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Low temps prompts state to freeze fishing temporarily

January 1, 2018 GMT

To protect future fish stocks, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will temporarily band saltwater fishing at Entergy Outfall near Bridge City and several other areas along the coast Tuesday.

All fishing will be closed from from the mouth of the Outfall at the Neches River Canal to the power plant.

state officials say that freezing temperatures compiled by regular fishing could cause a strain on resources.

“The high mortality that a freeze can cause may deplete fish stocks for years,” said Robin Riechers, director of TPWD’s Coastal Fisheries Division said in a press release sent to media on Monday.


The band begins at 6 a.m. Tuesday and will continue until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Anglers and coastal residents can report any freeze related fish kills or large numbers of sluggish or cold-stunned fish by contacting TPWD’s Law Enforcement Communications office at (281) 842-8100 or (512) 389-4848