Saltwater fishing closure in effect due to freezing temperatures

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issues a temporary saltwater fishing closure due to the cold temperatures. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The freezing temperatures forced the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to issue a temporary saltwater fishing closure.

The closure is in effect along parts of the Texas coast.

It begins at 6 a.m. Tuesday and will stay in place until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Texas Parks says a hard freeze can cause surviving fish to move to deeper areas where they become sluggish. This makes them vulnerable and easier to catch.

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