Texas Fishing License

Buy A Texas Fishing License Online Today.

– Anyone under 17 years of age is NOT required to have a valid fishing license to fish in the state of Texas.

– Anyone born BEFORE January 1, 1931 is NOT required to have a valid fishing license to fish in the state of Texas.

– Any person proven to be intellectually disabled is NOT required to have a valid fishing license to fish in the state of Texas.

– A fishing license is not required to fish on waters completely enclosed within private property – with permission form the property owner in Texas.

– An electronic license or permit (such as on your smartphone) can now be displayed in place of a physical paper license or permit in Texas.

– “Package” licenses include fishing license and either a freshwater endorsement, a saltwater endorsement with a red drum tag, or both endorsements, depending on the package selected.

– Most fishing licenses in Texas are valid form the date of purchase to August 31 each year.

FREE FISHING DAY: First Saturday of June each year.

FREE FISHING IN STATE PARKS: Anglers can fish free all year at more than 70 state parks (park entry fees still apply).

PRICES DISCLOSURE: We do our best to stay current, but prices can change without notice to us. The prices below may or may not be the exact current prices for the license(s) listed.

How much does a Texas fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in Texas can range from a little over $10.00 for a Resident 1-Day All-Water fishing license to about $450.00 for a Nonresident Lifetime fishing license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

Texas Resident Freshwater Fishing License Prices

Texas Resident Annual Freshwater Fishing (Package) License – Item 231

$30.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Annual Sr. Freshwater Fishing (Package) License – Item 234

$12.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Annual All-Water Fishing (Package) License – Item 233: Freshwater and Saltwater license

$40.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident 1-Day All-Water Fishing License – Item 213: Freshwater and Saltwater license

$11.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Annual Sr. All-Water Fishing (Package) License – Item 236: Freshwater and Saltwater license

$22.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Annual Special All-Water Fishing (Package) License – Item 244: Freshwater and Saltwater license

$7.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Annual Year-From-Purchase All-Water Fishing (Package) License – Item 237: Freshwater and Saltwater license

$47.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Lake Texoma License – Item 208A person may fish in both the Texas and Oklahoma waters of Lake Texoma without any additional Texas or Oklahoma fishing licenses.

$12.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Freshwater Fishing Endorsement – Item 256Required in addition to a valid fishing license if you take or attempt to take fish in the public fresh waters of Texas.

$5.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Saltwater Fishing License Prices

Texas Resident Annual Saltwater Fishing (Package) License – Item 232

$35.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Sr. Annual Saltwater Fishing (Package) License – Item 235

$17.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Sport Oyster Boat License – Item 328For boats with a current registration in Texas or having a current certificate of documentation from the U.S. Coast Guard that shows the owner’s address is in Texas.

$13.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Saltwater Fishing Endorsement – Item 211: Required in addition to a valid fishing license if you take or attempt to take fish in the public salt water of Texas.

$10.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Saltwater Bonus Red Drum Tag – Item 599Required to take an additional red drum longer than 28 inches per license year.

$3.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Saltwater Trotline Tag – Item 307Required for each 300 feet, or fraction thereof, on all non-commercial trotlines and sail lines placed in the coastal waters of Texas. Available at TPWD Coastal Law Enforcement offices.

$5.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Saltwater Individual Bait-shrimp Trawl Tag – Item 334Required for trawls used to take shrimp for any purpose under a recreational license. Available at TPWD Coastal Law Enforcement offices.

$37.00  BUY NOW

How much does a Texas nonresident fishing license cost online?

Texas Nonresident Freshwater Fishing License Prices

Texas Nonresident Annual Freshwater Fishing (Package) License – Item 250

$58.00  BUY NOW

Texas Nonresident Annual All-Water Fishing (Package) License – Item 252: Freshwater and Saltwater license

$68.00  BUY NOW

Texas Nonresident 1-Day All-Water Fishing License – Item 214: Freshwater and Saltwater license

$16.00  BUY NOW

Texas Nonresident Lake Texoma License – Item 208A person may fish in both the Texas and Oklahoma waters of Lake Texoma without any additional Texas or Oklahoma fishing licenses.

$12.00  BUY NOW

Texas Resident Freshwater Fishing Endorsement – Item 256Required in addition to a valid fishing license if you take or attempt to take fish in the public fresh waters of Texas.

$5.00  BUY NOW

Texas Nonresident Saltwater Fishing License Prices

Texas Nonresident Annual Saltwater Fishing (Package) License – Item 251

$63.00  BUY NOW

Texas Nonresident Sport Oyster Boat License – Item 428For boats with a current registration in Texas or having a current certificate of documentation from the U.S. Coast Guard that shows the owner’s address is in Texas.

$51.00  BUY NOW

Texas Nonresident Saltwater Bonus Red Drum Tag – Item 599Required to take an additional red drum longer than 28 inches per license year.

$3.00  BUY NOW

Texas Nonresident Saltwater Trotline Tag – Item 307Required for each 300 feet, or fraction thereof, on all non-commercial trotlines and sail lines placed in the coastal waters of Texas. Available at TPWD Coastal Law Enforcement offices.

$5.00  BUY NOW

Texas Nonresident Saltwater Individual Bait-shrimp Trawl Tag – Item 334Required for trawls used to take shrimp for any purpose under a recreational license. Available at TPWD Coastal Law Enforcement offices.

$37.00  BUY NOW

Texas Nonresident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 5 and under: 

$450.00  BUY NOW

Where can I buy a Texas fishing license?

By phone at (800) 895-4248

Here are some of the best places to fish in Texas.

All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.