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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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African Fishing Vacation

December 19th, 1995 I was standing in line at Houston Intercontinental Airport waiting to board a flight to London, England. From there I would catch another flight to Lagos, Nigeria in Africa. I was anxious get this trip underway so that I could visit my parents who live in Lagos and also experience some of […]

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Summer Bass Fishing Patterns

Going from Winter to Summer without having much of a Spring seems to be a common subject among fishermen. The intricate patterns of Springtime fishing were blurred by the prevailing twenty to thirty-five mile per hour winds that blew from the end of February through May. As of this writing(late May) I have counted only […]

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Governor Bush Meets the Hydrilla Harvester

On June 11th, Governor George W. Bush met with representatives of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA), the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), and several conservation groups at Lake Bastrop to address the issue of treatment of aquatic vegetation. Dr. Larry McKinney, senior director of aquatic resources at TPW, explains […]

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The Prop Doctor Is In

Darin Murphy is still the Prop Doctor, with 16 years experience repairing boat propellers and doing business in the Houston area. There are a few significant changes in his business this year, however. First, his main location has moved. He is now on the west side of I-45 at 22303 I-45 North. You still take […]

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You caught her on a WHAT?

Seems that all fisherman love to read about fishing (those that can read of course). It takes about five minutes in my garage, like all my other buddies, to find my four foot tall stack of back issues of Cosmofisherman, NEWSFISH, The Walleye Street Journal, Seventeen Pounder, etc. These magazines are all well and good, […]

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Summer Patterns for Lake Livingston

Texas is abundantly blessed with many wonderful fishing lakes and recreational facilities. Lake Livingston is the last major lake on the Trinity River before it runs into the Gulf of Mexico. It is a great place to go for a family weekend or summer vacation getaway. Lake Livingston is located only an hour’s drive north […]

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Weeds, Grass, and Other Vegetation

For years, anglers have been plagued with all types of vegetation growth in lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and off-shore. But, realizing the benefits of plant habitat for fish, anglers have adapted fishing styles and techniques to work with the grass, rather than letting it deter them from their favorite sport. Plant life is vital in the […]

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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 Stocks 4.6 Million Striped Bass Into Texas Lakes

ATHENS, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has just completed a successful striped bass spawning and stocking season. TPWD Inland Fisheries Division personnel produced and stocked 4.6 million striped bass and hybrid striped bass fingerlings into 42 lakes. An additional 2.6 million striped bass and hybrid striped bass fry were stocked into three lakes. […]

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How Fish Finders Work

The thrill of any fishing adventure begins with finding the right place to wet your line.Fishfinder allow anglers to quickly identify key targets and structure, as well as fish. A Fish Finder is a subset of a group of instruments called sonars. A Sonar consists of a transmitter, transducer, receiver and display. In the simplest […]

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Fish and Commercial Netters Ignore U.S.-Mexico Border

AUSTIN, Texas — Managing a fishery and enforcing game laws along an international border are both complicated tasks. Combine the two and you have a nightmare for fisheries biologists and game wardens alike. That’s exactly the situation Texas Parks and Wildlife Department deals with every day on Falcon International Reservoir, an 83,000-acre impoundment on the […]

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$5 chance to win a 1/2 guide trip on Lake Ray Roberts or Lake Whitney

Tim Wike of www.reelinrayroberts.com Pat Wilshire of www.rayrobertsfishing.com Tom Mocny of www.texasbassguide.com Armando Villarreal III of www.mandosfishing.com Randy Routh of www.teamredneck.net Have all donated ½ day guided trips to help raise money in the fight against breast cancer. 7 – ½ day trips have been donated (hope to get more). 2 will be given away […]

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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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