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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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Proposal Would Protect Seagrass, Fisheries in Redfish Bay

ROCKPORT, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking public input on a proposal to create mandatory “propeller up” zones for motorboats in parts of Redfish Bay where biologists have been testing voluntary zones since 2000. The proposal is part of a continuing effort to find the most effective means of protecting sensitive […]

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Record Sea Turtle Release Marks Kemp’s Ridley Comeback

TEPEHUAJES, Mexico — Mexican and U.S. scientists on June 28 marked the recovery of the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle here with the largest single-day turtle release since the binational recovery project began decades ago, helping close to 240,000 four-inch hatchlings wriggle across the sand and into the Gulf of Mexico. Even though sea turtle nestings […]

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Top Texas Conservation Stories of 2004

When It Rains, It Pours — Texas’ natural resources showed their potential in 2004, thanks to higher than normal rainfall across most of the state. The abundance of water created lush habitat conditions, setting the stage for near-record production among many wildlife species, particularly quail and deer. While hunters were enjoying the rewards of a […]

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Fly Fish Texas Draws Crowd to Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS, Texas—With hundreds of fly-fish enthusiasts filling the air with lines and lures March 5 as they cast for rainbow trout, one had to walk carefully around the grounds of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. While fishing occupied many people, hands-on learning and informal education about subjects as varied as the importance of water quality […]

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Goose Island Shoreline Stabilization, Marsh Restoration Begins

ROCKPORT, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Lester Contracting, Inc. have begun construction of an offshore rock breakwater as Phase 1 of a shoreline stabilization and marsh restoration project. The 4,400 foot long breakwater, located approximately 500 feet offshore, is designed to protect the mile long southern shoreline of Goose Island from erosion […]

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Spotted Seatrout Management Options for Lower Laguna Madre

AUSTIN, Texas — Anglers in the Lower Laguna Madre could see spotted seatrout bag and size limits that are different from those in effect in other bay systems as early as September 2007. A regional management plan for the Lower Laguna Madre is one solution being considered by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department coastal fisheries […]

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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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