Fishing at Dinosaur Valley

Types of Fish in our River

  • Yellow Catfish
  • Channel Catfish
  • Striped Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Spotted Gar
  • Freshwater Drum 
  • Bluegill 
  • White Bass
  • Common Carp


Rules and Regulations

 Did you know you can fish without fishing license or stamps in Texas state parks? Just bring your fishing gear and family or friends to a state park, pay the park entry fee, and you're ready to wet some hooks.

Free fishing applies to fishing in rivers and creeks, from bank or pier.  

State Bag (number of each type of fish) and length limits and other regulations still apply. 


Where to Buy Bait

Our park store sells worms for fishing, and also local gas stations in Glen Rose do as well. 

Paluxy River Records

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Weight Records Junior Angler Records

  •  Species: Gar, Spotted
  • Weight: 3.89
  • Length: 36.50
  • Date: Jun 5, 2008
  • Angler: Jack York
  • Method: Rod and Reel

All Age Angler Records

  • Species: Bass, Largemouth
  • Weight: 3.44
  • Length: 19.13
  • Date: Jul 19, 2005
  • Angler: Tanner Reed
  • Method: Rod and Reel


  • Species: Bass, White
  • Weight: 1.20
  • Length: 13.06
  • Date: Mar 10, 2005
  • Angler: Chris Keese
  • Method: Fly Rod


  • Species: Carp, Common
  • Weight: 21.62
  • Length: 31.00
  • Date: Apr 14, 2010
  • Angler: John Chabina
  • Method: Bow and Arrow


  • Species: Carpsucker, River
  • Weight: 1.09
  • Length: 12.94
  • Date: May 7, 1998
  • Angler: Bob Morrison
  • Method: Bow and Arrow


  • Species: Gar, Spotted
  • Weight: 3.89
  • Length: 36.50
  • Date: Jun 5, 2008
  • Angler: Jack York
  • Method: Rod and Reel


  • Species: Trout, Rainbow
  • Weight: 0.56
  • Length: 12.00
  • Date: Feb 18, 2019
  • Angler: Elizabeth Russian
  • Method: Rod and Reel