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TPWD Releases Freshwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2019-2020

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to freshwater fishing regulations for 2019-2020. The proposed changes include modifications to the length limits and harvest regulations for largemouth bass, Alabama bass and alligator gar in certain areas. The proposed changes to alligator gar regulations also include […]

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Texas Fishing GPS Coordinates

Lake Texoma Texas GPS Coordinates

GPS coordinates and fishing information for Lake Texoma The following GPS coordinates are provided for general reference. THEY ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION GPS Waypoints for Lake Texoma: Submitted by David A. McClung GPS Waypoints start at the center of the lake at Mill Creek north of Locust, Texas and work generally counterclockwise […]

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Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament Awards Thousands in Prizes

ATHENS, Texas—The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s annual Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament awarded about $3,000 in donated prizes to winners Saturday. The tournament awards prizes for the heaviest stringers of sunfish and for the biggest sunfish. Prize packages went to the top 10 teams in addition to the big fish award. A total of 57 teams […]

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Choke Canyon In the heat

Choke Canyon Texas Bass fishing. Saturday Afternoon 14 August 2010 at 1315 while trying to find our way out of the sun,  i saw small tree limb hanging over the water and under it saw some bait fish jump.  I pitched a 6 inch white fluke with black flakes and a hammer tail,  up on the bank […]

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Falcon Soars with Toyota ShareLunker 476

ATHENS, Texas — Another West Texas reservoir rebounding from the drought of the late 1990s is starting to pump out monster largemouth bass. On January 19 Falcon International Reservoir produced a 14.4-pound Toyota ShareLunker for Bryan Aubin of Zapata. Aubin was fishing in six feet of water with a watermelon red lizard. Water temperature was […]

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How long a worm a Bass would Bite???

Two (2) years of testing…Not in stock ponds..not in Mexico, but in local lakes where the average fishermen and women fish, and as the saying goes, “in our own back yard” the good ole USA.  Started with a 2 foot worm, results xxx.  21″worm, results xxx 19″ xxx …18″xxx. Finally  the ultimate length??? One of the […]

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Salmon Give Canada-Bound Fishermen Run for Their Money

Despite low salmon numbers in many North American fishing areas, Canadian salmon fishing showed surprisingly good numbers and a strong finish to a healthy fishing season. Due to poor spawning returns in 2008, many fishing areas in the northwestern United States launched the 2009 fishing season with low limits and strict regulations. Washington, for example, […]

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This Big Bass Didn’t Get Away

ATHENS, Texas—ShareLunker program manager David Campbell often says anglers who donate big bass to the program are the best conservationists in Texas, and that statement is backed up by what happened at Lake Fork Saturday. Guide James Caldemeyer was fishing with clients Brian Ketterer and Shannon Spear of Conroe, and they were looking forward to […]

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Amazing Lake Conroe Does It Again

Fourth ShareLunker of the year comes from lake ATHENS, TexasThe water temperature may be only 61 degrees, but Lake Conroe is on fire! Thursday afternoon the lake just north of Houston churned out its fourth ShareLunker of the current season, a 13.8-pound largemouth bass caught by Renee Linderoth of Conroe. The big bass is the […]

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Remote-Controlled Hunting

Remote-Controlled Hunting I’m sure you are already aware of a new type of “hunting” being offered – remote-controlled hunting – but you may not be aware that Texas Parks & Wildlife will be considering a regulatory proposal at its next meeting on January 26, 2005. Following the meeting public comment will be accepted on the […]

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Top Water Bass Fishing

Top Water Bass Fishing Get ready for some Top Water action.First we’ll tie on that favorite artificial (top water) bait, next, we’ll make a cast into that great looking spot, and then as soon as the bait hits the water we’ll make that first little twitch with the bait, and after that, what usually happens […]

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U.S. Commerce Department imposes 22.52 percent duty on Japanese engine manufacturers in ‘dumping’ case

U.S. Commerce Department imposes 22.52 percent duty on Japanese engine manufacturers in ‘dumping’ case FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Aug. 6, 2004) – The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced today it has issued a preliminary determination of “dumping” by Japanese outboard engine manufacturers, and has ordered a 22.52 percent import bond be posted for each […]

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Shakespeare® Catera® Low Profile Baitcast Reel

Shakespeare® Catera® Low Profile Baitcast Reel Quality and affordability Shakespeare® has led the way in the fishing industry as the value-company for over a century. For 2004 Shakespeare® is bringing performance and price to the low profile baitcast reel market. The new Shakespeare® Catera® Low Profile Baitcast Reel is huge on features but at a […]

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TPWD Implements Marine Dealer, Boat Titling Changes

TPWD Implements Marine Dealer, Boat Titling Changes AUSTIN, Texas — Reminder!!!! The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted rules which comply with House Bill 2926, passed during the last legislative session. Some of the new rules address the following issues: * License regulations for Marine Dealers, Distributors, and Manufacturers. * Registration decal placement for specific […]

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LAKE AREA LADY ANGLERS CLAIM ACC TITLE

LAKE AREA LADY ANGLERS CLAIM ACC TITLE In a dramatic, come from behind finish, the Lake Area Lady Anglers made a final day charge to win the title of Affiliated Club Champion of the Women’s Bass Fishing Association’s Affiliated Club Federation. Sue Crochet, bringing the only five-fish limit of the competition, weighing 12.17 pounds, propelled […]

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New Yamaha Boats Make Waves in 2004

New Yamaha Boats Make Waves in 2004 From boat shows to magazine reviews, Yamaha’s newest 230-series family runabout boats are already charting a successful course. What sets the new boats apart from the competition is a unique rear “swim patio” that allows friends or family members the ability to relax in a large comfortable area […]

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COA ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST

COA ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST Winner gets $1000 scholarship to Hunting and Fishing Adventure Camp The Christian Outdoor Alliance has announced its third annual essay contest for boys and girls 11-16. The young person who writes the best essay on the topic “The Importance of Our Hunting and Fishing Heritage” will receive a $1000 […]

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Yamaha SR230 Wins Boating Industry’s

Yamaha SR230 Wins Boating Industry’s KENNESAW, GA – The Yamaha SR230 boat, a 23-foot, 10-passenger open-bow runabout that features two independent, four-stroke engines and a unique lounge area at the stern, won the 2003 National Marine Manufacturers Association Innovation Award at the Miami International Boat Show in Miami Beach, Florida. Chosen best of class in […]

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TPWD Employee Recalls Lost History with ‘Buffalo Soldiers’

TPWD Employee Recalls Lost History with ‘Buffalo Soldiers’ AUSTIN, Texas – The gray warehouse is easily overlooked in between the industrial buildings just outside of downtown Austin. Only a tiny Texas Parks and Wildlife Department seal on the glass door hints at the library of artifacts inside. Step inside, and you may relearn history. “Up […]

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Synergy® Supreme Spinning Reels

Synergy® Supreme Spinning Reels Quality, value, and an affordable price Shakespeare is proud to introduce a new spinning reel series for 2003. The new Synergy® Supreme Spinning Reel Series is available in both front and rear-drag models. Front-drag models have three ball bearings and the E-Z® Cast trigger system with self-centering bail. Rear drag models […]

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Mercury Racing Announces 2003 APBA Offshore Contingency Awards

Mercury Racing Announces 2003 APBA Offshore Contingency Awards $75,000 National and World Championship Prize Purse Distributed Fond du Lac, Wis. – Mercury Racing is pleased to announce the $75,000 APBA Offshore GMC Pro Series National and World Championship contingency prize purse winners for the 2003 racing season. The purse rewards the top five 2003 National […]

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Serving Our Country

Serving Our Country Greetings, I was compelled to write this since I have been somewhat mellow dramatic these days. Guess it is my mid-life crisis. My circle of friends here currently look at their future somewhat gloomy and bleak. Most don’t really want to be here. Going back state side only buys some time before […]

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Boating, Fishing & Hunting Fees

Boating, Fishing & Hunting Fees AUSTIN, Texas – Faced with increasing demand for services and rising costs, the Finance Committee of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission today authorized publishing in the Texas Register a proposal to raise selected hunting and fishing licenses and boat registration and titling fees by approximately 20 percent. TPWD will […]

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Mercury OptiMax 200XS Outboard Sets 102.099 MPH World Speed Record

Mercury OptiMax 200XS Outboard Sets 102.099 MPH World Speed Record –McClain Breaks 200 EFI Outboard Kilo Speed Record by More Than 1.143 MPH –OptiMax 200XS is the World’s Fastest 200 h.p. Low-Emissions Outboard –Record Set On First Set of Passes Clifton, TN, November 4 — Team Jaco driver Bill McClain of Lawrenceburg, TN, driving a […]

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Travel Mate Pack Rod Kits

Travel Mate Pack Rod Kits Shakespeare’s new Travel Mate® Pack Rod Kits are perfect for the angler on the move. Whether it’s for backpacking, camping, hiking or just to keep in the car, these quality combos with durable, hard body carrying case will always be there when you need them. The carrying case comes with […]

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Circular Bass Fishing

Circular Bass Fishing It’s not the Sports Illustrated magazine of bass fishing that BassMaster is. It’s not the how to or the when and where that is usually portrayed in other bass fishing magazines. It is an in depth look at the heart, mind, and soul of real bass fishing outdoorsmen. From many angles this […]

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Boat Show Basics

Boat Show Basics The January Boat Show is one of the biggest sport shows of the year. Just about every boat manufacturer is represented by a Houston dealer at the show. Also fishing guides from all over the world will be on hand with information on guided fishing and hunting trips. There is also a […]

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Rig’N Up For The Big Ones

Rig’N Up For The Big Ones The tip of the fishing rod bounced twice, and then headed south. The hook was set, and Keith Kocurek of Pier 45 Marine in Houston let out a whoop. “Fish On!! Fish On”!!, he cried out to fellow fisherman Darren Landry. But Darren had problems of his own, since […]

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Crappie & Cookies

Crappie & Cookies Crappie and Cookies — what more could an angler want? As we pulled away from the beautiful Lake Fork Marina docks, and rode out onto the revered waters of Lake Fork, I could tell that the weather forecaster was right on the money predicting high winds, overcast skies and a humid afternoon. […]

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