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Greg - 7/08/2014 11:56 AM
Texas defines "non-game" fish as: All species not listed as game fish except endangered and threatened fish.

So any fish that is not on the game fish list...or considered endangered/threatened...is eligible for spear fishing.

Here is the list of game fish in Texas that you can NOT spear:

Bass: Guadalupe, largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, striped, white, yellow
Catfish: blue, channel, flathead
Cobia
Crappie: black, white
Mackerel: king, Spanish
Marlin: blue, white
Pickerel
Red drum
Sailfish
Sauger
Seatrout, spotted
Sharks
Snook
Spearfish, longbill
Swordfish, broadbill
Tarpon
Tripletail
Trout: brown, rainbow
Wahoo
Walleye

Here is a list of "non-game" fish in Texas that you can spear:

Bowfin


Bullhead Catfish


Carp


Gar


Pirate Perch


Sunfish


Tilapia


Resources:
tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fish...ulations/definitions
tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_w7000_0798.pdf