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Thunder, Lightning and a Nasty Virus

It’s April, and if you are angler, you need to be out fishing, no matter whether your quarry is bass, crappie, catfish, speckled trout, redfish … etc. It’s just good time to go fishing,...

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Texas State Parks to Close to Public Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday, April 7 issued orders to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to close all state parks and historic sites to further help distance Texans...

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Texas Fishing and Hunting Seasons Have Not Been Cancelled

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order implementing a protocol for "essential services and activities" amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including fishing and hunting in the list. The...

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White Bass Tips

White bass, or “sand bass” as they are commonly called, are a personal favorite to fish of mine. They tend to school, and can be fished very effectively on artificials, which can make for a great...

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In a Word, It Should Be Good, Or As Biologists Tend To Say -- "Average."

Jason Hardin, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department biologist, provided the following notes on spring turkey season overall, including where to hunt and when: “The Edwards Plateau has always been the...

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Commission Meeting Cancelled

AUSTIN – Amid growing public health concerns, the March meeting of the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission previously scheduled for March 25-26 has been cancelled. All agenda items have been...

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LeGare and Harrison Capture Abu Garcia College National Championship

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — For the first time since 2006, the Stephen F. Austin State University Bass Fishing Club has won the Abu Garcia College Fishing National Championship. The competition was held Feb. 26...

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Texas State Parks to Close Public-Serving Facilities and Programs Starting at 12 p.m. March 19

After careful evaluation of the ongoing public health situation, Texas State Parks will be limiting park programming and closing public access to park headquarters, visitor centers and park stores starting at...

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Comments are Open for Proposed Hunting and Fishing Changes

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Commission is considering a number of changes to hunting and fishing regulations in 2020. However, prior to making any decisions, the Commission wants input from...

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Clint May and Larry Cotten Champions

Clint May and Larry Cotten topped 102 entries at the March 15 Outlaw Outdoors Fishing Tournament at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Top Ten Teams:1. May-Cotten, five fish, 25.79 lbs.2. Rambo-Clark, five fish, 25.60...

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Glass and Manuel Top 256 Teams in Skeeter Bass Champs Tournament

George Glass and Trent Manuel finish on top of 256 teams, March 7, at the Skeeter Bass Champs Tournament. Top Ten Teams are: 1. Glass - Manuel, 5 fish, 24.53 lbs. 2. Moorehead - Shofner Jr., 5 fish, 23.42...

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Leap Day Weekend

AUSTIN – If any superstitious anglers are wondering whether the Leap Day weekend is lucky or unlucky for catching the fish of a lifetime, two Texas bass anglers just made the answer very clear. Angler...

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Outlaw Outdoor Outlaw Team Series Results

Top 10 finishers in the Outlaw Outdoor Team tournament, 2/29/20: 1. Casey Burleigh-Josh Rodgers, 5/5, 30.15 lbs., $10,0002. Phil Addison-Dean Wood, 5/5, 24.10 lbs.3. Matthew Armand-Jarred Williams, 5/5, 23.56...

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Dock Talk

Conversations recently heard from bass anglers…to trailer or not. Not as a boat trailer, but whether to add a something special behind a spinnerbait, jig or swim bait. “I use a trailer about 95...

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Proposed Changes to Waterfowl Hunting for 2020

TPWD will be taking public comment on the following proposed changes to 2020-2021 Statewide Waterfowl Hunting, with input to be considered before any action by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at its...

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Sharp Blasts 40 Pounds To Win on Rayburn

Winning a tournament is always pretty cool, but winning the way Anthony Sharp did in the second Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event in the Cowboy Division presented by A.R.E. is...

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Twenty-three Bags Over 16 Pounds

A record 218 teams showed up to fish the 3rd Sweet Sixteen Tournament presented by Daiwa this past Sunday. Fishing seemed to get a lot better than it had been this year. Twenty-three teams brought in bags over...

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Look for Rivers or Creeks with Moving Water

The annual white bass spawning run has either began or is about to begin on rivers or creeks that feed into popular Texas lakes. With a warm winter like we have had this year, it is possible some fish have...

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First Legacy Lunker of the Season

Check out this 14.36 pound lunker, caught by Blake Cockrell at Lake Alan Henry this past weekend. This is the first Legacy Class ShareLunker of 2020. If you catch a 13+ pound bass and loan it to Texas Parks...

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DETX Qualifier Results ...

Congratulations to Tanner Riley and Kaleb Stewart for their outstanding performance in winning the DETX fifth qualifying tournament and for catching a giant 10.76 lb green monster. Top 10 finishers: 1 Youth...

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