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Prespawn Bass Fishing

Prespawn Bass Fishing

Early prespawn bass fishing gives anglers an excellent opportunity to catch monster bass. As the bass emerge from their deep, wintertime haunts in preparation for the spawn, they are notoriously indiscriminate when it comes to their feeding behavior. The result is simple—giant bass and lots of them. Whenever you approach the beginning stages of the […]

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Texas BASS

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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The Fine Lines of Bass Fishing

The line between catching fish and not catching fish is remarkably fine,this line is more prevalently fine when fishing for bass. There is art to catching any fish, especially with black bass. Maybe the art is the same with all freshwater fish but there is no doubt that there is more emphasis put on catching […]

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Bass Fishing the Texas Rig

One of most effective ways of fishing shallow shoreline structures for largemouth black bass is using a Texas Rigged worm. The rig is designed for fishing shallow water with precision and thoroughness. Shallow water structures are any object in the shallow water that will hold bass. Some of these structures include: tree stumps, lay down […]

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Capt Kirk’s Marine

Capt. Kirk’s Marine is growing by leaps and bounds! Glenn Kirk has expanded operations to include the Stratos, Ski Centurion, Donzi and Reinell lines in addition to the Fisher line and Gambler line he had previously sold. Stratos is a very good name in fishing boats. Kirk carries all sizes of this boat line from […]

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Slinging a Light Bulb

There are a group of guys that I’ve fished with for years that have a rather twisted sense of humor. A long running joke amongst these guys is to tell you what bait they’re throwing by using the nickname they’ve assigned to that particular bait. For example a rattle-trap is a click since most older […]

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Fishermen And Schools

The schools of Texas have a new weapon to fight drugs. This weapon is stronger than any swords or guns-gangs or drug dealers. It’s fishing. Schools, parents, Texas Parks and Wildlife, law enforcement personnel, community leaders, celebrities, T.B.B.U. and other fishing organizations have combined forces to create their own positive solution to the drug problem. […]

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Dog Days & Slow Drifts

It’s summer, the winds have died, the days are unbearably hot, the fishing gets R E E L slow (pardon the pun), and you just have to adjust, so what do the diehards do? You can get an earlier start and take advantage of great topwater action (buzzbaits, spooks, Rogue’s, Pop R’s, Chug Bugs, etc.) […]

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Bass in the Timber

Timber, in any given lake, provides habitat for all species of fish. Anglers commonly refer to timber as cover, and they know it provides a sheltered area for bass hang outs. But, the age old quandary for bassers is which trees will be more productive for their fishing efforts? There are oak trees, pine trees, […]

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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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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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‘TUF’ Fishing in Texas

ATHENS, Texas — Urban fishing is due to improve during the next few years as Texas Parks and Wildlife Department ramps up its Texas Urban Fishing (TUF) program in small lakes located in urban areas throughout the state. “We have had a community fishing lake program for many years, but we are interested in expanding […]

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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR TEXAS FRESHWATER HALL OF FAME

ATHENS, Texas – Individuals or organizations that have made a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas may be nominated through Feb. 25 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Nominees may be anglers, fisheries professionals or organizations. The nominee must be a Texan or Texas organization. Individuals may be either living […]

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Five Boat Ramp Projects Receive TPWD Grants

AUSTIN, Texas — Three coastal and two lake boating access projects will share more than $1.5 million in federal boating access grants. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved the five construction and renovation projects at its Thursday, Aug. 24 public meeting. While the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department administers the grants, funding for the […]

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Bass Fishing Lesson

Anxiously awaiting the first tournament of the 96-97 B.A.S.S. Central Division season on the Arkansas River reminds me of my first B.A.S.S. event. My first event was this same tournament last year on the Arkansas River and what a rough one it was. My traveling partner and I had located an area full of bass […]

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Classic Mexican Hunting Experience

Club Exclusive offers the serious outdoorsman the hunting adventure of a lifetime. Located on Lake Guerrero just 165 miles south of the Texas border, this hunting lodge set in the unspoiled Mexican countryside offers terrific opportunities to catch trophy size bass and hunt plentiful whitewing dove, duck, geese, and quail. Thanks to catch-&-release, the fishing […]

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The TBBU / TABC Merge Publications

You may have heard rumors about the merger between the Texas Association of Bass Clubs (TABC) and Texas Black Bass Unlimited (TBBU) recently. The truth of the matter is that the two organizations have combined interests in producing one bimonthly publication, to be called “Texas Bass Magazine.” Back in 1996, Leonard Ranne, who then held […]

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Plantlife in the Lake

Aquatic vegetation has been dubbed many names. Some curse it because their boat propellers or water skis get caught in it. Leonard Ranne of Texas Black Bass Unlimited calls it “the salvation of our fisheries.” Many anglers share his attitude, but the truth is that some aquatic plants can lead to poor water, and hence, […]

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Pro Team Trail

Team bass fishing tournaments are a dime a dozen these days but a “new Kid On The Block” is really worth a closer look. Pro Team Trail was organized this year by some Ft. Worth area anglers that will be recognized by most of you readers of my regular tournament column. K. D. Moore, Jerry […]

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2000 Bassmasters Classic

“Woo, Woo, Woo …” is all you could hear from the crowd as seasoned veteran pro angler, Woo Daves, from Burrowsville, Virginia, entered Soldier Field stadium in Chicago on the final day of competition to take the World Championship BASS Masters Classic title with 27 lbs. 13 oz. “I primarily targeted exclusively smallmouth, using 6 […]

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AFTER RITA, STATE PARKS DIG OUT, GAME WARDENS PATROL EAST TEXAS

AUSTIN, Texas – Close to 200 Texas game wardens were on patrol Monday to help maintain order and safety in East Texas, particularly in southeastern counties hardest hit by Hurricane Rita this past weekend. Meanwhile, five Texas state parks near the Louisiana border were heavily damaged by the hurricane, many others sustained moderate damage and […]

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Texas Bass Couples Tournament Trail

New Tournament Trail for 2006The Texas Bass Couples Tournament Trail has set it’s dates for the 2006 season. We are starting with a west region with hopes of growing into state wide tournament circuits. We have some of the best tournament fishing couples in the state of Texas fishing with us and invite others interested […]

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Need some input on a Bass Survey

Lately there has been some concern by the fishing community about the fish population over at Meadows Lake. We are conducting a survey that allows “YOU” to have some input on the issues of increased fishing pressure to the 59 acre “Super Pond”. Please take some time and give us your input. http://texasfishingmaps.net/survey/ There is […]

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