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Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Celebrates Twenty Years

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Celebrates Twenty Years

ATHENS— Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens with a day of outdoor activities and free admission Saturday, Nov. 19. Activities going on throughout the day include a raptor and reptile display, a catfishing tournament, kayaking, fly fishing, archery and a walk along the…


Spring into Fishing at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Spring into Fishing at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS—Families looking for a place to have an inexpensive, rewarding family vacation during spring break need look no farther than the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens. Located just 75 miles southeast of Dallas, 100 miles east of Waco and 180 miles north of Houston, TFFC is a one-tank-of-gas…


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Hey Texas, Learn to Fly-fish at TFFC May 18

_ Expert fly-fisher Bob Cappallo will teach fly-fishing for beginners at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The class is open to adults 18 and older. No fly-fishing experience is required. Equipment will be provided, but students may bring their own. The $50…


54.3-pound Blue Catfish Sets New Mark for Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

54.3-pound Blue Catfish Sets New Mark for Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Jordan Rethmeier of Garland and his father often fish in Lake Zebco, the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s stocked casting pond. They’ve caught some big catfish, but Saturday, March 16, produced the biggest yet, a new water body record blue catfish. Jordan reeled in a 54.3-pound fish that was 47 inches…


Dallas Fly Fishers to Offer Classes at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center March 9

Dallas Fly Fishers to Offer Classes at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center March 9

ATHENS — The Dallas Fly Fishers will teach classes for beginning fly-fishers at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens on March 9. Pre-registration is required and is available by calling Craig Brooks at (903) 670-2222. There is no fee for the class. Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered….


Lake Dunlap Produces Toyota ShareLunker

ATHENS—Lake Dunlap, a small reservoir on the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels, became the sixty-third Texas reservoir to produce a largemouth bass weighing 13 or more pounds when Matthew Moccia of Manchaca caught a 13.34-pounder from the lake December 30. Moccia was fishing in 10 feet of water using a…


Nominations Sought for Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Deadline for submission of nominations is December 31 ATHENS, Texas — Individuals or organizations that have made a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas may be nominated through December 31 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Nominations may be made in the categories of industry,…


Falcon, Lake Fork Produce Toyota ShareLunkers in Texas

ATHENS—Perennial big-bass lakes Falcon and Fork each produced a Toyota ShareLunker over the weekend. Falcon started the ball rolling March 16 with a 14.39-pounder, the biggest fish entered into the program so far this season. Gary Wingate of Amarillo caught the fish in 12 feet of water using a plastic…


Master Fly-fisher to Teach Class at TFFC Jan. 15, 2011

ATHENS—Expert fly-fisher Bob Cappallo of Corsicana will teach fly-fishing for beginners at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens January 15, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The class is open to adults 18 and older. No fly-fishing experience is required. Equipment will be provided, but students may bring…


Toyota ShareLunker #486 Comes from Lake Fork of Texas

ATHENS — Randy Williams of Staunton, Illinois, finally broke the ice: He caught Lake Fork’s first Toyota ShareLunker of the season on Tuesday, March 16. The fish weighed 13.0 pounds and was caught in three feet of water on a Senko. The good news for Lake Fork anglers was that…