Fishing opportunities are numerous at Brazos Bend
State Park. The park has four lakes that are popular with fishermen - 40
Acre Lake, Elm Lake, Hale Lake and New Horseshoe Lake. 40 Acre Lake and Hale
Lake both have handicapped assessable fishing piers and Elm Lake has seven small piers
along its south side. Bank and pier fishing only, no wading or boats
allowed. The lakes are periodically stocked with Bass, Sunfish and Catfish.
The park store at headquarters sales fishing equipment and live bait. No fishing license is required in the state park but regular size and bag limits do apply.
FISHING WITH ALLIGATORS
- Do not harass or disturb alligators.
- Do not feed or offer food to alligators, this includes bait and fish.
- Do not keep fish on a stringer in the water. Bring a
bucket or ice chest.
- If an alligator approaches you or acts aggressive notify park staff.
- When you catch a fish, reel it in quickly, otherwise an alligator might
beat you to it.
It is an offense punishable by up to a $500 fine
to harass, disturb, trap, catch, confine, posses, feed or offer food to an alligator.