About 6 months ago, I was kayaking along the Fort Worth Nature Center water channel. I brought my cast net to be hand thrown from the boat/canoe/kayak launch point. I needed some live bait for dem Gators (Just kidding). I wanted the live bait for crappie. Two Starsky and Hutch fellers approached me. They informed me that I cannot not cast net from the banks.
There's no sign that says you can't cast net at the FTWNC. Also, I've read the TPWD cast net regulations and in no way does it say you can't cast net from the banks.
My run-in with the "wannabe" Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens left me uneasy as they both look irate about something and my kayak. They kept shouting that it was illegal for me to cast net from the Fort Worth Nature Center's banks. They both told me to get into my rubber boat (lol....actually its Rotomolded Polyethylene/plastic mannnnn
) and then go casting from the channels in my yak.
I don't know if any Yak-ers are affected by this at the FTWNC but, just want to get any insight. As for the wannabe law-regulators....I just didn't want to get too into an argument with them. Who knows what peeps are carrying nowadays and they could've left me for dem Gators! I just left and proceeded to fish with my Rat-L-Traps. Thanks y'all.