How much is a ticket for fishing without a license in Texas?
|No/expired commercial fishing license||$205.00|
|No/expired fish guide license||$205.00|
|No/expired fish boat license||$205.00|
|No retail/wholesale fish dealer license||$255.00|
Can you catch and release fish without a license in Texas?
Fishing License Requirements
Any person who takes or attempts to take fish, mussels, clams, crayfish or other aquatic life in the public waters of Texas must have a current Texas fishing license with the appropriate endorsement.
What happens if I get caught without a fishing license in Texas?
For most Texas fishing rules, a violation will result in a citation with a fine of less than $500. You could receive a number of citations from the same incident, with multiple fines. The real cost comes if you are ordered to pay restitution to the state for the value of each damaged or dead animal.