SECTION 53.6. Recreational Fishing Licenses, Stamps, and Tags  


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  • (a) The items listed in this subsection are sold only as part of a package. The price and terms of these items are as follows:

    (1) resident fishing license--$25;

    (2) special resident fishing license (valid for residents who are legally blind as described in Parks and Wildlife Code, §46.004)--$7 (one red drum tag shall be available at no additional charge with the purchase of a special resident fishing license);

    (3) senior resident fishing license (valid for residents who are 65 years of age or older on the date of license purchase)--$7;

    (4) "year-from-purchase" resident fishing license--$32. The "Year-from-purchase" resident fishing license is valid from the date of purchase through the end of the purchase month of the subsequent year;

    (5) non-resident fishing license--$53; and

    (6) Texas resident active duty military "all water" fishing package--$0. Package consists of a resident fishing license, a freshwater fish stamp, and a saltwater sportfishing stamp with a red drum tag.

    (b) The items listed in this subsection may be sold individually or as part of a package. Stamps sold individually shall be valid from the date of purchase or the start date of the license year, whichever is later, through the last day of the license year. Stamps sold as part of a fishing package shall be valid for the same time period as the license included in the package as specified in this rule. The price of these stamps is as follows:

    (1) freshwater fishing stamp--$5; and

    (2) saltwater sportfishing stamp--$7 plus a saltwater sportfishing stamp surcharge of $3. A red drum tag shall be issued at no additional charge with each saltwater sportfishing stamp.

    (c) Fishing packages and licenses. The price of any fishing package shall be the sum of the price of the individual items included in the package:

    (1) resident freshwater fishing package--$30. Package consists of a resident fishing license and a freshwater fish stamp;

    (2) resident saltwater fishing package--$35. Package consists of a resident fishing license and a saltwater sportfishing stamp with a red drum tag;

    (3) resident "all water" fishing package--$40. Package consists of a resident fishing license, a freshwater fishing stamp, and a saltwater sportfishing stamp with a red drum tag;

    (4) senior resident freshwater fishing package--$12. Package consists of a senior resident fishing license and a freshwater fishing stamp;

    (5) senior resident saltwater fishing package--$17. Package consists of a senior resident fishing license and a saltwater sportfishing stamp with a red drum tag;

    (6) senior resident "all water" fishing package--$22. Package consists of a senior resident fishing license, a freshwater fishing stamp, and a saltwater sportfishing stamp with a red drum tag;

    (7) "year-from-purchase" resident "all water" fishing package--$47. Package consists of a "year-from-purchase" resident fishing license, a freshwater fishing stamp, and a saltwater sportfishing stamp with a red drum tag;

    (8) resident one-day "all water" fishing license--$11. One red drum tag shall be available at no additional charge with the purchase of the first one-day license only;

    (9) non-resident freshwater fishing package--$58. Package consists of a non-resident fishing license and a freshwater fish stamp;

    (10) non-resident saltwater fishing package--$63. Package consists of a non-resident fishing license and a saltwater sportfishing stamp with a red drum tag;

    (11) non-resident "all water" fishing package--$68. Package consists of a non-resident fishing license, a freshwater fishing stamp, and a saltwater sportfishing stamp with a red drum tag;

    (12) non-resident one-day "all water" fishing license--$16. One red drum tag shall be available at no additional charge with the purchase of the first one-day license only; and

    (13) Lake Texoma fishing license--$12. Holders of a valid Lake Texoma License are exempt from freshwater fishing stamp requirements solely for the purpose of fishing on Lake Texoma.

    (d) Replacement licenses and packages.

    (1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the fee for replacement of a fishing package or license is $10.

    (2) The fee for replacement of a special resident all-water fishing package is $6.

    (3) The fee for replacement of a Texas resident active duty military and "all water" fishing package replacement is $0.

    (e) Fishing tags:

    (1) exempt angler red drum tag--$3. Provides a red drum tag for persons that are exempt from the purchase of a resident or non-resident fishing license of any type or duration;

    (2) bonus red drum tag provides a second red drum tag to persons that have previously received a red drum tag--$3;

    (3) individual bait-shrimp trawl tag--$37; and

    (4) saltwater trotline tag--$5.

Source Note: The provisions of this §53.6 adopted to be effective July 7, 2004, 29 TexReg 6309; amended to be effective January 3, 2005, 29 TexReg 12229; amended to be effective July 6, 2006, 31 TexReg 5341; amended to be effective May 14, 2007, 32 TexReg 2659; amended to be effective August 15, 2009, 34 TexReg 5381; amended to be effective May 9, 2013, 38 TexReg 2767; amended to be effective February 12, 2015, 40 TexReg 608