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Texas Trout Fishing

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Trout fishing in Texas

TX Trout Fishing Waters

The Guadalupe River produced the Texas state record brook trout, the TX state record brown trout and the state record rainbow trout. It is the major trout fishing water in Texas. Major lakes with trout include Lake Corpus Christi, Lake Meredith and Lake Travis.

Other lakes, parks, ponds and rivers also contain stocked trout. Click here for a schedule of trout stocking in texas.

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Fishing for trout in Texas

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

TX State Record: 8.92 lbs

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

TX State Record: 0.67 lbs

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

TX State Record: 7.12 lbs

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Additional trout fishing information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


The habits of trout.

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Texas waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

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