Archive | Texas Bass Fishing

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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