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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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Texas Saltwater Fishing Report October 1995

GALVESTON — East Galveston Bay is producing increasing numbers of keeper sized speckled trout for anglers working the mid-bay reefs with pearl/chartreuse or strawberry/white B&L shad tails. Shorelines are also beginning to show signs of increasing action as the water temperatures start to slowly fall. Topwater action is not far away along the south shorelines […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about Boating Laws

Can my driver’s license be suspended if I’m arrested for operating a boat while intoxicated? Yes. Effective Sept.1, 2001, a person’s drivers license will be automatically suspended if the arrested person: * Is operating a watercraft powered with an engine having a manufacturer’s rating of 50 horsepower or more; and * The person refuses to […]

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Coastal Expos Coming Soon

AUSTIN, Texas — “Protect Rivers to Conserve Bays” is the theme for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s upcoming Coastal Expo events. “Rivers are the lifeblood of Texas bays. They protect and nourish the plants and animals that create ecologically healthy and economically beneficial estuaries,” says Larry McKinney, Ph.D. and Coastal Fisheries Division Director at TPWD. […]

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Redfish Bay Seagrass Protection Rules Proposed

ROCKPORT, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is proposing mandatory seagrass protection measures for the Redfish Bay State Scientific Area to protect ecologically important seagrass beds from motorboat propeller scarring. This past January, the department acted to continue the Redfish Bay State Scientific Area through 2010 and sought input from anglers, fishing guides, […]

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