Is it illegal to trap catfish in Texas?
polksalet12345
6:12p, 05/17/10
polksalet12345
1089 posts, joined 10/22/2002
A buddy of mine from Arkie is trying to sell me a wooden catfish trap. I have no idea how illegal this is to use in Texas. It looks a whole lot like this.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_WQMBNi5o9dI/ShDDJDMNybI/AAAAAAAAAM8/2OAnwyaIFqY/s400/P5170059.JPG
maroonblood08
6:15p, 05/17/10
maroonblood08
4681 posts, joined 01/17/2007
Not sure of the legality of your question... but I knew a guy that would catch cats in the river, then use a catfish trap (wooden/chicken wire box) to purge the fish in a clear stream.
35chililights
6:33p, 05/17/10
35chililights
8792 posts, joined 12/03/2004
GtownRAB
7:51p, 05/17/10
GtownRAB
170 posts, joined 03/31/2009
I have always been told it is illegal. We would have to be careful with perch traps because channel cats would get caught in them sometimes. You have to throw them back regardless of the size.
htc0008
8:34p, 05/17/10
htc0008
1474 posts, joined 02/24/2008
Fishin Texas Aggie 05
9:45p, 05/17/10
Fishin Texas Aggie 05
7812 posts, joined 04/10/2008
If it is a private lake that you or family/friends own no problem

if your going to throw that in gibbons or Somerville your asking for it
MouthBQ98
9:09a, 05/18/10
MouthBQ98
83211 posts, joined 08/30/2005
+1. Legal for private waters only.
Cowtown Red
9:55a, 05/18/10
Cowtown Red
6833 posts, joined 04/05/2000
Catfish is classified as a game fish = no trapping.
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