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Time to Renew Texas Hunting & Fishing License

August is that time of the year when Hunting and Fishing licenses go on sale. Licenses are valid from date of purchase until Aug. 31 each year, unless otherwise noted. In addition to a hunting license,...

Safe Boating

Texans around the state are making plans to take advantage of the sunshine on the state’s waterways. Compared to this time last year, drownings are up more than 30 percent. Texas Parks and Wildlife...

Trophy Catfish Lakes

Four options being considered for changes to catfish regulations, based on the observation that more anglers are willing to release fish to catch trophy fish. Options are: one for quality fisheries; one for...

Drifting For Catfish

It’s getting to be that time of the year again when drifting for catfish works great on any lake that has a good population of catfish, and that just about includes all of lakes in Texas. Some of the...

National Fishing & Boating Week; Free Fishing Saturday, June 6

National Fishing and Boating Week will take place June 6-14th, 2020. On Saturday, June 6, anyone can fish recreationally without a license in Texas. Boating and Fishing are fun, stress-relieving activities...

Evinrude Outboard Engines are History

Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), maker of Evinrude Outboard engines, announced May 27, 2020 it will discontinue production of Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines. BRP says it remains committed...

Lake Sam Rayburn Campgrounds Reopening

SOUTHEAST TEXAS — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin a phased reopening of campgrounds across Texas. In Southeast Texas, the Corp of Engineers oversees campgrounds at Lake Sam Rayburn and Dam...

Texas State Parks Reopen for Day-Use April 20, 2020

AUSTIN—Texas State Parks will begin reopening for day-use only April 20 as part of a broader effort to begin reopening the state of Texas. Per Governor Abbott’s direction, new restrictions in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Layering - Staying Comfortable in the Outdoors

Last week the temperatures were in the high 70’s, low 80’s; this week it’s in the 30’s and 40’s. Welcome to wintertime in Texas. ¬It’s a guessing game as to how to dress...

Kill Switches

Beginning Sept.1 operators of any power boat measuring 26 feet or less and equipped with an emergency engine cut-off switch will be required to make certain the switch is functional and have it attached and...

Creme Lures Celebrates 70 Years

Its one thing to deceive a fish into biting, but an even bigger challenge is to get an angler to buy a lure. No one understood that statement more than Nick Creme. Nick not only invented the plastic worm, but...

Bass Fishing Championship Tournament But Out of Kayaks

Bass fishing tournaments are common across the United States. Truth is bass fishing tournaments out of kayaks isn’t a new thing, however, an international bass kayak championship is unique. Another...

Smaller is Better in Personal Flotation

We have all done it, but we shouldn’t. That’s right. We used an adult or too big of Personal Flotation Device (PFD) on a youth or child. United States Coast Guard (USCC) approved PFDs come in...

Shallow Cranking Kayak Fishing

It’s downright scary how shallow anglers can catch bass out of a kayak. Truth is as long as a bass has water over its back they could be up in little or no water. For kayak anglers in hot pursue of...

Cormorants and Otters - fish preators

  If you ask lake managers and fish farmers to name dreaded predators that severely damage fisheries, most will say double-crested cormorants (water turkey) and otters. Cormorants are found from...


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Thursday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 79

Thursday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 64

Friday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 82

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 64

Saturday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 86

Saturday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 66

Sunday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 88

Sunday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 68


Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 9/24: 161.17 (-3.23)