If fishing might be or already is on your to-do list this weekend and you don’t have your fishing license for this year, we’ve got some good news: You can EASILY get it on your phone within minutes -- like, even if you’re already on the waters with fishing pole in hand. The digital age makes life so convenient, doesn’t it?
In case you didn’t know, the state of Texas requires anyone 17 years of age or older to have licenses and permits in order to go freshwater or saltwater fishing in public waters. Those who are younger are exempt from fishing license requirements, resident or nonresident.
Having said that, click or tap here to get started on your license. It will only take minutes and you’ll have your online order receipt in hand. That receipt can be used as a temporary license for activities that don’t require the use of tags. No waiting! Although, it will take about seven to 10 business days to get the physical license in the mail.
If you’re a nonresident who is visiting, it’s worth noting that one-day licenses are available.