Lake Texoma Fishing License Information
Since Lake Texoma is located in both Texas and Oklahoma, a Lake Texoma fishing license is usually the best way to go. This allows you to fish anywhere on the lake. These licenses cost $12.00 and can be purchased at any Wal-Mart and most local stores near the lake. Be sure you ask for a “Lake Texoma” fishing license.
Game wardens patrol the lake and may ask to see your license. We obey all laws and regulations and maintain a drug-free vessel.
Everyone fishing in the boat age 16 and over will need a license, unless they fall into one of the exceptions below.
- Children under 16 who live in the following states do not need a license: AL, AK, AR, CA, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, NH, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, TX, or WI
- Oklahoma residents that are 64 or older can fish in all public Texas water without a fishing license. All they need is their OK driver’s license or ID.
- A Texas resident born before September 1, 1930, does not need a fishing license in Texas or Oklahoma.
- A Texas resident who is 65 or older and was born on or after September 1, 1930 has to buy a Texas Special Resident license (reduced price) to fish in Texas. No fishing license is needed to fish in Oklahoma.
- Non-residents 17 or older from all other States must buy a fishing license to fish in Texas.
- Texas and Oklahoma have a reciprocal agreement. An Oklahoma resident 65 or older can fish in Texas without a license, and a Texas resident 65 or older can fish in Oklahoma without a license. However, to fish in Oklahoma or the Oklahoma part of Lake Texoma, Oklahoma residents will need an Oklahoma Senior Citizen License.
- Oklahoma residents born on or after January 1, 1923, upon reaching age 64 (or those who turn 64 during the calendar year) may purchase a Senior Citizen License which is good for the rest of their life.
- Oklahoma residents born before January 1, 1923, are exempt but must carry proof of age such as a driver’s license. Senior Citizen License applications are available through Department headquarters, field installations and license vendors. They can only be purchased through the Oklahoma Wildlife Department headquarters.