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First Saltwater Elite Angler Award Winner Named

HOUSTON –Deer Park resident Kenneth Thyssen has been awarded the first Saltwater Elite Angler Award for catching a King Mackerel, Southern Flounder, Red Drum, Spotted Seatrout and Sheepshead. A component of TPWD’s Angler Recognition Awards program, the new Elite Angler Awards honor anglers who catch five different freshwater or saltwater big fish awards. The program […]

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Wireless Internet Service Debuts in Five Texas State Parks

AUSTIN, Texas — TengoInternet and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are starting a pilot program to offer wireless Internet service at five Texas state parks — Choke Canyon State Park (Calliham) near Three Rivers, Blanco State Park near Blanco, Balmorhea State Park near Toyahvale, Goose Island State Park near Rockport, and Ray Roberts Lake […]

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Flat-Out Fishing Events Coming Up

PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Anheuser-Busch, Coastal Conservation Association Texas and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the first of two very special fishing events on Saturday, April 23 in Port Aransas to help anglers enjoy and succeed in fishing shallow water. Some of Texas’s most recognized shallow-water […]

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Seagrass Protection Authorized for Redfish Bay

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissions on Nov. 3 voted to authorize seagrass conservation measures to protect ecologically important seagrass beds in the Redfish Bay State Scientific Area near Rockport. The new rules will take effect May 1, 2006. Shallow-water seagrasses in Texas bays provide vital nursery areas for diverse marine life, […]

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Everything Kayak! Expo Slated for Aransas Pass Nov. 4-5

ARANSAS PASS, Texas — Kayaks seem to be everywhere these days — sprouting from the roofs of SUVs and compact cars alike, dotting streams and lakes and bays across Texas. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, kayaking participation nationwide doubled between 1998 and 2004, with recreational and sit-on-top kayaking the fastest growing segment of the […]

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Bass Sense

Many anglers have fished for years, not understanding the physical and mental make-up of a bass’s system. To increase productivity in anything, one must first do some homework on what makes anything “tick”. And, that includes the bass. A bass’s senses include sight, hearing, smell, taste, and feel, however they are different than human’s senses […]

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Funding Sought To Save State Fish of Texas

ATHENS, Texas—When the Texas Legislature named the Guadalupe bass the state fish of Texas in 1989, it did so because of the fish’s distinctive nature. Found nowhere else in the world outside the San Antonio, Guadalupe, Colorado and Brazos river systems, the Guadalupe bass exemplifies the qualities and resources of the Texas Hill Country. Ironically, […]

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TPWD Unveils Possible Hunting and Fishing Rule Changes

AUSTIN, Texas — The success of resource management efforts on a variety of fronts has led Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists to recommend several possible changes to next year’s hunting and fishing regulations. Among the topics being considered include: an expansion of special regulations affecting the harvest of whitetail bucks based on antler characteristics, […]

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1944 Texas Clipper To Become Gulf of Mexico Artificial Reef

BEAUMONT, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has completed contractual negotiations for the Texas Clipper to become the first major addition to the department’s Ships-to-Reefs program in more than 30 years. In early spring 2007, the clipper will be sunk 17 nautical miles off the southern coast of Texas to become an artificial […]

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Foundation Recommends Jasper County for New Hatchery

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation board has voted to recommend acceptance of the Jasper County bid to host a new East Texas freshwater fish hatchery for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The TPWD Commission must still approve the foundation recommendation at the commission’s Nov. 3 meeting. The Jasper County proposal […]

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Bass Fishing is Next

The big game hunting season is over and the anti-hunting posters have dropped from the public limelight for now. Why would this be mentioned in a fishing club newsletter? A brief understanding of the basic animal rights movement would show the relationship between hunting and fishing. These organizations and groups have a basic philosophy in […]

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TBBU Lake Livingston Channel Marking Project

Texas Black Bass Unlimited is planning a fund raising event to place channel markers in the Trinity River on Lake Livingston from the Highway 190 Bridge to the Highway 19 Bridge. TBBU is an all volunteer non profit statewide organization that is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of our freshwater fishing and resource conservation. […]

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Cronkite Narrates Texas Water Program

AUSTIN, Texas – Walter Cronkite has narrated a one-hour video program about Texas water resources, which will air Feb. 3 on all Texas public television stations. “Texas: the State of Water—Finding a Balance” explores what’s at stake in the struggle to provide enough clean water for wildlife and the environment, cities, industry and agriculture. “I’m […]

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Lowrance Globalmap 5500C

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Improved Red Tide Response Tracks Decline of Texas Bloom

AUSTIN, Texas — A red tide event that lingered along the coastal bend for nearly a month appears to have largely subsided, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife officials. Water samples taken in the Corpus Christi and Port Aransas areas have shown decreasing concentrations of the red tide alga since mid-October, and there have been […]

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