Fishing enthusiasts can experience many unique fishing opportunities year-round at lakes and creeks in Precinct 4.

Each winter, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) stocks the lakes at Bane Park, Burroughs Park, and Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve with rainbow trout. Throughout the year, the lakes at Bane Park, Burroughs Park, Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, and Meyer Park also contain bluegill, channel catfish, and largemouth bass. Anglers also have the opportunity to catch a wide variety of fish along Cypress and Spring creeks in Collins Park, Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, and Pundt Park.

All TPWD rules and regulations apply to the public waterways within Precinct 4. For more information on fishing regulations, licensing, and stocking, please visit the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Web site or call 800-792-1112.

Fish found in Precinct 4 Park Lakes


Lake Rules and Regulations

Bane, Burroughs, Dennis Johnston, Kickerillo-Mischer, Meyer, and Pundt parks are classified as community fishing lakes in the state of Texas, so catch-and-release fishing is encouraged. Fishing is by pole and line only; anglers may not use more than two poles while fishing. For any species not listed below, please refer to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s bag and size limits


Daily Bag Limits

Length Limits

Bluegill No limit No limit
Channel Catfish 3 12 inches
Largemouth Bass Catch-and-release No limit
Rainbow Trout 5 No limit

Fish found in Cypress and Spring Creeks


Creek Rules and Regulations

Fishing is permitted along the banks of Cypress and Spring creeks within Collins Park, Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, and Pundt Park. Late winter and early spring are successful times for catching white bass and crappie, while catfish can be caught year-round.

With the exception of the species listed below, there are no statewide bag or length limits for the fish pictured above.


Daily Bag Limits

Length Limits

Alligator Gar 1 No limit
Catfish (Blue/Channel) 25
(in any combination)
12 inches

(in any combination)

10 inches
Flathead Catfish 5 18 inches
Largemouth Bass 5 14 inches
White Bass 25 10 inches

Fishing Access

Fishing access is available at the following parks. Parks with limited fishing access are marked * below.

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