Archive | November, 2004

Budweiser Sharelunker Program Has Biggest Year in a Decade

ATHENS, Texas–The Budweiser ShareLunker 2004-2005 season closed April 30 with 24 fish entered, the highest total since 1996. A large measure of credit for this year’s performance goes to Lake Alan Henry. The 2,880-acre lake southeast of Lubbock produced nine ShareLunkers, largemouth bass weighing 13 pounds or more. Lake Fork contributed seven, Sam Rayburn Reservoir […]

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Katy Coach Uses Grant To Take Students Fishing

HOUSTON — On May 6, more than 100 Golbow Elementary School students will leave the classroom behind, pick up fishing poles, and learn about nature and the outdoors through hands-on experience. It’s an example of how conservation proponents statewide are trying to introduce urban youth to the outdoor environment through fishing. Mark Fobian, the elementary […]

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Flat Out Fishing Events Coming Up

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, Anheuser-Busch, Coastal Conservation Association Texas and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the first of two very special fishing events on April 23 in Port Aransas to help anglers enjoy and succeed in fishing shallow water. Some of Texas’ most recognized shallow water fishing […]

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TPWD PASSES CHANGES TO HUNTING, FISHING REGULATIONS

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has adopted a series of changes to state hunting and fishing regulations that offer greater harvest flexibility on lands managed for mule deer and prairie chickens, while simplifying and expanding hunting opportunity in other areas. Based on the department’s popular Managed Lands Deer Permit program that […]

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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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Budweiser ShareLunkers Reach Dozen Mark

ATHENS, Texas — Anglers contributed two lunker largemouth bass to the Budweiser ShareLunker program over the weekend, bringing the number of fish entered into the program this season to 12. Mark LeBlanc of Orange caught a 13.59-pound bass from Sam Rayburn Reservoir about 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Roger Frazier, Jr., of The Colony took a 13.9-pounder […]

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Fly Fish Texas Draws Crowd to Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS, Texas—With hundreds of fly-fish enthusiasts filling the air with lines and lures March 5 as they cast for rainbow trout, one had to walk carefully around the grounds of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. While fishing occupied many people, hands-on learning and informal education about subjects as varied as the importance of water quality […]

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Texas Bass Fishing Reports March 2005

ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 49 degrees; .07′ low. Black bass are fair on shad-colored jerkbaits and jigs suspended in trees. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. AMISTAD Water fairly clear; 58 degrees. Black bass are very good on Carolina rigged watermelon seed, watermelon seed red, and red shad soft plastics and deep diving […]

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The Weekend Warrior

If you are like most fisherman who work full-time during the week spending lunches and any chance they get to daydream and do research for their upcoming weekend tournament or fishing adventure then you are part of the bass fishing and tournament society known as the “weekend warrior”. Being successful in tournaments can be a […]

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Cronkite Narrates Texas Water Program

AUSTIN, Texas – Walter Cronkite has narrated a one-hour video program about Texas water resources, which will air Feb. 3 on all Texas public television stations. “Texas: the State of Water—Finding a Balance” explores what’s at stake in the struggle to provide enough clean water for wildlife and the environment, cities, industry and agriculture. “I’m […]

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Bass n Bucks 2005 Tournament Schedule

Bass n Bucks Tournament Trail 2005 SCHEDULE Lake Livingston/Conroe Circuit (5 Tournaments) February 19, 2005 Lake Conroe March 5, 2005 Lake Livingston April 30, 2005 Lake Conroe June 25, 2005 Lake Livingston July 23 , 2005 Lake Livingston All Conroe tournaments will be April Plaza Marina All Lake Livingston tournaments will be Lakeview Marina 2005 […]

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Gunns Guide service

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great Holiday Season. This week on Lake Fork the water temp is back up into the low 50’s and the lake is full and in great shape with the grass still green. The weather is to say the least interesting. We fished two days after Christmas and the […]

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Wireless Internet Service Debuts in Five Texas State Parks

AUSTIN, Texas — TengoInternet and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are starting a pilot program to offer wireless Internet service at five Texas state parks — Choke Canyon State Park (Calliham) near Three Rivers, Blanco State Park near Blanco, Balmorhea State Park near Toyahvale, Goose Island State Park near Rockport, and Ray Roberts Lake […]

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Top Texas Conservation Stories of 2004

When It Rains, It Pours — Texas’ natural resources showed their potential in 2004, thanks to higher than normal rainfall across most of the state. The abundance of water created lush habitat conditions, setting the stage for near-record production among many wildlife species, particularly quail and deer. While hunters were enjoying the rewards of a […]

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Art Show and Sale Upcoming at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS, Texas—Terry Jones of Jewett turns trash into treasure—metal sculptures that look like prehistoric fish despite being made of old saw blades, meat grinders, car parts and anything else that strikes his fancy. “A piece is only as good as the quality of the junk that’s in it,” Jones said. But instead of the finished […]

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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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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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Bass Fishing Tournament Strategies

Of all different aspects of tournament fishing, without a doubt the least understood by the average angler is the matter of prefishing. Even the word “prefishing” itself is awfully ambiguous. Just mention that word to someone who knows nothing about bass tournaments, and you caii get some funny looks. What I am going to discuss […]

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Bass Sense

Many anglers have fished for years, not understanding the physical and mental make-up of a bass’s system. To increase productivity in anything, one must first do some homework on what makes anything “tick”. And, that includes the bass. A bass’s senses include sight, hearing, smell, taste, and feel, however they are different than human’s senses […]

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