Do you guys have any discussions in the past about drone fishing?
There's been some discussion about it before. It doesn't appear to be legal under Texas fishing regulations.
Why wouldn't it be legal?
When I'm at a computer, I'll link the relevant language from TPWD. Have a hard time doing such from my phone.
*edit* Here ya go ...https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdo...evices-for-fish
The key phrase I'm looking at is at the top of the page: "These devices, subject to restrictions listed, may be used to take fish and other aquatic life in Texas public waters. Methods and devices not listed here are not legal for use in Texas."
I doubt that using a drone to spot fish, or to carry a bait out and drop it, would be a problem, because those are not 'methods of taking fish'. But if you used a drone to hook and land a fish, it might be illegal. Your best bet is to contact TPWD and ask them.
"Decency is not news; it is buried in the obituaries --but it is a force stronger than crime" ~ Robert A. Heinlein, 1952
I can't give legal advice yet, but this site may have some of the answers you need: https://texaslawhelp.org/