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25 Years Of B.A.S.S. Highlights

I was surfing through the Internet the other night and happen upon some information that I think you readers will find very interesting. Bass Anglers Sportsman Association (B.A.S.S.) listed some memorable events that have taken place during the past twenty-five years. Here are a few…. 1967 – Ray Scott conducts the All American Bass Tournament […]

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Texas Bass Boat

HIDE AND SEEK

Last year left many fond memories for those anglers who took advantage of the low water conditions on Sam Rayburn. Stockpiles of big fish seemed to be found in every pocket on the lake. A 20lb stringer of bass might not even get you a check in a one day tournament. Don’t expect things to […]

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Polarized Bass Fishing Glasses

Seeing is Believing

As a guide on Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend, I see a lot of people out on the water. Some are weekend anglers and others are locals who fish on a regular basis. Surprisingly there is a common link to many of these fisherman. Most all of my clients also share in this fact. They […]

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Texas Fishing Guide

Best Bass Fishing Lake in Texas?

Night work by fisheries biologists sheds light on honeyholes ATHENS—In reservoirs scattered throughout Texas, under the black skies of cool, fall nights, loud generators drone and bright lights beam from strange-looking boats built to transmit electrical current into the water to catch fish. Crews from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department  (TPWD) Inland Fisheries district offices use […]

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Split Shot Bass Fishing

SPLITSHOTTING One of the types of finesse fishing for black bass is called splitshotting. This rig is designed for fishing a worm through mossy areas. This rig consists of a worm rigged on a hook without a weight directly on the worm head. Instead of using a worm weight a tiny splitshot weight is attached […]

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B.A.I.T. and Texas Water

Who is responsible for water quality on Texas lakes? The Texas Parks &Wildlife Department puts blame on the river authorities and the river authorities point back to the TP&WD. Who is protecting wildlife, their habitat and even human health? The answer is, sadly, NO ONE. The agencies that have been set up by both the […]

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Biological Control of Aquatic Vegetation

Scientists in freshwater regions throughout Texas have been wrestling with the problem posed by an exotic, invading weed called Hydrilla. This plant is not native to Texas, but, according to biologists of the Louisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility (LAERF), was probably brought here by compassionate aquarium-fish owners who wanted to set their pets free by […]

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CRAIG WORKMAN WINS EVERSTART EVENT

Spirit Lake, IA – Berkley Vanish Transition has been touted as hi-vis line ideal for fishing in clear water and when finesse fishing. But today’s major bass tournaments are seeing Berkley Vanish Transition being used by fishing pros known for using big fishing line and catching big fish such as Davy Hite, O.T. Fears and […]

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Aquatic Habitat Management

Allot of questions have been raised in this magazine, over the past few months, about the fish kills at Sam Rayburn. Now reports are all over the Internet and phone lines about similar occurrences at Lake Fork early this summer. Texas Parks & Wildlife in public meetings at Sam Rayburn and Lake Fork state that […]

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The Gift of Conservation

The holiday season is a good time for reflection. A time to be grateful for all that we have. A time to give just for the good feeling we get from giving. One of the most important things that we all can be thankful for, after good health and good fortune for ourselves and our […]

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Expo Debuts New Activities Oct. 1-2

AUSTIN, Texas — New exhibits and activities about springs, rivers, bays and beaches; wildlife conservation; Texas history at state parks; nature photography and more will debut Oct. 1-2 at America’s largest free, family-oriented festival of the outdoors. The 14th annual Texas Parks & Wildlife Expo will allow tens of thousands of visitors to try fishing, […]

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Red Drum Donated to TPWD and Are Being Stocked in Lakes

ATHENS, Texas — Texas anglers received an early holiday gift: 50,000 red drum, donated by the largest commercial red drum farm in Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stocked the 10-14-inch fish into Lakes Braunig, Calaveras and Fairfield, and Victor. “We are in the business of producing redfish for the retail market,” explained John Turner, […]

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Awareness in Bass Fishing

There are so many levels of awareness that a person can achieve through bass fishing. A weekend angler or even an angler who rarely bass fishes can attain close relationships with bass, nature, and his/her surroundings. A serious bass fisherman or tournament bass fisherman can reach extreme levels of awareness during outings and tournaments. Tournament […]

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New Mercury Racing Releases New Bravo III XR Drive

FOND DU LAC, Wis. Nov. 15, 2004 – Mercury Racing is pleased to introduce the all-new Bravo III XR drive. All of the Bravo One XR drive performance enhancements, once limited to racers and performance boaters,are now available for recreational sport cruisers. The heavy-duty XR components have been time tested in the world’s harshest environment […]

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The Lake Conroe Boat Police

Lake Conroe is a popular lake for boating, fishing, camping and just relaxing. Eric Howard, a Game Warden of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department assigned to Montgomery County, calls the lake “Houston’s Playground” because it is located just an hour’s drive north of the city. The popularity of Lake Conroe has created a need […]

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TPW Commission Approves $2 Million for Boat Ramp Construction

AUSTIN, Texas – Six boat ramp construction grants totaling $2,104,024 were approved Nov. 3 by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. The grant program provides funds for the purchase, construction and maintenance of boat ramps, access roads and related improvements. Funds may also be used for capital improvements to existing state boat ramp sites. The […]

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Professional Bass Fishing

This article has been rattling around in my noggin since BASS at Rayburn in December. It’s interesting being on the inside and looking out as a professional fisherman. It’s even fun sometimes to see guy’s reaction when they get on the circuit and realize just how different fishing at this level is. I’m going to […]

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BASS BUSTERS FISHING OUTING

Most youngsters from the Rusk Settlement Neighborhood Center on Houston’s inner city East side have never been fishing, That changed May 22 when Bass Busters of Houston took them fishing at the Freshwater Junior Anglers Club in Baytown, Texas. “These kids don’t have the opportunity to get involved in outdoor activities like fishing. For some […]

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E-Z Summer Tactics

Fishing in the heat of the summer doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience. As tournament anglers who fish all year long, Norman and I have had to adjust to the elements, reduce the amount of time on the water during periods of hot weather; learn to preplan strategy; and, adapt our fishing methods and […]

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The Gift of A Lifetime

Some 40 odd years ago a grey haired man stood on a bridge with a young boy looking at a bobber floating below in the Arkansas River in Wichita, Kansas. As the old man leaned over the railing to look at some ducks that were swimming by under the bridge something fell from his shirt […]

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Funding Sought To Save State Fish of Texas

ATHENS, Texas—When the Texas Legislature named the Guadalupe bass the state fish of Texas in 1989, it did so because of the fish’s distinctive nature. Found nowhere else in the world outside the San Antonio, Guadalupe, Colorado and Brazos river systems, the Guadalupe bass exemplifies the qualities and resources of the Texas Hill Country. Ironically, […]

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Public Boating Access Projects In North Texas Get Funding

AUSTIN, Texas — Three new public boating access construction and renovation projects on lakes near the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex will be getting more than $860,000 in matching federal funding assistance from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The funding grants are provided through the State Boating Access Program and authorized by the Texas Parks and […]

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PRO ANGLER TOURNAMENT ON LAKE FORK

Tournament will celebrate lake’s 25th anniversary, TPWD fisheries management. Media Contact: Tom Harvey, (512) 389-4453, tom.harvey@tpwd.state.tx.us Tournament will celebrate lake’s 25th anniversary, TPWD fisheries management. ATHENS, Texas-Professional bass anglers love Texas. Many feel the state has the best-managed inland fishery in the nation. The Professional Anglers Association (PAA), Toyota and other potential sponsors plan to […]

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Kite Tube Manufacturer Issues Recall

AUSTIN, Texas — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sportsstuff, Inc., of Omaha, Nebraska, voluntarily recalled about 19,000 Wego Kite Tubes July 13. more kite tube injury news More than three dozen injury accidents involving the use of kite tubes have been reported nationwide. Those injuries include a broken neck, punctured […]

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Avoid Getting Stuck in the Weeds: Lure Exposes Hooks Only When a Fish Strikes

(DALLAS, TEXAS—April 9, 2007)—Adventure Technology introduces the first and only lure with retractable hooks, which solves the problem of catching weeds and debris when casting in mossy, wooded, or heavily covered areas. The slickFISH lure–designed for serious fishermen and professional anglers–is a colorful plastic lure fitted with a trigger mechanism that pops the hooks out […]

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TPWD Commission Confirms Jasper Site for New Fish Hatchery

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission voted Nov. 3 to approve the Jasper County bid to host a new East Texas freshwater fish hatchery for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The commission vote completes the new hatchery site selection process, confirming a recommendation made last month by the private, nonprofit Texas […]

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