When you want to hunt like a fish, you need a Texas license.
This is the story of a Texas fisherman whose license to fish in the Gulf of Mexico expired in December after he was arrested for possessing an unlicensed fishing pole and other contraband.
But in the end, the Texas Department of State Parks and Wildlife said he could continue to fish under the current license and keep the license he currently holds.
The fish license holder was caught fishing near an illegal trap in Texas, according to an online post by the Texas Parks and Recreation Department.
It was an April evening, and a couple of people were fishing in the open when the fisherman was arrested, the post said.
The fisherman had an unregistered pole and fish hooks and was caught in the trap.
He said he was caught for fishing with the pole and hooks, and his license was revoked.
The Department of Public Safety said it is investigating the incident.
The Texas Department for Game and Fish said it has not had a case involving this type of license for nearly three years, according the department’s web site.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department did not return messages left seeking comment.
In the past, Texas lawmakers have proposed requiring license holders to have a license before hunting.
The state is one of only three states that do not allow hunting with a license.
Texas has some of the strictest fishing regulations in the country.
There are no designated zones for fishing and there is no limit on the number of fish caught, according a recent Texas Tribune article.
The Department of Game and Wildlife has not responded to requests for comment.