This is taken directly from the "Possession and Transport of Exotic Aquatic Species" section of the 2014-2015 outdoor fishing annual available on the TPWD website. Not sure if the print version has it or not, but I suspect it does.
"Transport and use of commercially purchased live bait in water while fishing from a vessel is allowed, provided persons in possession of the bait have a receipt that identifies the source of the bait. Any live bait purchased from a location on or adjacent to a public water body that is transported in water from that water body can only be used as bait on that same water body."
I'm just trying to keep some folks from a ticket; I think that fishermen should want to protect their waters and regulate themselves, but understand the need to enforce a penalty since not everyone is responsible. I just wish there was an exemption for people who raise their own bait.https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdo...aquatic-species