Harris County Precinct 4
Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Home Commissioner Cagle Community Assistance Community Centers Historical Markers Libraries Parks Press Releases Publications Roads and Bridges Senior Adult Program

Jones Park is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and the natural wonder of Spring Creek's white sand beaches while practicing your fishing skills.

Anglers ages 17 and older are required by law to possess a valid Texas fishing license with a freshwater stamp. All fishing regulations and license requirements can be found online at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Web site, or in their Outdoor Annual publication. All fishing requirements and regulations are enforced by Texas game wardens.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Web site, a license is not required if you:

  • are under 17 years of age.

  • were born before Sept. 1, 1930.

  • are a mentally disabled person who is engaging in recreational fishing as part of medically approved therapy, and who is fishing under the immediate supervision of personnel approved or employed by a hospital, residence, or school for mentally disabled persons. The mentally disabled person must carry an authorization identifying the entity supplying the service. This authorization may be in the form of an I.D. card that contains the name of the sponsoring entity.

  • are a mentally disabled person and you are recreational fishing under the direct supervision of a licensed angler who is a family member or a licensed angler that has permission from the family to take the mentally disabled person fishing. While fishing, the mentally disabled person needs a note from a doctor stating the person has been diagnosed as mentally disabled.

When to Fish at Jones Park
Late winter and early spring are the most favorable times of year for catching white and striped bass. Contact the nature center for current water conditions.

Fishing Programs for the Entire Family
A variety of fishing programs designed to teach angler ethics, fish identification and habitats, knot tying, and other essential angler skills are offered at Jones Park. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s junior and master angler workshops are offered periodically. Please check the program schedule for upcoming fishing programs.

  • White Bass Fishing
  • Junior Angler Workshop
  • Annual Fishing Derby

For more information on fishing programs, please refer to the current program calendar schedule.