may be taken using pole and line, but it is unlawful to use any kind of hook other than a circle hook baited with natural bait.
(V) During the period of time when the federal waters in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) are open for the recreational take of red snapper:
(-a-) the bag limit for red snapper caught in the EEZ is two, and the minimum length limit is 16 inches; and
(-b-) red snapper caught in the EEZ shall count as part of the bag limit established in subclause (I) of this clause.
(iii) Vermilion.
(I) Daily bag limit: None.
(II) Minimum length limit: 10 inches.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(S) Snook.
(i) Daily bag limit: 1.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 24 inches.
(iii) Maximum length limit: 28 inches.
(T) Tarpon.
(i) Daily bag limit: 1.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 85 inches.
(iii) No maximum length limit.
(U) Triggerfish, gray.
(i) Daily bag limit: 20.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 16 inches.
(iii) No maximum length limit.
(V) Tripletail.
(i) Daily bag limit: 3.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 17 inches.
(iii) No maximum length limit.
(W) Trout (rainbow and brown trout, including their hybrids and subspecies).
(i) Daily bag limit: 5 (in any combination).
(ii) No minimum length limit.
(iii) No maximum length limit.
(X) Walleye and Saugeye.
(i) Daily bag limit: 5.
(ii) No minimum length limit.
(iii) No maximum length limit.
(iv) Two walleye or saugeye of less than 16 inches may be retained.
(d) Exceptions to statewide daily bag, possession, and length limits shall be as follows:
(1) Freshwater species.
(A) Bass: largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, and Guadalupe (including their hybrids and subspecies). Devils River (Val Verde County) from State Highway 163 bridge crossing (Bakers Crossing) to the confluence with Big Satan Creek including all tributaries within these boundaries and all waters in the Lost Maples State Natural Area (Bandera County).
(i) Daily bag limit: 0.
(ii) No minimum length limit.
(iii) Catch and release only.
(B) Bass: largemouth and spotted.
(i) Caddo Lake (Marion and Harrison counties).
(I) Daily bag limit: 8 (in any combination with spotted bass).
(II) Minimum length limit: 14 - 18 inch slot limit (largemouth bass); no limit for spotted bass.
(III) It is unlawful to retain largemouth bass between 14 and 18 inches. No more than 4 largemouth bass 18 inches or longer may be retained. Possession limit is 10.
(ii) Toledo Bend Reservoir (Newton, Sabine, and Shelby counties).
(I) Daily bag limit: 8 (in any combination with spotted bass).
(II) Minimum length limit: 14 inches (largemouth bass); no limit for spotted bass. Possession limit is 10.
(iii) Sabine River (Newton and Orange counties) from Toledo Bend dam to a line across Sabine Pass between Texas Point and Louisiana Point.
(I) Daily bag limit: 8 (in any combination with spotted bass).
(II) Minimum length limit: 12 inches (largemouth bass); no limit for spotted bass. Possession limit is 10.
(C) Bass: largemouth.
(i) Chambers, Hardin, Galveston, Jefferson, Liberty (south of U.S. Highway 90), Newton (excluding Toledo Bend Reservoir), and Orange counties including any public waters that form boundaries with adjacent counties.
(I) Daily bag limit: 5.
(II) Minimum length limit: 12 inches.
(ii) Lake Conroe (Montgomery and Walker counties).
(I) Daily bag limit: 5.
(II) Minimum length limit: 16 inches.
(iii) Lakes Bellwood (Smith County), Davy Crockett (Fannin County), Kurth (Angelina County), Mill Creek (Van Zandt County), Moss (Cooke), Nacogdoches (Nacogdoches County), Naconiche (Nacogdoches County), Purtis Creek State Park (Henderson and Van Zandt counties), and Raven (Walker).
(I) Daily bag limit: 5.
(II) Minimum length limit: 12 inches.
(iv) Lakes Bright (Williamson County), Casa Blanca (Webb County), Cleburne State Park (Johnson County), Fairfield (Freestone County), Gilmer (Upshur County), Marine Creek Reservoir (Tarrant County), Meridian State Park (Bosque County), Pflugerville (Travis County), Rusk State Park (Cherokee County), and Welsh (Titus County).
(I) Daily bag limit: 5.
(II) Minimum length limit: 18 inches.
(v) Bedford Boys Ranch Lake (Tarrant County), Buck Lake (Kimble County), Lake Kyle (Hays County), and Nelson Park Lake (Taylor County).
(I) Daily bag limit: 0.
(II) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(III) Catch and release only.
(vi) Lakes Alan Henry (Garza County), Grapevine (Denton and Tarrant counties), Jacksonville (Cherokee County), and O.H. Ivie Reservoir (Coleman, Concho, and Runnels counties).
(I) Daily bag limit: 5.
(II) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(III) It is unlawful to retain more than two bass of less than 18 inches in length.
(vii) Nasworthy (Tom Green).
(I) Daily bag limit: 5.
(II) Minimum length limit: 14 - 18 inch slot limit.
(III) It is unlawful to retain largemouth bass between 14 and 18 inches in length.
(viii) Lakes Athens (Henderson County), Bastrop (Bastrop County), Buescher State Park (Bastrop County), Houston County (Houston County), Joe Pool (Dallas, Ellis, and Tarrant counties), Lady Bird (Travis County), Murvaul (Panola County), Pinkston (Shelby County), Timpson (Shelby County), Walter E. Long (Travis County), and Wheeler Branch (Somervell County).
(I) Daily bag limit: 5.
(II) Minimum length limit: 14 - 21 inch slot limit.
(III) It is unlawful to retain largemouth bass between 14 and 21 inches in length. No more than 1 bass 21 inches or greater in length may be retained each day.
(ix) Lakes Fayette County (Fayette County), Fork (Wood Rains and Hopkins counties), Gibbons Creek Reservoir (Grimes County), and Monticello (Titus County).
(I) Daily bag limit: 5.
(II) Minimum length limit: 16 - 24 inch slot limit.
(III) It is unlawful to retain largemouth bass between 16 and 24 inches in length. No more than 1 bass 24 inches or greater in length may be retained each day.
(x) Lake Lakewood (Williamson County).
(I) Daily bag limit: 3.
(II) Minimum length limit: 18 inches.
(D) Bass: striped and white bass their hybrids and subspecies.
(i) Sabine River (Newton and Orange counties) from Toledo Bend dam to I.H. 10 bridge and Toledo Bend Reservoir (Newton, Sabine, and Shelby counties).
(I) Daily bag limit: 5.
(II) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(III) No more than 2 striped bass 30 inches or greater in length may be retained each day.
(ii) Lake Texoma (Cooke and Grayson counties).
(I) Daily bag limit: 10 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(III) No more than 2 striped or hybrid striped bass 20 inches or greater in length may be retained each day. Striped or hybrid striped bass caught and placed on a stringer in a live well or any other holding device become part of the daily bag limit and may not be released. Possession limit is 20.
(iii) Red River (Grayson County) from Denison Dam downstream to and including Shawnee Creek (Grayson County).
(I) Daily bag limit: 5 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(III) Striped bass caught and placed on a stringer in a live well or any other holding device become part of the daily bag limit and may not be released.
(iv) Trinity River (Polk and San Jacinto counties) from the Lake Livingston dam downstream to the F.M. 3278 bridge.
(I) Daily bag limit: 2 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: 18 inches.
(E) Bass: white. Lakes Caddo (Harrison and Marion counties), Texoma (Cooke and Grayson counties), and Toledo Bend (Newton Sabine and Shelby counties) and Sabine River (Newton and Orange counties) from Toledo Bend dam to I.H. 10 bridge.
(i) Daily bag limit: 25.
(ii) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(F) Carp: common. Lady Bird Lake (Travis County).
(i) Daily bag limit: No limit.
(ii) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(iii) It is unlawful to retain more than one common carp of 33 inches or longer per day.
(G) Catfish: channel and blue catfish, their hybrids and subspecies.
(i) Lake Kyle (Hays County).
(I) Daily bag limit: 0.
(II) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(III) Catch and release and only.
(ii) Trinity River (Polk and San Jacinto counties) from the Lake Livingston dam downstream to the F.M. 3278 bridge.
(I) Daily bag limit: 10 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: 12 inches.
(III) No more than 2 channel or blue catfish 24 inches or greater in length may be retained each day.
(iii) Lakes Caddo (Harrison and Marion counties), Livingston (Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker counties), Sam Rayburn (Jasper County), and Toledo Bend (Newton Sabine and Shelby counties) and the Sabine River (Newton and Orange counties) from Toledo Bend dam to the I.H. 10 bridge.
(I) Daily bag limit: 50 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(III) No more than five catfish 30 inches or greater in length may be retained each day.
(IV) Possession limit is 50.
(iv) Lake Texoma (Cooke and Grayson counties) and the Red River (Grayson County) from Denison Dam to and including Shawnee Creek (Grayson County).
(I) Daily bag limit: 15 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: No limit
(III) No more than one blue catfish 30 inches or greater in length may be retained each day.
(v) Brushy Creek (Williamson County) from the Brushy Creek Reservoir dam downstream to the Williamson/Milam county line, Canyon Lake Project #6 (Lubbock County), North Concho River (Tom Green County) from O.C. Fisher Dam to Bell Street Dam, and South Concho River (Tom Green County) from Lone Wolf Dam to Bell Street Dam.
(I) Daily bag limit: 5 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(vi) Community fishing lakes.
(I) Daily bag limit: 5 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(vii) Lakes Bellwood (Smith County), Dixieland (Cameron County), and Tankersley (Titus County).
(I) Daily bag limit: 5 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: 12 inches.
(viii) Lakes Belton (Bell and Coryell counties), Bob Sandlin (Camp, Franklin, and Titus counties), Conroe (Montgomery and Walker counties), Hubbard Creek (Stephens County), Kirby (Taylor County), Lavon (Collin County), Lewisville (Denton County), Palestine (Cherokee, Anderson, Henderson, and Smith counties), Ray Hubbard (Collin, Dallas, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties), Richland-Chambers (Freestone and Navarro counties), Tawakoni (Hunt, Rains, and Van Zandt counties), and Waco (McClennan).
(I) Daily bag limit: 25 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(III) No more than five blue or channel catfish 20 inches or greater may be retained each day, and of these, no more than one can be 30 inches or greater in length.
(ix) Lakes Braunig (Bexar County), Calaveras (Bexar County), Choke Canyon (Live Oak and McMullen counties), Fayette County (Fayette County), and Proctor (Comanche County).
(I) Daily bag limit: 15 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: 14 inches.
(H) Catfish: flathead.
(i) Lake Texoma (Cooke and Grayson counties) and the Red River (Grayson County) from Denison Dam to and including Shawnee Creek (Grayson County).
(I) Daily bag limit: 5.
(II) Minimum length limit: No limit
(ii) Lakes Caddo (Harrison and Marion counties) and Toledo Bend (Newton, Sabine, and Shelby) and the Sabine River (Newton and Orange counties) from Toledo Bend dam to the I.H. 10 bridge.
(I) Daily bag limit: 10.
(II) Minimum length limit: 18 inches.
(III) Possession limit: 10.
(I) Crappie: black and white crappie their hybrids and subspecies.
(i) Caddo Lake (Harrison and Marion counties), Toledo Bend Reservoir (Newton Sabine and Shelby counties), and the Sabine River (Newton and Orange counties) from Toledo Bend dam to the I.H. 10 bridge.
(I) Daily bag limit: 25 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(ii) Lake Fork (Wood, Rains, and Hopkins counties) and Lake O' The Pines (Camp, Harrison, Marion, Morris, and Upshur counties).
(I) Daily bag limit: 25 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: 10 inches.
(III) From December 1 through the last day in February there is no minimum length limit. All crappie caught during this period must be retained.
(iii) Lake Texoma (Cooke and Grayson counties).
(I) Daily bag limit: 37 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: 10 inches.
(III) Possession limit is 50.
(iv) Lake Nasworthy (Tom Green County).
(I) Daily bag limit: 25 (in any combination).
(II) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(III) Possession limit is 50.
(J) Drum, red. Lakes Braunig and Calaveras (Bexar County), Coleto Creek Reservoir (Goliad and Victoria counties), and Fairfield (Freestone County).
(i) Daily bag limit: 3.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 20.
(iii) No maximum length limit.
(K) Gar, alligator.
(i) Falcon International Reservoir (Starr and Zapata counties).
(I) Daily bag limit: 5.
(II) No minimum length limit.
(III) No maximum length limit.
(ii) On the Trinity River and all tributary waters from the I-30 bridge in Dallas County downstream through Anderson, Ellis, Freestone, Henderson, Houston, Kaufman, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Navarro, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker counties to the I-10 bridge in Chambers County, including the East Fork of the Trinity River and all tributaries upstream to the Lake Ray Hubbard dam, the maximum length limit is 48 inches, except for persons selected by a department-administered drawing authorizing the take of a gar in excess of 48 inches in length.
(iii) During May, no person shall fish for, take, or seek to take alligator gar in that portion of Lake Texoma encompassed within the boundaries of the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge or that portion of Lake Texoma from the U.S. 377 bridge (Willis Bridge) upstream to the I.H. 35 bridge.
(L) Shad gizzard and threadfin. Trinity River below Lake Livingston (Polk and San Jacinto counties).
(i) Daily bag limit: 500 (in any combination).
(ii) No minimum length limit.
(iii) Possession limit: 1000 (in any combination).
(M) Sunfish: all species. Lake Kyle (Hays County).
(i) Daily bag limit: 0.
(ii) Minimum length limit: No limit.
(iii) Catch and release and only.
(N) Trout: rainbow and brown trout (including hybrids and subspecies).
(i) Guadalupe River (Comal County) from the second bridge crossing on the River Road upstream to the easternmost bridge crossing on F.M. 306.
(I) Daily bag limit: 1.
(II) Minimum length limit: 18 inches.
(ii) Guadalupe River (Comal County) from the easternmost bridge crossing on F.M. 306 upstream to 800 yards below the Canyon Lake dam.
(I) Daily bag limit: 5.
(II) Minimum length limit: 12 - 18 inch slot limit.
(III) It is unlawful to retain trout between 12 and 18 inches in length. No more than one trout 18 inches or greater in length may be retained each day.
(O) Walleye. Lake Texoma (Cooke and Grayson counties).
(i) Daily bag limit: 5.
(ii) Minimum length limit: 18.
(2) Saltwater species. There are no exceptions to the provisions established in subsection (c)(5) of this section.

31 Tex. Admin. Code § 57.981

The provisions of this §57.981 adopted to be effective June 27, 2010, 35 TexReg 5564; amended to be effective August 29, 2011, 36 TexReg 5363; amended to be effective September 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 6597; amended to be effective September 1, 2013, 38 TexReg 3790; amended to be effective September 1, 2014, 39 TexReg 6495; Amended by Texas Register, Volume 40, Number 29, July 17, 2015, TexReg 4697, eff. 9/1/2015; Amended by Texas Register, Volume 41, Number 33, August 12, 2016, TexReg 6052, eff. 9/1/2016; Amended by Texas Register, Volume 42, Number 26, June 30, 2017, TexReg 3396, eff. 9/1/2017; Amended by Texas Register, Volume 43, Number 22, June 1, 2018, TexReg 3603, eff. 9/1/2018; Amended by Texas Register, Volume 44, Number 34, August 23, 2019, TexReg 4505, eff. 9/1/2019; Amended by Texas Register, Volume 45, Number 33, August 14, 2020, TexReg 5651, eff. 9/1/2020; Amended by Texas Register, Volume 46, Number 33, August 13, 2021, TexReg 5065, eff. 9/1/2021; Amended by Texas Register, Volume 47, Number 02, January 14, 2022, TexReg 0094, eff. 1/18/2022