The White Oak Bayou Association has resurrected their tongue-in-cheek fishing competition “all over again” to bring awareness about White Oak Bayou and to have some fun doing it. This year, our Fish-Off will be held in partnership with the Friends of Woodland Park Happy Trails and Hot Dogs Day. Both events will be held on Saturday June 3, at Woodland Park. Fish-Off trophies will be awarded to “Little Anglers” (children 12 or under) and “Big Anglers” (anyone 13 and over) for the Biggest, Ugliest and Most Unusual fish caught by both groups. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at our tent at Woodland Park. Weigh-in and judging will begin at 12 p.m. with final judging at 12:30. Entry fees will be $3 for adults, $5 per family/group of five, or free with $10 with a White Oak Bayou Association annual membership. Hot dogs, sodas, and activities for kids will be provided. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by or have signed permission of a parent or guardian. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. All participants must abide by the Texas Parks and Wildlife rules and provide their own fishing gear and bait, and fishing license.
The first Saturday in June is TPWD’s annual Free Fishing Day and no one is required to have a fishing license when fishing on that day.
All fish must be caught the day of the event in the White Oak Bayou or one of its tributaries. Participants are responsible for their catch. For the fish weigh-in competition, only one entry per person will be allowed. All entries must be of the subphylum vertebrata class -“fishes”; no reptiles, amphibians, birds or mammals; no turtles, crabs, leaches, frogs, clams, barnacles, snakes, crawfish, snails, algae or zooplankton will be allowed. Pre-registration will be available online and includes a copy of the liability waiver, contest rules, and our White Oak Bayou Fishing Hole Map.
For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Christina Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org or Teresa Matlock email@example.com.
The White Oak Bayou Association is a non-profit citizen’s organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and maintenance of the natural wildlife habitats along our bayou resources. We promote compatible recreational opportunities and seek to increase public awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of the White Oak Bayou, its tributaries and environs. Membership consists of individuals, civic groups, professional organizations and businesses and is open to all interested persons or groups citywide. All membership contributions are tax deductible. Recreational single-day license can be purchased online at tpwd.texas.gov or at any local Academy, Walmart, Fiesta, or Bass Pro Shops.