Keith Combs Wins Toyota Texas Bass Classic in Dramatic Fashion

Combs Outlasts Mike Iaconelli in Sudden Death Fish-Off CONROE—The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC), the world championship of professional bass fishing, had to go into overtime to crown a champion. Keith Combs of Huntington, Texas, outlasted Mike Iaconelli of Pittsgrove, New Jersey, in an unprecedented sudden death fish-off. Both anglers caught record-setting three-day totals of […]

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Keeping Texas Bass Alive in Hot Weather

Tournament anglers encouraged to consider oxygen injection in livewells ATHENS—The hotter the weather, the more difficult it is to keep bass in livewells healthy, especially during tournaments, when heavy limits of fish may be held for several hours until weigh-in. “Dissolved oxygen is the single most important factor for keeping bass alive,” said Randy Myers, […]

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Anglers to Target Grass Carp on Lake Conroe

Bow and rod-and-reel anglers will remove excess carp to aid native aquatic vegetation restoration ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries staff has partnered with the Texas Bowfishing Association (TBA) and the Texas BASS Federation Nation (TBFN) to conduct a grass carp removal tournament on Lake Conroe Saturday and Sunday July 9 and 10. […]

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Partners Restore Lake Brazos Fishery

ATHENS — A recent cooperative effort between Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD Inland Fisheries management staff, the City of Waco, Cameron Park Zoo, and some local scouts from China Spring deployed new fish habitat into Lake Brazos on Wednesday. Twenty fish attractors primarily composed of bamboo from nearby Cameron Park Zoo were sunk near […]

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Crazy Bear Lodge is Back

As the new owners and operators of Crazy Bear Lodge we would like to offer you our warmest greetings.  After enduring a devastating fire that nearly swallowed the lodge whole, Crazy Bear is stronger than ever.  We were very fortunate to escape without any damage, mostly in part to the fact the fire fighters were […]

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Fishing Gear Giveaway

JustFishingTips.com is kicking off the New Year with a fishing gear giveaway. Submit your New Year’s fishing resolution and be entered into a giveaway for a free 6 pack of Yamamoto tube lures – killer on large and smallmouth bass! Further details can be found here: http://www.justfishingtips.com/2011/years-resolution-fishing-giveaway/

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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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Toyota ShareLunker Season Begins October 1

ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will begin accepting entries into the Toyota ShareLunker program October 1, 2010. Anyone legally catching a 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass from Texas waters, public or private, between October 1 and April 30 may submit the fish to the Toyota ShareLunker program by calling program manager David Campbell at (903) […]

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Lake Fork Catch Bodes Well for Coming Toyota ShareLunker Season

ATHENS—The 2010-2011 Toyota ShareLunker season start is only six weeks away—hard to believe in this August heat—but the big bass are already biting on Lake Fork. Fishing in 20 feet of water off a main lake point, Cameron Burnett boated a 14.44-pound largemouth July 31. “It was about 8:45 p.m., just before dark,” Burnett said. […]

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TPWD Proposes List of Approved Exotic Aquatic Plants, Permitted Algae

AUSTIN – Aquatic plants offer both beauty and functionality in landscaping and aquaria, and the use of algae to produce biofuels has recently received increased attention. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wants to ensure the introduction of any non-native aquatic plants, including algae will not harm the state’s natural resources. In an effort to […]

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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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Toledo Bend Texas Bass Fishing Report July 2010

July 2010 Toledo Bend Fishing Report North End Toledo Bend Guide Service & Lake Cottages 936.368.7151 www.toledobendguide.com Most fish caught this time of year will be caught in deep water other than early morning, late evening or at night.  To be successful in catching these deep- water fish a good understanding of the “Thermocline” is […]

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NEW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BASS ON THE FLY FISHING TOURNAMENT ON LAKE FORK

Wanted you all to know about this new tournament  exclusively for fly fisherman targeting largemouth bass.  It is on May 8, 2010  at Lake Fork and they\’re looking for a record bass caught by fly rod.  They are planning  seminars, casting contests, and prize drawings so it should be fun. More  details at www.bassonthefly.org.Get a […]

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Riechers Named TPWD Coastal Fisheries Director

AUSTIN – Following an extensive nationwide search, Robin Riechers has been selected to lead the Coastal Fisheries Division at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Riechers began his career with TPWD in 1988 and has served in various roles within coastal fisheries, most recently as the Science and Policy Director. Riechers assumes his new position Feb. […]

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O.H. Ivie Does It Again

West Texas lake produces two Toyota ShareLunkers in less than a week ATHENS, Texas — O.H. Ivie Reservoir sent another Toyota ShareLunker to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) January 21, just five days after sending its first entry since 2002. Angler Wesley Pullig of Eden caught a 13.09-pound largemouth in 25 to 30 feet […]

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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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